The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released the 2018 Annual Performance Reports (APR) for districts through the Missouri School Improvement Program Cycle 5. Based on the data, St. Louis Public Schools received 78.5 percent of available points, well within the range of Full Accreditation.

“Just over two years ago, our district regained accreditation from the state,” said Saint Louis Public Schools Superintendent Kelvin R. Adams. “We viewed that moment as a step in the right direction — not the end of a journey. Our performance on the 2018 APR reminds us we still have a long way to go, but we can also see how the hard work our students and staff do every single day is making an impact. I am proud of our progress.”

All public school districts in Missouri received an APR score based on Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests results, End Of Course (EOC) exams scores, attendance data, graduation rates and college and career readiness preparation.

Under Missouri School Improvement Program Cycle 5, a district must earn at least 50 percent of available points to qualify for Provisional Accreditation, at least 70 percent of points to qualify for Full Accreditation and at least 90 percent of points to qualify for Accreditation with Distinction.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the total number of points available was 120. St. Louis Public Schools earned 94.2 points (78.5 percent). The district has maintained its Full Accreditation status for four years in a row.

The district also continued to demonstrate positive momentum around college and career readiness. The district earned all 10 points for postsecondary placement for the third year in a row. Following up with students 180 days after graduation, 90 percent of students were in a positive placement — college, university, the military, trade school or in a career related to their studies at St. Louis Public Schools.

The district earned six of 10 points from the test results of seniors who took the ACT, SAT and/or ASVAB and eight of 10 points — an increase of two points year over year — based on the performance of students enrolled in dual-enrollment programs, dual-credit programs or an Industry Recognized Credential program.

St. Louis Public Schools also earned 24 out of 30 points for its graduation rate. The district’s four-year graduation rate was 70.9 percent in 2017 and climbed to 79.3 percent for 2018. For attendance, St. Louis Public Schools earned 7.5 out of 10 points. Attendance points are earned based on the percentage of students who attended school at least 90 percent of the time. The district rate was 84 percent.

For more detailed information, contact the St. Louis Public Schools Public Information Office at 314-608-1593.