The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released its state report cards for the 2015-2016 school year. Report cards are based on four priority areas: student achievement in English language arts and mathematics, student growth, closing gaps between student populations, and measures of readiness for graduation and postsecondary success.
We are happy to announce that Capitol West Academy earned an Overall Score of 72.8, received 3 Stars, and achieved “Meets Expectations” status.
We were just .02 points away from achieving the next highest honor, “Exceeds Expectations,” which is what we’d like to think we do every day.
This was a unique year because report cards underwent some pretty big changes, including taking into account the impact of poverty on student achievement. Student growth measures were also revised, along with changes to the required exams/assessments.
Compared to neighborhood schools, CWA’s report card is about average, with many similar schools earning only 2 Stars while a few earned 4 or 5 Stars.
In addition to meeting expectations for educating students, CWA’s student growth rates and its progress toward closing the gaps between student populations were above the state average. These are all positive trends. This, in addition to being recognized as a State and National School of Character, should leave you feeling good about choosing CWA – and feeling proud of your students.
In addition to striving for educational metrics, CWA continues to teach the core values of self-control, responsibility, honor and determination.
For more information about CWA’s report card or to see report cards for other Milwaukee Public Schools, read this story: Most schools and districts meet or exceed expectations on 2015-16 report cards.