Four schools recognized for student academic growth

Four schools recognized for student academic growth
Posted on 11/09/2021
Students at Point Elementary SchoolFour district schools were recognized for student growth in mathematics and English language arts in a recent report released by the St. Louis University PRiME Center: MOSAIC Elementary, Point Elementary, Bernard Middle and Washington Middle. 

The Student Growth Report indicates which schools in the state are best moving students towards or beyond proficiency based on comparing MAP testing scores over a three-year period. This report focused on 2016 through 2019, since that is the most recent three-year period prior to the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We’re proud of the growth our students have shown,” said Dr. Brian Smith, assistant superintendent - teaching and learning. “Standardized test scores are just one of the methods we use to assess student progress. These results show that the students at these schools are being persistent learners, in line with the district’s Portrait of a Graduate.”

MOSAIC Elementary School
MOSAIC Elementary ranked ninth in the state among elementary schools in the state of Missouri with a growth score of 98.0 in math, according to the PRiME Center report. That score was also the second-highest score among elementary schools in the St. Louis-region.
MOSAIC Elementary
The report also focused on the scores of a subgroup that included students eligible for free and reduced lunch, Black and Hispanic students, English language learners and students with disabilities. MOSAIC ranked twentieth in the state in math among that subgroup of students. 

Point Elementary School
Point Elementary was ranked third in the St. Louis region in math growth in the report. 
Point Elementary students
Bernard Middle School 
Bernard Middle achieved high proficiency growth in both English language arts and math. Bernard Middle was ranked second in the St. Louis region among middle schools for growth in math. The school ranked seventh in the St. Louis region among middle schools for English language arts.
Bernard Middle School student
Washington Middle 
Washington Middle also achieved high proficiency in both English language arts and math. Washington Middle ranked sixth among all St. Louis-region middle schools in English language arts proficiency growth. The school ranked seventh among St. Louis-region middle schools in math proficiency growth.
Washington Middle School student
You can learn more about the rankings and St. Louis University PRiME Center’s method for determining the rankings by viewing their reports:
- Missouri statewide report
- St. Louis region report

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