Aurora — The local school district, which was rated “excellent with distinction” in the 2011-12 school year, received A’s in seven categories in the new-format 2012-13 state report cards released Aug. 22.
The new ranking system, which assigns grades from A to F in the nine categories, has replaced the old system which ranked districts from “excellent with distinction” to “academic emergency.”
Aurora was one of only a handful of districts which achieved seven A’s, and Superintendent Russ Bennett said district officials are “very pleased.”
Aurora received A’s in performance indicators, performance index, overall value added, gifted students value-added, disabled students value-added, four-year graduation rate and five-year graduation rate.
Bennett is especially elated by Aurora’s performance index of 109.1, which is the district’s best since the state developed its annual rating system and the 14th best statewide this year.
For more details, read the Advocate's Aug. 28 edition.