Academic Performance

The Pennsylvania Department of Education recently released the 2016-2017 School Performance Profile (SPP) for all buildings in the Cocalico School District. This public site (http://www.paschoolperformance.org) provides an academic performance score for public schools in the state. Each performance score is designed with several purposes in mind:

  • to inform the public of school performance,
  • to provide a building level score for educators as part of their evaluation system,
  • to allow the public to compare schools across the state, and
  • to give schools a methodology to analyze their strengths and needs.

Schools receive an academic performance score based upon many factors. Test scores, progress in closing achievement gaps, and degree of student growth over time are factored into the scoring. Graduation, promotion, attendance rates, and evidence of offering rigorous courses also factor into the calculation. In addition, schools may earn extra points beyond the 100-point scoring system for students who have earned advanced scores on the state, industry, and AP Exams.

All schools fared well in the scoring system, with Cocalico Middle School and Reamstown Elementary seeing the greatest improvement. The chart below shows the building-level scores:

Adamstown Elementary Denver Elementary Reamstown Elementary Cocalico Middle School Cocalico High School
74.5 76.8 81.4 75.7 90.5

In addition, throughout the 2016-2017 school year, Cocalico School District experienced many successes and is pleased to share its accomplishments in the Annual Report 2016-2017. Please click here to access the report. Please direct any questions you have about the report to Dr. Stephen Melnyk, Assistant to the Superintendent for Secondary Education,
at 336-1403.

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