Falls Schools Exceed State Expectations

The district posted a strong score on the 2012-13 report cards released by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction Tuesday.

Like all the students that attend Menomonee Falls schools, the district also receives a grade. In the 2012-13 school year, the district exceeded expectations set by the state. 

As a district, Menomonee Falls received a score of 78.9 our of 100, according to the Department of Instruction's district report card. Falls' combined district score places it in the "exceeds expectations" category. 

District report cards are similar in format to school report cards first issued last year. Districts and schools are evaluated on four priority areas: student achievement in reading and mathematics on statewide assessments; student growth in those assessed areas; closing gaps for reading and mathematics achievement and graduation, based on student subgroups; and postsecondary readiness, which uses several measures as predictors of college and career readiness.

Accountability is calculated on a scale of zero to 100. District report cards are calculated for the district as a whole, rather than grade-level bands previously used for No Child Left Behind accountability. 

The school report cards for the 2012-13 school remained steady in the district compared to 2011-12 scores. 

Twelve school districts in the state did not meet expectations or were not rated, 269 districts met expectations and 143 districts exceeded or significantly exceeded expectations.

The top performing school district in the state is Mequon-Thiensville, followed by Fox Point.

“These preliminary district and school report cards provide valuable information about education in Wisconsin,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “They offer a starting point for schools and districts to plan improvements. Additionally, report cards show how Wisconsin can continue to refine its accountability system to truly serve the education community, parents, policymakers, and the public.”

The school report card accountability system that allowed Wisconsin to earn a waiver from meeting certain 2014 requirements of No Child Left Behind. 

View individual school report cards here: 


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