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District Report Card 2003-2004

The District at a Glance

 The Gasconade County R-I School District is a rural district lying mostly in the northern half of Gasconade County and the southern half of Montgomery County. Portions of Franklin and Warren Counties are also included in the district. The school district serves an area of 342 square miles. Population centers include Hermann, Berger, Rhineland, Big Spring, Swiss, Stonyhill and Gasconade with smaller communities including Americus, McKittrick, Starkenburg, Bay and Pershing.

The total population of the district is approximately 9,000. Hermann is the largest town with a population of 2,754 by the 2000 census. Our district has a strong agriculture base with approximately 60,000 tillable acres of agriculture land in Gasconade County, with about 8% of our population directly involved in farming.

The following is an account of the financial condition, student activities, course offerings, student achievement data, as well as other miscellaneous information regarding our district for the 2003-04 school year.

The Board of Education, faculty, staff, and students are proud of our schools. We believe this report does show we are doing many things very well.

Below is a very brief synopsis of highlights in each building for the 2003-04 school year.

Elementary

Hermann Elementary experienced a very enjoyable and successful school year.   Our third grade students scored well on the annual MAP tests in both content areas.  In Science, we scored 25 points above the state average and in Communication Arts our students scored 4 points above the state average.   The Hermann Elementary parents played an active role in our successful year.  We experienced high attendance at our grade level showcases, our Kindergarten Celebration, and our musical concert. Our students, staff, and parents look forward to the planned addition to our elementary building.  A new library, computer lab, cafeteria, and classrooms will compliment our existing facilities.

Middle School

The MAP results received during the fall of the 2004-2005 school year showed outstanding improvements. In general, the areas of 8th grade mathematics, 7th grade science, and 4th grade math stayed the same or showed slight positive movement.  Eighth grade social studies continued to perform near the “high level” of achievement and has established itself as a yearly highlight. The area that showed the greatest growth was 7th grade communication arts where the MAP index score showed a 16-point jump from the previous year. This gain was followed closely by 4th grade social studies where they realized a 13-point increase. All of these improvements are due to the hard work and determination of the students and staff of the middle school.

High School

The 2003-04 school year at Hermann High School was outstanding in many respects. Our extracurricular programs, music groups and student organizations continued to thrive with large numbers of student participants enjoying success on the local, district and state level.  H.H.S. earned 4-Rivers Conference Championships in Volleyball, Football, and Boy’s Golf.  Our Art students had great success in the Conference Art Competition as well. Student organizations such as DECA, FBLA, FFA, FCCLA also represented the school with pride.  In fact one DECA student was a national finalist and scored first place on the national written test in her competitive event! The music department and drama club presented concerts and plays that were well attended and enjoyed by members of the staff, student body, and community. The high school  concert band received an Honor I rating at the state music festival.

The instructional staff of Hermann High School continued with their commitment to reform teaching and learning by adopting an 8-block alternating schedule.  The 2003-04 year saw staff teaching four periods per day in blocks of time lasting ninety minutes. Adopting the new schedule created expanded learning opportunities for our students including greater time for experimenting and discovering as well as more cooperative group strategies in their classrooms.  The instructional changes implemented may have been a force in helping H.H.S. “meet” all 8 of the state’s categories for high school performance.

The graduating class of 2004 was made up of 86 individuals.  Five of the graduates completed their high school careers with G.P.A.s of 4.0 or higher, twenty-two students earned the College Preparatory Certificate, eighteen received the President’s Award for Academic Excellence, and five were awarded the “Bright Flight” academic scholarship from the state.

 

.While we take pride in our accomplishments, we also recognize there are areas where we need to be doing better.  We need to improve our dropout rate, increase our attendance rate and structure our academic programs to insure all students are reading at grade level.  We also need to upgrade our professional development program for our staff so we can be more effective in providing instruction so more students can score in the top two categories on the MAP.

The darkest cloud on the horizon for the district, as well as for all public schools across the state, is the dramatic decline in funding from the State.  While our district has built reserves to see us through a couple of years of a downturn in the economy, we will not be able to offer quality programs and small class sizes in future years if the situation is not corrected.

I hope this report is informative and useful for our patrons and staff.

The District 2003-0

Gasconade R-I

State Average

Enrollment

1,139

 

Average daily attendance

95.70%

93.60%

Dropout rate

  3.70%

  3.90%

Graduation Rate

  88.7%

   85.1%

Data Analysis

This shows that the district’s attendance percentage is significantly higher than the State average.   The dropout analysis shows that the district’s percentage of dropouts is lower than the state average.  In addition, the District’s graduation rate is significantly higher than the State average.  This data shows that our efforts to encourage students to attend school on a regular basis and to develop a plan to insure they graduate have resulted in excellent results.

 

Staff Ratios  

Gasconade R-I

State Average

Student-all teacher ratio

13

14

Student-classroom teacher ratio 

18

19

Student-administrator ratio 

182

207

Data Analysis

This information reflects that District continues to have lower class sizes when compared to the state average. The Board of Education has made a commitment to keep our student-teacher ratio low.   With the addition of new teachers, particularly at the elementary level, we have enabled our staff to spend more time on instruction and provide more students individual assistance.  We believe that our future MAP scores will reflect the advantages of small classes and caring teachers.

Average Years of Experience

Gasconade R-I

State Average

District average years teaching experience

13.6

12.8

District % of staff with advanced degrees 

39.30

47.6

 

Data Analysis

One of the major factors that is influencing education throughout the United States now and will continue to do so for the next decade is that the number of veteran teachers that have now or will be reaching retirement age within the next 10 years.  As a result we will see a lot of knowledge and experience about teaching and learning also leave.  It will be important that we continue to search for those quality teachers and can attract them to our district through competitive salary schedules, benefits, and the quality of life that we offer.

Certification Status 
One of the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act is to insure that schools have highly certified teachers in classrooms. The following compares the percent of District teachers who are certified to teach the subject/area they are assigned compared to the State as a whole.

Gasconade R-I

State Average

 

 

 

Teachers with Regular Certificates

100.00%

97.0%

 

 

 

Temp or Special Assignment Certificates     

0.00%

1.6%

 

 

 

Substitute, Expired or No Certificate

0.00%

1.5%

 

 

Classes taught by highly qualified teachers  

97.20%

95.6%

A highly qualified teacher is an individual who 1) has at least a bachelor's degree; 2) has demonstrated content expertise by passing a state-approved test or has completed an academic major or coursework equivalent to a major; and 3) who holds full certification for his or her current teaching assignment.

Staff Salaries

Gasconade R-I

State Average

 

Average Regular-Term Teacher Salary

$34,317

$38,247

 

 

 

Average Total Teacher Salary

$34,940

$39,827

 

Average Administrator Salary

$59,976

$71,470

Data Analysis

Our district continues to lag significantly behind salaries for teachers and administrators when compared to the state average.  While we attempt to keep our salaries competitive, it has proven difficult to do in light of the reduced state aide to education and a significant decline in our assessed valuation.  This is an area that the board will continue to work to improve.

 

Per-Pupil Expenditure

Gasconade R-I

State Average

 District as a Whole

$6,033

$7,394

Elementary School

$5,377

None Given

 

 

 

Middle School

$4,441

 None Given

 

 

 

High School

$4,821

None Given

 

Tax Rates

Gasconade R-I

State Average

 

Operating Fund

Debt Service

Operating Fund

Debt Service

Tax Rate Ceilings

$3.1214

$0.7751

$3.4578

$0.5615

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Tax Rates

$3.0500

$0.7500

$3.3100

$0.0300

  

 

Assessed Valuation District

Our assessed valuation for the 2003-2004 school year was $84,743,076.  In reviewing the increase in our assessed valuation over the past 5 years, our evaluation has increased by 3.58%.  In reviewing the increase in all of the districts in the state, the rest of the state has increased by 4.07%.  This shows that the worth of our individual personal property and real estate has not kept up with the rest of the state. 

 

Sources of Revenue

Gasconade R-I

 State Average

 

 

 

From Local and County Sources60.55%57.9%
   
From State Sources32.76%33.3%
   
From Federal Sources  6.69% 8.8%

Data Analysis

In comparing the district’s per-pupil expenditure with the state average, comparing our tax rate to operate our schools on a daily basis, our growth in assessed valuation as compared to the rest of the state, and in knowing that we receive more revenue from local sources, it is obvious as to why our per pupil expenditure is not has high as the state average.  Our tax rate in the operating funds simply does not allow us to generate the same revenue as the state average does.  The Debt service levy is used to pay the principal and interest payments on our 1998 and 2004 general obligation bonds and cannot be used for any other purpose.

Although our per pupil expenditure, teacher salaries, administrative salaries, and our operating levy tax rate are lower than the state average, I believe, as you review student performance, you will find that our kids perform well when compared to the rest of the state.  Our board is committed to keeping tax rates as low as possible and still insuring our kids receive a quality education.

 

Percent of Students Eligible for
Free and Reduced Lunch Program

Gasconade R-I

 State Average

 

34.10%

40.7%

 

Data Analysis

Again, our District, on a percentage basis, does not have as many students who qualify for lunch assistance as compared to the state average. The free and reduced lunch count is used to determine the amount of state and federal assistance we receive for several of our programs. Consequently, we do not receive as much state and federal aid for these programs as do the state, as a whole.

There is another issue that is cause of concern for our district.  In the past 5 years the percent of kids in the state who qualify for free and reduced lunch has risen by 4.1%.  In our district this increase has been 7.6%.  This means that the number of low-income families we have is increasing faster than it is for the state as a whole. 

 

School Calendar Information

The District had 174 days and 1,105.67 hours of student attendance for the 2003-04 school year.  For the State, the average number of days was 174, but the number of attendance hours was 1,093.47.  Our school day was 6.58 hours long while the State average was 6.42 hours. In addition, we had 5 staff in-service days and one day set aside for parent-teacher conferences

 

High School Courses offered with units of credit

We are proud of the courses we are able to offer our students during their high school years. Students have the option of choosing a program of study that will prepare them to be successful if they choose to continue with their formal education or enter the world of work upon graduation. The following is a list of courses offered and the credit for each course. Courses for one unit of credit typically meet all year while those for ½ unit of credit typically meet for one semester.

Accounting I

1

Accounting II

1

Acting

½

Adv. Chemistry

1

Adv. Computer Imag.

½

Adv. Greenhouse

½

Advanced Livestock

½

Advertise & Display

½

Ag. Construction

1

Ag. Leadership

½

Ag. Science I

1

Ag. Science II

1

Agribusiness

½

Agriculture Power

½

Algebra I

1

Algebra II

1

American Government

½

American Heritage

1

American History I

½

American History II

½

American Literature

1

Anatomy/Phys.

½

AOE

1

Art Fundamentals

½

Auto. Collision Tech

3

Auto. Technology

3

Band

1

Basic Ag. Mechanics

1

Biology

1

Boys/Girls P.E.

1

Building Trades

3

Business Law

½

Business Technology

1

Career &Family Leadrs

½

Career Planning

½

Chemistry in Community

1

Chemistry

1

Child Development 1

½

Child Development 2

½

Cinema Literacy

½

Clothing Construct. 1

½

Clothing Construct. 2

½

COE

1 or 2

Coed Physical Ed.

1

Coed Weightlifting

1

Col. Prep/Eng. Comp.

½

College Algebra

1

Commercial Art

3

Communications

½

Computer App. 1

½

Computer App. 2

½

Computer Imaging

½

Computer Tech.

3

Cons. of Natural Res.

½

Construct. Trades

3

Consumer Math

1

Creative Writing

½

Desktop Publishing

½

Drafting 3

1

Drawing 1

½

Drawing 2

½

Economics

½

Electronics

3

Engineer Design 1

1

Engineer Design 2

1

English I

1

English II

1

English Literature

½

Family Health

½

Floriculture

½

Food Science Tech.

½

Foods & Wellness 1

½

Foods & Wellness 2

½

Geometry

1

German I

1

German II

1

German III

1

German IV

1

Girls Choir

1

Graphic Communication

3

Greenhouse 

1

Health Occupations

3

Health

½

Heating/Air Cond.

3

Honors English 1

1

Honors English 2

1

Honors English 3

1

Horticulture

½

Housing/Int. Design

½

Human Relations

½

Indep. Art

1

Indep. Woodworking

1

Integral Math

1

Intro. To Business

½

Intro. To Calculus

1

Intro. To Marketing

½

Jazz Band

1

Kammerchor

1

Kammerchor

1

Keyboarding I

½

Keyboarding II

½

Landscaping

½

Leadership

½

Marketing & Dist. Ed.

1

Mass Media

½

Math Analysis

½

Metals & Machines 2

1

Metals & Machines

1

Mixed Chorus

1

Music Appreciation

½

Music Theory

½

Mystery Literature

½

Nursery Op. & Mgmt.

½

Painting 1

½

Painting 2

½

PALS

1

Physical Science

1

Physics

1

Pre-Algebra

1

Psychology

½

Publications

1

Resource Management

½

Salesmanship

½

Science Fiction

½

Sociology

½

Soil & Water Mgmt.

½

Spanish I

1

Spanish II

1

Spanish III

1

Spanish IV

1

Stage Craft

½

Trigonometry

½

Web Page Design

½

Welding

3

Woodworking

1

World Geography

½

World History

1

3D Art

½

 

Graduation Requirements

Students are expected to have a broad range of experiences while in high school.  While the following requirements are the minimum, we expect our college-bound students to take additional courses in the core areas and at least two units of a foreign language. In 2003-2004 we began transitioning to a block schedule that allows each student to earn 8 credits per year, therefore requirements have been increased. Graduation requirements are as follows for each graduation class.

Class of 

2005

2006

2007 &  beyond

English 

3

3.5

3.5 units

 

Social Sciences   

2

      3

3 units

 

Mathematics    

      2

      2

2 units

 

Science         

      2

      2

2 units

 

Fine Arts   

      1

      1

1unit

 

Practical Arts 

1

      2

2 units

 

Physical Educ. 

      1

1.5 

1.5 units

 

Health 

 0.5

 0.5

0.5 unit

 

Electives   

13.5

 11.5

12.5 units

 

Total credits  

26 Units

27 Units

28 units

 

 

Extra Curricular Activities

The Gasconade County R-1 School District offers many extra and co-curricular activities for our students. Most of these activities are for high school students although we do have several for our middle school kids.

We believe that our athletic program provides our students with skills and values that they cannot get in the classroom.  We are also pleased with the percent of our students who participate in our athletic program.  Last year 54% of the freshman class participated in athletics, 48% of the sophomore class, 23% of our junior class, and 34% of our senior class participated.

With the exception of interscholastic activities sanctioned by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), students fund the cost of the activity through dues or fund-raising projects. Below is the list of the various MSHSAA middle and high school activities in which our students participated during the 2003-04 school year and their associated costs.

ActivityRevenueExpense

Football        

$7,644.00$18,830.48
Baseball$0.00$4,967.10
Basketball    $14,030.00$27,104.75
Volleyball$7,008.00$11,497.60
Track/Cross Country  $460.00$8,068.75
Softball$0.00$4,259.00
Golf$0.00$2,390.00
Event Passes$1,610.00
Totals$30,752.00$77,117.68

 

American College Test (ACT)

 The ACT is one of two national tests designed to provide students and colleges an indication of how successful the students will be in college.  The following is a comparison of our graduates with the State as a whole.

Comparison for the Class of:

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

Percent of Missouri graduates taking the ACT      

61.9%

63.1%

60.9%  

60.2%

59.6%

Composite score for Missouri graduates on the ACT     

 20.9

20.5

20.6

 20.5

 20.6

      

 

 

 

 

 

Percent of Gasconade R-I graduates taking the ACT        

65.6%

73.6%

64.9%

59.8%

62.8%

Composite score for Gasconade R-I graduates on the ACT

22.6

19.5

21.1

20.8

21.2

Data Analysis

This data show that over the 5 year window we have had a higher percentage of students taking the ACT and with the exception of the senior class of ‘01” our students score higher on the test than the average for the rest of the state.  As we look deeper into the results we find that more students of the Class of ‘04 took the “Core Curriculum” consisting of 4 units of English, 3 units of Math, 3 units of Science and 3 units of Social Studies that students in previous classes.

 Our guidance counselors, starting at the 7th grade, encourage parents that if their child plans to attend a 4-year college, it is very important to take the Core Curriculum classes.  Our students, as well as students across the country, who take the Core Curriculum classes consistently score higher than the national average on the ACT.

 

 

Missouri Assessment Program Summary

Following is a report on the district results for the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) from last spring.  The subject assessments were given in the following grade levels:

The 2003-04 school year was the eighth year MAP assessments have been given in math for grades 4, 8, and 10, and the seventh year they have been given in Science and Communication Arts for grades 3, 7, and 10.  This was the sixth year we have used MAP to assess our students’ progress in Social Studies for grades 4, 8, and 11.

The MAP assessment is made up of 3 separate tests.  One is the Terra Nova, which is a multiple-choice test.  The second test, which is known as a “constructed-response” test, consists of fill-in-the-blank or short answer items.  The last test is made up of “performance events”, which are open-ended-type questions for which students are required to write a brief response, draw a chart, explain their reasoning process, or explain the steps they followed to arrive at their answer.   Students often have trouble getting all possible points even if they gave the correct answer on the performance event because they don’t explain their reasoning process or explain the steps taken to get the right answer.  The total scores from the three test sections have been compared to a scale developed by a team of educators, parents, and business people.  The State Board of Education formally adopted a five-step scale of achievement levels to classify a student’s performance. The levels are Step 1, Progressing, Nearing Proficiency, Proficient, or Advanced.   The goal of the state and the district is to increase the percentage of students ranked in the combined top two levels when compared with previous years, and to decrease the percentage in the bottom two levels. 

Following is a report on the district results for the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) from last spring.  The subject assessments were given in the following grade levels:

Communication Arts

Third Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04 

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

28.2

35.5

32.1

34.2

37.7

34.7

  

Step 1 or Progressing

36.6

26.0

28.4

26.3

24.6

25.4

  

Seventh Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04 

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

19.4

32.1

35.2

32.5

46.1

31.9

  

Step 1 or Progressing

40.3

35.3

33.0

36.2

20.2

36.9

  

Eleventh Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04 

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

15.5

23.8

15.2

21.8

18.7

22.6

  

Step 1 or Progressing

40.0

34.4

39.1

35.3

36.4 

35.4 

      

Mathematics

Fourth Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04 

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

26.8

37.7

17.7

37.3

27.2

40.5

  

Step 1 or Progressing 

19.7

21.0

22.8

20.2

23.5

17.5

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eighth Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

9.4

13.7

11.0

13.9

12.2

14.0

  

Step 1 or Progressing

 56.5

54.6

56.2

51.2

48.9

50.8

     

Tenth Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

11.0

10.7

8.3

12.4

13.4

15.2

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1 or Progressing

60.4

58.9

58.3

55.4

44.3

52.8

      

Science

Third Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

57.7

47.9

59.3

47.9

75.8

51.4

   

Step 1 or Progressing

7.0

15.3

2.5

14.4

3.2

12.3

   

Seventh Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

6.9

14.3

20.5

15.0

19.1

16.3

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1 or Progressing

70.8

59.1

45.5

59.7

48.3

59.7

   

Tenth Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

0.00

  5.2

  5.9

  6.3

 6.2

  6.9

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 1 or Progressing

50.0

55.8

48.7

55.1

45.4

54.1

                 

Social Studies

Fourth Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

35.2

40.2

36.7

42.5

42.5

49.0

   

Step 1 or Progressing

35.2

28.6

44.3

29.5

26.3

23.5

   

Eighth Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

55.3

42.1

46.6

40.5

43.3

42.0

   

Step 1 or Progressing

18.8

29.6

16.4

31.9

24.4

30.3

     

Eleventh Grade

Local 02

State 02

 Local 03

State 03

Local 04

State 04

Proficient or Advanced

15.6

15.9

19.6

18.0

17.8

19.0

   

Step 1 or Progressing

49.5

43.3

48.9

46.0

48.6

43.8

 

Data Analysis

Results of the MAP assessments and other standardized tests are reviewed and analyzed by the staff on a regular basis. Since the district uses the assessment data as one way to measure the effectiveness of current programs and as a means to review and revise the curriculum, the choice was made to participate in the voluntary social studies and science assessments.

The Gasconade County R-I School District’s goal is to raise student performance levels by increasing the number of students ranking in the Proficient or Advanced categories and reducing the number of students scoring in the Step 1 or Progressing categories. Data from the past three years indicate that the district is achieving that goal.  Communication Arts, Mathematics and Science have shown increases at all levels in the percent of students scoring at the Proficient and Advanced levels and decreases in the percentage of students scoring at the lower two levels. 

 

Classroom Reduction Grant

The classroom reduction grant has been used by the Gasconade Co R-I school district since 1999. These state appropriated funds allow elementary schools to hire additional teachers to reduce class size to an average of 18 students are less.  Funds in 1999 and 2000 allowed enough monies for a part-time teacher who reduced class size in second and third grade during language arts and reading.  In 2003-04 year there were only enough funds were available to hire one teacher for another section of kindergarten.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

The District sets aside one day at the end of the first quarter for parent-teacher conferences.  Our parent participation rate at the conferences for the 2003-04 school was as follows:

Elementary – 96%
Middle School – 96%
High School – 48%

In addition to this formal conference day, teachers and parents visit frequently by telephone and in person to discuss the progress of students.  We do not keep records on the number and frequency of these individual contacts.   The District recognizes how important school-home communication is in the education of the student.  We are constantly looking for ways to increase the frequency of these contacts.

 

Special Education

The District is very proud of the quality of our special education services.  In addition to the services we offer in-house, we also contract for services through the Franklin County Special Education Cooperative (St. Clair). One such service is an educable-trainable program in which several our students take part. Furthermore, several of our students attend the Missouri School for the Deaf (Fulton), the Missouri School for the Blind (St. Louis), and the State School for the Severely Handicapped (Autumn Hill in Union).  For the 2003-04 school year we had 19 students enrolled in our early childhood special education program and 163 students between the ages of 5 to 21.  The 5 to 21-age population represented 14.3% of our students

 

 

Gifted Education

We had 44 students in grades 1 through 8 enrolled in one of our gifted classes, which represents 7% of our students in these grades.

In addition, we offer dual enrollment courses at the high school.  These are courses in which students can earn high school as well as college credit.

 

Parents as First Teachers

The District is aware of how important a child’s early years are in forming lifetime skills.  Consequently, we have an active program for parents who have children from birth to age 3 designed to provide learning opportunities for these kids.  Last year we served 200 families in this program. 

 

Pre-School Program

With the help of a grant from the State, we continued with our Pre-School program for students who are 3 and 4 years of age.  The program is divided into two sessions, one session in the morning and one in the afternoon.  For the 2003-04 school year we served 14 three-year-olds and 24 four-year-olds

 

Vocational Education

The District offers opportunities for students in high school to take courses at Nichols Vocational School in Jefferson City.  Nichols provides a wide-range of courses to prepare students to be successful in his or her chosen vocation after high school.  Last year we had 11 students take advantage of this program.

In addition to the courses at Nichols, the District offers vocational courses in Vocational Agriculture, Business, and Home Economics.  One of the major goals of all vocational programs is that upon graduation  students will be either employed in a related field or will attend a college trade school to continue his or her education in that field.

Placement Rates for Vocational Students

 200220032004
Gasconade R-184.4%87.2%89.5%
State79.0%81.2%81.2%

 

 

Plans after High School

Our goal is to make sure that all of our graduates are prepared to either enter the world of work or continue with their formal education upon graduation. The following chart compares the goals of our graduates with those across the State. 

Plan to enter a 4-yr College/University

2002

2003

2004

Missouri

39.5

39.6

38.7

  

Gasconade R-I Students

40.2

41.5

39.3

Plan to enter a 2-year Jr. College Program

 

 

Missouri

24.6

25.5

26.8

  

Gasconade R-I Students

16.1

16.0

13.1

 

 

 

Accreditation

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education evaluates and accredits school districts in three categories, which are Accredited, Provisionally Accredited, and Unaccredited.  The accreditation status is determined using a variety of factors with the most important being how well our students excel on the MAP state test.  The District was fully accredited by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in June 2004.

 

Discipline Incidents

Beginning with the 2001-02 school year districts are required to report on the discipline incidents that occurred during the year.  The following is a comparison of our District to the State as an average. 

 DistrictState
Discipline rates per 100 students0.181.6
Out of School Suspension rate0.181.5
Out 10 consecutive days rate 0.090.94
Out more than 10 days0.090.44

For the 2003-04 school year the District did not have any disciplinary issues involving alcohol, drugs, or weapons. 

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