Several years ago, the Department of Public Instruction developed an accountability system in the form of a State Report Card that considers several factors in measuring how districts are meeting expectations. These indicators include, Student Achievement, Student Growth, Closing Gaps, and On-Track to Graduation and Postsecondary Readiness.
Based on data criteria and the indicators, each school and district is given a report card score. The score indicates if districts failed to meet expectations, met few expectations, met expectations, exceeded expectations, or significantly exceeded expectations.
On November 17th, the state released the report card scores for the 2015-16 school year. We are pleased to inform you that our district received a Five Star Report Card Score of 91.9, Significantly Exceeded Expectations, which places us in the top 1% of districts from across the state. And, of the 424 districts, Hartland-Lakeside is in the top 4, giving us a 99.9% percentile rating. Four of our six schools received ratings, HSCL at Significantly Exceeds, South at Exceeds, LIFE Magnet at Significantly Exceeds, and North Shore Middle School at Significantly Exceeds. For more information please see the DPI website at, http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/resources.
We are also proud that North Shore Middle School received a Report Card Score of 94, placing them in the top 20 of 2,432 schools. It is also noted that of the 2,432 schools, they were in the top 3 of middle schools. Milwaukee Business Journal ranked North Shore Middle School as the top middle school in SE Wisconsin.
Hartland North and HAFALA do not receive report card grades. But in comparison, The reading proficiency at Hartland North for first and second graders rose from 79% to 93% over the past two years.
We greatly appreciate the incredible dedication and hard work of our teachers and staff, and the great support of our parents and families. The district will strive to continue our improvement goals for all students and to provide enriching and rewarding experiences that are not measured on standardized tests.
Please contact your child’s principal if you have any questions, or Curriculum Director, Nancy Nikolay at email@example.com.
Glenn W. Schilling, Ph.D.