Alabama School Grades ReleasedMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 01 2018 2:35 PM
The Alabama Department of Education released report cards for the first time Thursday that contain letter grades for each public school system and individual public school across the state for the 2016-2017 school year.
All of the Alabama grades are viewable on the Alabama State Department of Education website.
Of Alabama’s 137 school systems, 76 percent received either an A, B, or C; 73 percent of the schools without a Grade 12 received either an A, B, or C; and 77 percent of schools with a Grade 12 received an A, B, or C.
No school system received an F, but 95 schools without a Grade 12 and nine schools with a Grade 12 received an F.
The state introduced the Alabama State Report Card so students, parents, taxpayers, and others could easily understand how schools are doing, according to ALSDE officials. The goal of these report cards is to provide a starting point and to offer easy-to-understand and concise information on a particular school’s progress.
ALSDE says the report card grading scale is based on five things: Academic achievement, academic growth, graduation rate, college and career readiness and chronic absenteeism. The letter grades are then based on the total points earned for each section.
In the Montgomery Public School System, accountability indicators show the system with a 78.6 percent graduation rate, nine points below the state average.
The system scores just a 43 for college and career readiness when compared to a state level of 66. It also trails the state average for academic growth 79.8 to 87.8 and academic achievement 45 to 60.