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River Falls School District continues to demonstrate strong academic achievement

Submitted by River Falls School District

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released district and school report cards publicly Nov. 21. With a district score of 77.6, the School District of River Falls Report Card ranks the River Falls School District as "exceeding expectations." The DPI melds together data related to reading and math achievement, ACT college entrance exam results, attendance and graduation rates to issue an overall score.

"We are proud of these report cards as they provide a snapshot of accountability which reflects very well on our students and staff," Director of Academics Jennifer Peterson said. "While these very sound results speak highly of our district, we also know there are many additional high performing aspects to our education system that goes well beyond that which is measured in these reports ranging from character education programming, business education vocational training, the arts, ag, and a long list of unique and beneficial student opportunities."

Priority areas that are measured on the state report card include one-time student achievement, student achievement growth over time, closing gaps between racial and poverty groups versus their counterparts, and on-track and postsecondary readiness.

Local district and school report card scores for the 2016-17 school year were:

• District — 77.6 overall accountability score, exceeds expectations

• Greenwood Elementary — 84.7, significantly exceeds expectations

• Meyer Middle School — 75.9, exceeds expectations

• River Falls High School — 75.7, exceeds expectations

• River Falls Public Montessori — 74.7, exceeds expectations

• Rocky Branch Elementary — 77.5, exceeds expectations

• Westside Elementary — 76.6, exceeds expectations

• Renaissance Charter Academy — AR, alternate rating - satisfactory progress