Most Wis. Schools Get Passing Grade on Report Card

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Highly anticipated report cards released show most Wisconsin schools meet or exceed new, more stringent measurements designed to better evaluate their performance.

The state Department of Public Instruction reported that nearly 86 percent of schools met, exceeded or significantly exceeded expectations. Only 76 schools, or about 3.5 percent of all 2,118 statewide, failed to meet expectations, the lowest possible ranking.

School Districts in Walworth County were primarily in the "meets" or "exceeds expectations" categories for overall accountability. Overall, Star Center Elementary School in Lake Geneva, for example, rated a 78, Praire View Elementary School in East Troy rated a77.1, Badger High School in Lake Geneva rated a 73.9, Elkhorn Area High School rated a 76.7, and Washington Elementary School in Whitewater ranked a 73.5.

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