Turner schools score 4-star rating

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BELOIT - The School District of Beloit Turner again exceeds expectations having received a 4-star rating, according to the school report cards issued Tuesday by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Report card ratings range from five stars, denoting schools and districts that significantly exceed expectations to one star for those that fail to meet expectations.

The district had an overall report card score for 2018-19 of 78.0, or exceeds expectations, compared to the similar 2017-18 score of 78.4, or exceeds expectations.

School report cards provide an accountability score on a scale of zero to 100. Score ranges place schools in one of five rating categories, from significantly exceeds expectations to fails to meet expectations.

Townview Elementary had an overall score of 78.1, or exceeds expectations. The overall math and ELA (English language arts) achievement score was 68.5, exceeding the state average of 65.7.

Turner Middle School had an overall score of 71.1, or meets expectations. The overall math and ELA score was 64.6, exceeding the state average of 61.3.

Turner High School had an overall score of 78.1, or exceeds expectations. The overall math and ELA score was 63.2, exceeding the state average of 59.8.

Superintendent Dennis McCarthy said those with the district are pleased with the overall performance of our district on the recently issued state report cards.

"Our staff continues to work on recognizing our strengths throughout the district while acknowledging areas we are targeting for growth. We adopted a new K-8 math curriculum this year and are optimistic for continued improvement in this area based on our impressive pilot scores from this past year. Our staff is also currently undergoing a study of ELA curriculum for future adoption. Most importantly, we recognize it is the strength of our staff and student relationships that will continue to foster growth in all students."

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