The snow is beautiful, but I'd rather be in school. We could start loosing spring break days if we are out again tomorrow.
In January we completed our first semester EOC and Vocat testing for WIHS. Our overall proficiency rate went from 69% (Fall 2007) to 74.4% (Fall 2008). Our Algebra I scores went up 17%, surpassing our goals. Biology is up 20% from this time last year to 73%. When you have time please look at our data wall in the entrance of the new Freshman academy. I am very proud of our students and teachers for their hard work and dedication to WIHS.
Our drop-outs are down 20% from this time last year. I'm worried that our current economy will force some students to quit school to work and help out at home. In order to meet ALL student needs West is looking at starting a night school for students with hardships. Students need to understand that dropping out of school will only hurt their chances of making a better living in the future. We will continue to help ALL our students graduate from high school. Sorry it has been so long since my last blog. I will work harder to make sure they remain current.