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The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District is pleased to announce that nine of our 10 schools rated either exceeded or significantly exceeded expectations on the 2018-19 School Report Cards that were issued in November 2019 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction for every public and private school in the state.

Five MCPASD schools – Elm Lawn, Northside, Sunset Ridge, West Middleton and MHS – were in the highest category, while Kromrey, Glacier Creek, Park and Sauk Trail exceeded expectations, which is the second-highest category.

More than 2,100 schools received report cards in the state. 

It is the seventh time that DPI has issued School Report Cards. The state did not release report cards in 2015.

Clark Street Community School, a charter school for students in grades 9-12 and a laboratory for innovative education, informing teaching and learning throughout MCPASD., was rated for the second time and met expectations. The 21st Century eSchool for online students participated in an alternate accountability process because they have small numbers of students at state tested grades, and therefore, do not have enough assessment data to receive an overall accountability rating.

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Each public school earned a ''score'' from 0 to 100 that is called an accountability index score. The accountability index score that each of our schools received is based on our performance in four priority areas:

  • Student achievement in reading and mathematics on state assessments.
  • Student growth, measured by year-to-year improvements in achievement.
  • Closing gaps in performance between specific student groups (comparing English language learners, low-income students, students with disabilities, and members of racial or ethnic group with their peers).
  • On-track to graduation/postsecondary readiness, using reliable predictors of high school graduation and postsecondary success.

Schools can be placed in one of five categories, from Significantly Exceeds Expectations to Fails to Meet Expectations, based on their score.

It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability index score is not a ''percent correct'' measurement, and is NOT similar to a score your child might earn on a test in school. Instead, in combination with other school data, the accountability index score will help our school staff determine in what areas we do well and where we can continue to grow. The plan is for School Report Cards to come out every year and for student results on state tests to continue to be reported.

School Report Cards
Elm Lawn
Sauk Trail
Sunset Ridge
West Middleton
21st Century eSchool
Glacier Creek Middle School
Kromrey Middle School
Clark Street Community School
Middleton High School
Related Links

Preliminary School Report cards issued (DPI site)

Parents' Guide to Student Success