Dr. Scott Woolstenhulme, Superintendent
Ensuring that every student learns to read is our single most important academic goal because it is fundamental to every student’s success. When students don’t learn to read, they struggle through school and are likely to never graduate. This is why the work our teachers do in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades is so critically important.
This year, our students have made tremendous gains in reading thanks to the hard work of our dedicated teachers and paraprofessionals as well as the support of our parents. At the start of school, only 41% of our kindergarten students tested at grade-level; by winter the percentage had soared to 62%. Students in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade all made similar gains. We are so excited for what these results mean. It is not just about test scores; it is about the fact that almost five hundred students in our district have made tremendous growth in an essential skill they need to succeed in school and in life.
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