I believe the Baldwin-Woodville Area School District had a great 2015-2016 school year and the 2016-2017 school year is also off to a great start as well. As you may have heard, the state of Wisconsin released school report cards. The 2015-2016 Baldwin-Woodville Area School District’s report cards reflects that we had a great year. The district report card, middle school report card, and elementary report card all showed improvement.
The school report cards started about 5 years ago with the 2014-2015 report card not being released. School districts and school buildings are each placed in one of five categories, Significantly Exceeds Expectations, Exceeds Expectations, Meets Expectations, Meets Few Expectations, and Fails to Meet Expectations. Meets expectations is the normal or average. Here are the Baldwin-Woodville Area School District’s Report Cards. The report cards are posted on our school website under Curriculum and Instruction.
District (as a whole) Report Card:
Greenfield Elementary Report Card:
Significantly Exceeds Expectations
Viking Middle School Report Card:
High School Report Card:
Meets Few Expectations
As you can see we have a lot to be proud of with the District exceeding expectations and Greenfield Elementary School significantly exceeding expectations, ranking 6th out of 61 elementary schools in our CESA. Greenfield Elementary School went from meeting expectations to significantly exceeding expectations but this did not happen overnight. The staff worked very hard to make this happen and implemented a number of changes, such as additional technology, personalizing learning, a math and reading program, and formative assessments. Our entire staff works very hard and I truly appreciate all their hard work, effort, and compassion.
Now everything is not perfect. We definitely have things to work on. It is concerning that our high school report card went from exceeding expectations to meeting few expectations. We take this very seriously and have analyzed this data at length. Our ACT test scores remain high with the 2016 graduating class scoring well above the state average and finishing 7th in CESA 11, out of 39 schools and this is with all students taking the exam as a junior. Baldwin-Woodville High School has consistently finished above the state average and in the top ten within our CESA. Much of our data has remained similar to the past. Where we were downgraded on this report card is closing the gap. Our overall achievement remains high but we did not do well in closing the achievement gap. What this means for Baldwin-Woodville is trying to make sure our students with disabilities and our students that are economically disadvantaged perform as well as all the other students on the ACT. These students did not do as well as we had hoped and we need to do a better job of meeting their needs. We are already working on plans to make this happen.
As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.