Three Grandview Elementary Schools Earn ‘Accredited with Distinction’ Status on this Year's APR
Belvidere Elementary School earned a perfect score on the state’s Annual Performance Report (APR) for the third year in a row. Its 2016 APR score was 100-percent. It’s an accomplishment that isn’t easy to do, one, two or even three times!
Belvidere Principal Dr. Jennifer Short says their focus is always on the learning and continuous individual growth and students, staff, and parents.
“The Belvidere Bobcat Scholars (students) and the dedicated staff and supportive parents should be commended on their continuous partnership in the achievement of "Accredited with Distinction" status from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).”
Conn-West Elementary School and Butcher-Greene came close and scored well within that ‘Accredited with Distinction’ status. Conn-West elementary school’s APR this year was 97-percent. It’s an improvement from last year’s 86-percent. Conn-West Principal Marcy Simon says teachers constantly monitor and adjust their instruction to meet the needs of their students. Also, the Conn-West community of parents, students, and staff strives for excellence every day.
“We have high standards and expectations for our students. We've put goals in place and we've worked hard to achieve them,” said Ms. Simon.
Also working hard is Butcher-Greene. The elementary school scored 95-percent on its APR for the second year in a row. The school credits its staff of dedicated teachers and supportive parents for achieving the status of “Accredited with Distinction.”
“This is a wonderful example of what collaboration between school and home can achieve. Teachers, thank you for your hard work and your continued efforts to ensure that ALL of our students are experiencing high levels of success. You are making a positive impact on the lives of your students that will last forever.” said Butcher-Greene Principal Ethel Judon.
The Annual Performance Report (APR) uses multiple measures and several years of data to provide an accurate and meaningful look at districts. DESE uses APR scores to determine how well schools are meeting Missouri's education standards under the state's accountability system, the Missouri School Improvement Program 5 (MSIP5). Schools that score above 90% are within the accredited with distinction category. As a district Grandview scored 78-percent.