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R-II School District Again Has Perfect APR Score

For the second consecutive year, the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District received a perfect score on its 2018 Annual Performance Report (APR).

The  Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) administers the  APR, which provides an overview of how Missouri public school districts and charter schools are performing. A district’s APR is comprised of five categories of data — academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career readiness, and attendance and graduation rates.

Each district submits information annually to DESE to determine scores.

The Ste. Genevieve R-II School District received all 120 points possible across all categories.

“Saying that we are proud simply does not do justice to how we feel about our community, our schools, our faculty and staff, and our students,” superintendent Dr. Julie Flieg said. “Enter any one of our schools, and you’ll see staff members striving to do what is best for every one of our kids. And our students respond to that care by aspiring to be their best selves and exceeding our expectations. Our team’s commitment to our students, and their eagerness to continue learning, growing and improving their craft is evident through these momentous results.”

The APR for each school district is used by the Missouri School Improvement  Program (MSIP) to assess a district’s performance and accreditation.

While comparing various districts’ scores does not offer a practical analysis due to the differences in demographics and size, a district’s APR does provide a useful tool to its Board of Education, its administrators and teachers to determine areas of strength and areas in need of improvement.

(Information in a news release from the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District.)

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