School district administrator Rick Morgan presented the annual Wisconsin school district performance report to the school board at the May 18 meeting. This report is based on the testing data from the WKCE/WAA. The results run a year behind, noted Morgan, reporting on the 2013-14 school year at the meeting.
The Phillips School District did well on the report, with the Phillips School numbers closely matched to statewide numbers. Comparison reports to other school districts can be gained through the WIN website at the Department of Public Instruction. Comparison of school-to-school is done within the district, but was not presented at this particular meeting. “If anyone on the school board or in the community has an interest in looking at that, I encourage them to do so,” said Morgan.
“We need to make sure our students are ready to compete as they go off to other institutions,” said board member Stephen Willett. “Every year we have a group of kids that graduate from various institutions, and we should know what has happened to them. We need to know where these kids are and their success stories so that our kids can know they can have success out there. Our kids think they can't do as well because they come from a school district of 800 kids instead of 8,000.”