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Last month the Iowa Department of Education released the results of the online school accountability reporting system called the Iowa School Performance Profiles. The website shows updated scores and ratings for all public schools based on how they performed on a set of accountability measures in the 2022-23 school year.
For the third consecutive year, both the Mount Ayr High School and Elementary School received “commendable” ratings, although targeted year 2 support continues for the Elementary to meet requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This is part of a three-year school improvement plan with the support of the Department of Education.
Mount Ayr Community High School (grades 7-12) scored 57.87 points on a 100-point scale during the 22-23 school year, an improvement from the prior year’s score of 55.14 points.
Mount Ayr Elementary School scored 55.15 points in the 22-23 school year, up slightly from the previous year’s score of 53.55.
Performance scores and ratings from area high schools show Mount Ayr rising in rankings, as other districts fall below the state average:
Bedford High performing 61.69
Mount Ayr Commendable 57.87
Wayne Commendable 57.49
I-35 Commendable 57.14
Winterset Commendable 56.32
Lenox Commendable 55.96
Orient-M. Commendable 55.43
State average 54.81
East Union Acceptable 54.66
SE Warren Acceptable 54.54
Creston Acceptable 54.14
Lamoni Acceptable 53.17
Moulton-U. Acceptable 53.08
C. Decatur Acceptable 52.24
Mor. Trail Acceptable 52.14
Clarke Acceptable 51.58
Nod. Valley Acceptable 51.43
Melcher-Da. Acceptable 51.41
M-St. Marys Acceptable 51.16
SW Valley Acceptable 50.98
Murray Acceptable 49.61
Moravia Needs improvement 48.74
Twin Cedars Needs improvement 47.53
Seymour Needs improvement 46.65
Diagonal Needs improvement 44.60
Of the 468 total schools currently identified in need of targeted assistance and support, nearly half were identified because their students with disabilities performed below the level of the lowest 5 percent of all schools.
This year, 134 additional schools were identified as in need of targeted assistance and support (targeted schools) based on the performance of and achievement gaps experienced by a subgroup (students who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals, English learners, students with disabilities or students by racial/ethnic group).
For more information, visit iaschoolperformance.gov.
A more in depth look at the 12 performance indicators used to calculate Mount Ayr elementary and high school rating will appear in next week’s Record-News.