Clintonville schools see improvement
State DPI releases school report cards
By Holly Neumann
The Clintonville School District received a 72.8 on the Wisconsin Department of Public Instructions accountability report card, earning 3 stars and meeting expectations.
“It is always good to see all of our buildings and the district receiving scores that meets or exceeds expectations,” said District Administrator David Dyb.
Districtwide there was a lot of growth in on-track and post-secondary readiness.
“This area combines multiple years of data,” said Dyb. “This speaks to the efforts focusing on attendance and achievement across our district which showed increase in both areas.”
Clintonville High School saw the biggest change from 58.4 in 2017-18 to a 68.9 last year.
“We are proud of the gains made by the high school last year,” said Principal Kelly Zeinert. “We are excited that the biggest change is in “closing gaps.”
According to Zeinert, the high school took a close look at interventions last year with struggling students and made adjustments where necessary.
“We looked at the interventions that we were using and how the intervention time was structured,” she said. “We evaluated what was being used and looked at the data to see if those interventions were working.”
They also sat down with the high school math and English department.
Both departments spent a lot of time talking about students and making decisions that would help improve academic achievement.
“We really focused on student learning,” she said. “The score indicates that we are headed in the right direction.”
She gives credit for the improvement to the teachers.
“They put in extra time and effort,” Zeinert said. “They looked at the data and talked about doing what is best for kids.”
They will continue to focus on student achievement.
“This is just the first step of many that we are taking at CHS to provide instruction and make academic gains,” she said.
Longfellow Elementary School scored a 73.5 and Clintonville Middle School a 78.4, both exceeding expectations.