The Illinois State Board of Education annually releases a report card that shows how each school, district, and the state is performing on a wide range of educational goals. Every school receives an annual designation on the Illinois Report Card. The designation is based on the school’s overall data for all of the accountability indicators, as well as the data for individual student groups. There are four designations for schools including exemplary, commendable, underperforming and lowest performing.
I am proud to say that Jefferson received the designation of commendable which means our school has no underperforming student demographic groups at or below the “all students” group of the lowest 5 percent of all Title 1 schools, but whose performance is not in the top 10 percent of schools statewide.
We are happy to say that a majority of our student population met the ESSA criteria for ELA and Math proficiency. We are continuing to work with student population subgroups in order to continue to grow in these areas.
Again, we are so proud of our students and staff for the hard work that is done in our schools. If you have any questions or would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact me.