The Iowa Department of Education released new results of the Iowa School Performance Profiles, and Lynnville-Sully ranks at the top for the high school, middle school, and elementary levels.
Lynnville-Sully was given a “High Performing” rating at the high school, middle school, and elementary levels, a feat that required a score of 60.61-66.30. Of Iowa’s public schools, only 15.21% achieve this rating. According to L-S Superintendent Shane Ehresman, each school building's performance is based over a two-year period. The report card assigns one of six ratings: Exceptional, High-Performing, Commendable, Acceptable, Needs Improvement, and Priority.
The Iowa School Performance Profiles was launched in 2018 and is an online tool that meets state and federal requirements to publish report cards reflecting the performance of all public schools. The report cards help the public understand how their schools are serving students, and empowers them to contribute to local conversations.
In 2019, the Lynnville-Sully’s high school rating jumped to the “High Performing” category, having previously been given a “Commendable” overall performance rating in 2018. An overall performing score of 64.05 gives L-S High School the highest rating of all high schools in the South Iowa Cedar League. The scores recognized 89.71% of the high schoolers were meeting the proficiency achievement benchmark in the area of English Language Arts, and 86.76% were meeting the benchmark in Mathematics.
The L-S Middle School again received a “High Performing” rating for a consecutive year, doing exceptionally well in the areas of English Language Arts with 83.76% of the students meeting the proficiency achievement benchmark, and 82.05% meeting the benchmark in Mathematics. Their overall score was 63.51, which also places them on top among middle schools in the SICL.
The school saw its overall performance rating improve at the elementary level, earning a “High Performing” rating in 2019. This is a jump from the “Commendable” rating received in 2018. In 2019,
L-S received an overall score of 62.38. Only one other school in the SICL, Sigourney, fared better than L-S at the elementary level. L-S elementary students were well above the state average in terms of meeting the proficiency achievement benchmarks in English Language Arts (L-S: 75.93%, state average: 69.81%) and Mathematics (L-S: 86.11%, state average: 70.16%).
Learn more about the Iowa School Performance Profile school building summary and view results of all public schools by visiting the Iowa Department of Education link, www.iaschoolperformance.gov.