The Annual Performance Report (APR) released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) identifies the status and progress of Missouri school districts on five standards: Academic Achievement, Subgroup Achievement, College and Career Readiness, Attendance and Graduation Rate.
Rockwood continues to have high academic achievement with results above the state average. Rockwood has also outlined steps to improve educational experiences for all students in its strategic plan, The Way Forward. The Way Forward includes goal areas that address academic achievement, equity and access and social emotional support.
Rockwood’s emphasis on ensuring students are college and career ready is evident with high marks in assessment, Advanced Placement and postsecondary placement.
85% of Rockwood’s 2019 graduates earned a qualifying score on a postsecondary preparation course or exam.
96% of Rockwood students graduate within four years of entering high school (98% within 4-5 years).
Rockwood’s academic achievement is above the Missouri average for English language arts and math.
In Rockwood our focus continues to be on ensuring that every student is making progress and reaching higher levels of achievement. According to Rockwood Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment Glenn Hancock, a balanced assessment program guides this progress.
“Our educators in professional learning communities will review the state data along with the many other types of classroom assessments to improve our programs and help all students love learning,” said Hancock.