Parents and Community Members,
With over 6,000 students returning to school, the 2012-13 school year is officially underway here in the Snoqualmie Valley. These young people bring to our schools and classrooms an abundance of energy, eagerness, and potential. Those of us who work in the schools--- teachers, support staff, and administrators---find these qualities to be a source of inspiration as we begin working with the students and look forward to the coming school year.
Last year was a very successful one for our schools and students. Five of our schools were recognized for excellence at either the state or national level. Many of our staff were acknowledged for their outstanding accomplishments as professionals. And hundreds of our students earned special recognition for their efforts and amazing accomplishments at regional, state, and national levels.
A preliminary review of last spring’s state testing confirms for us that excellence is being achieved in schools throughout the district. Reading results are holding steady or increasing at nearly every grade level, with over 90% of our students meeting or exceeding standard at Grade 10. In Mathematics, gains were achieved at nearly every grade level with 79% of our elementary students meeting or exceeding standard, and 76% of all middle school students meeting or exceeding standard. In Science, our district continues to perform amongst the highest in the state with approximately 85% of our students meeting standard at grades 5 and 8. In Writing, 92% of students met standard at Grade 7 and 96% of students met standard at Grade 10. While state-wide results are not yet available, it is anticipated that our results will once again exceed those of the state by a good margin.
We are not satisfied with these results, however. As teachers and administrators delve deeper into the data in the coming weeks, opportunities for improvement will be identified. These test results, along with other data, will be used by the staff to develop plans for the upcoming school year; plans that build on past success and re-set the vision for excellence in our schools and classrooms.
For more information about our schools, check out the most recent edition of our school district newsletter.
Thank you for supporting us as we engage in work to further improve our schools and the educational experience of our students. We look forward to what will be another great school year!
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