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September 22, 2010

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MRH Earns Highest Possible Score in State's Performance Report

Last week, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its Annual Performance Report, and the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District received top honors.

“This is fantastic news for the students and community of MRH,” said MRH Board of Education President Maria Langston. “It shows the district has made substantial improvements in recent years,” she said.

MRH earned a top score of 14, which measures performance standards based on student achievement, Missouri state testing scores, ACT entrance exams, and more. This means MRH qualifies for the “Annual Distinction in Performance Award.”

The APR is part of the Missouri School Improvement Program, which began 20 years ago and is the foundation of the state’s accreditation process for schools. It provides a practical tool for boards of education, school administrators and staff to identify strengths and needs in their school districts and to focus their efforts on improving instruction.

In recent years, MRH officials have been working hard to improve all aspects of the district. The hard work has paid off as the APR scores have improved. Since the current scoring system has been in place, MRH’s score this year is the best it has earned:

Year Score
2010 14
2009 11
2008 11
2007 12
2006 10

A district needs a score of at least nine to receive full accreditation from the state. Scores between six and eight gives districts a provisional accreditation.

“While a 14 is a good indicator of how far this district has progressed, we are still committed to making improvements in every aspect, and to ensure all students are successful and prepared for our diverse and changing world,” said Superintendent Linda Henke.

See MRH’s Annual Performance Report.
Learn more about Missouri's Annual Performance Report.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.