The 2018-2019 Brooklyn City Schools state report card was released this week by the Ohio Department of Education. Upon review, the report card reveals progress in several tested areas and overall shows that the Brooklyn City Schools are working hard to provide a quality education for its students.
The report card is organized into 6 different categories: Achievement, Progress, Graduation Rate, Gap Closing, K-3 Literacy and Prepared for Success. The Brooklyn City Schools received A’s for the second straight year in two of these areas: Progress and Graduation Rate. In addition, the District’s overall grade was a C for the 2nd consecutive year.
“The A grade in the Progress measurement demonstrates that our Brooklyn students are making excellent academic growth from one year to the next,” said Superintendent Dr. Mark Gleichauf. “An A grade for the Graduation Rate category reveals that we are successfully helping our seniors earn their diplomas so they can begin the next successful phase in their lives. I am proud of the continued hard work and dedication by our staff members in these areas.”
The Achievement category, which combines the grade level tests and the Performance Index, received a D grade. This area, though, showed significant growth in a few areas. Four individual tests had double-digit percentage growth from last year to this year, including a 21% increase in 8th grade math alone.
“Overall, our achievement scores are not yet where I want them and what our community expects. Nonetheless, the District is committed to improving literacy instruction through the LETRS training for all language arts teachers in grades kindergarten through eighth, and we are committed to improving math instruction through the use of math coaches this year. The Brooklyn community should know that the Brooklyn Schools have a clear plan of improving our instruction, and subsequently, our achievement,” Gleichauf added.
The Brooklyn City Schools will also be releasing its Quality Profile, which will provide more detailed information on the District, including academic programming, finances and student successes. The Quality Profile can be viewed on the District website.
“The state report card provides a limited view of how our District and our students are performing. The District Quality Profile provides the greater narrative of our strong educational programming and talented students, as well as how the Brooklyn City Schools have been good stewards of the finances it receives from the community,” said Superintendent Gleichauf.