Shelby County School District’s commitment of preparing every student for the journey has been confirmed by the Alabama State Department of Education release of the 2018 Report Card, which gave the district a grade of 91 – A.
The report card grade reflects several different factors including academic achievement, academic growth, chronic absenteeism, progress in English language proficiency as well as graduation rates and college and career readiness for high schools.
“Shelby County Schools has a tradition of excellence in education and our goal will always be to provide the best opportunities for our students,” said Superintendent Lewis Brooks in a letter to all Shelby County Schools employees after the grade was released.
“As we think about the future, we know that our work is not finished,” Dr. Brooks added. “While we celebrate this news, we recognize that there is still more work to be done. Continuous Improvement is our guiding principle and as we progress through the school year, we will keep improvement as the cornerstone of our work.”
According to the Alabama State Department of Education, the State Report Card was introduced so students, parents, taxpayers and others could easily understand how their schools are performing, just as report cards help parents understand how their kids are doing. The goal of the report card is to provide a starting point and to offer easy-to-understand and concise information showing how a school is doing.