Students have been getting grades for decades and now each school and each school system in the state also gets a grade.
For the second year, the state has given grades to every school in the state based on a complex formula of achievement, improvement, special education performance and achievement gap improvement. Some schools could also get extra points under certain circumstances.
The grades are based on the 2012-2013 school year. Statewide, the average grade for all schools was 75.8, a “C” by typical grading standards. A number of schools in the state failed with grades below 60.
Madison County schools exceeded the state average in the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).
“We’re above average and we’re pleased with that, but we have areas that we know we can get better and we’re continuing to look at that,” said Madison County school superintendent Allen McCannon.
McCannon praised the efforts of school staffs, administrators, parents and students, saying that the system has performed well despite shortened calendar years due to budget constraints.
2013 School Grades
Ila Elementary 92.1
Comer Elementary 90.8
I wonder how much of this performance is due to Dr. McCannon's leadership. I suspect quite a lot. I like what he has done with the charter school for non-typical students and with the expansion at the high school along with the new programs offering practical, real world educational opportunities. We can't all be doctors, aerospace engineers and billionaires. There's truly a place out there for everyone who tries.