Missouri School Districts in Need of Academic Review
JEFFERSON CITY - State education officials revealed Monday morning that 24 school districts in Missouri require closer review through annual performance reports. Preliminary APRs give the earliest look at how districts meet standards of academic performance. The reports measure everything from standardized test scores to graduation rates for public schools.
According to Commissioner of Education Chris Nicastro, these early reports help districts aspire to higher levels of performance. K-12 schools must meet nine of 14 standards to be fully accredited in Missouri.
Blair Oaks R-II, Camdenton R-III, Centralia R-VI and Osage R-I, R-II and R-III school disricts are among those that met all 14 standards.Columbia, Booneville R-I, Macon R-I and Moberly school districts met 13 of 14. The Kansas City district, St. Louis city and some county schools there, and some rural districts met few of the standards.
The Missouri State Board of Education formally evaluates school districts once every five years. Finalized results will be released in October.