Shaker Superintendent Gregory Hutchings Jr. said the district's struggles are "unacceptable" and they will do better.
The new report cards rate schools in nine different areas and districts will receive an A through F grade for each.
Here are the results:
Performance index: B
Value Added: D
Gifted student value added: B
Disabled student value added: B
Lower 20% value added: B
Annual Manuel Objectives: D
4-year graduation rate: D
5-year graduation rate: C
Hutchings said in a statement about the scores:
We are gratified by the higher scores our district received. More of our students achieved test scores of Proficient or higher than last year, and that is an accomplishment.
At the same time, we are disappointed with the lower scores we received. They are unacceptable to us, and we have already begun to identify ways we can address those scores."
The Report Card actually points out issues we already are addressing in our district’s Strategic Plan. That plan, which has been in effect for two years, is already producing some results and we believe we are on the right track to improving student performance in the Shaker Heights Schools.
While the Report Card may appear to be an easy way to evaluate our district’s work, it’s important to remember it is only one way to measure performance. Many others – including the scores our students receive on the SAT and ACT, our college admissions, the wide range of courses and co-curricular activities we offer, our accomplishments in the arts and many others – tell us that the Shaker Heights Schools have great strengths.We need some time to digest and analyze the tremendous amount of data underlying the report card results, so that we can use this information to keep improving.
We will continue to work relentlessly to narrow gaps in achievement and opportunity so that all of our students get the full benefit of a Shaker education.