Camdenton R-III also recorded perfect scores in three other categories including 56 of 56 points for academic achievement, 30 of 30 for College and Career Ready (CCR), and 30 of 30 for graduation rate.

The Camdenton R-III School District registered 136.5 out of a possible 140 points, a full five-point improvement from 2014 in this year’s annual performance report recently released by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Camden County’s largest school district received an overall grade of 97.5-percent, up from 97.1-percent in 2016 as well as 2015 and 2014 when the district scored 95-percent and 93.9-percent, respectively.

Based on performance standards, the APR is part of the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) which is now in its fifth cycle after being implemented in 1990. The accountability system is used to review and accredit public school districts based on student learning standards and also help inform decision-making of education staff and officials.

Superintendent Dr. Tim Hadfield said the district was pleased with the results and commended students and staff for the improvements, especially in regards to attendance, though also said there were still areas that could be improved.

“We made some improvements and saw some positive growth. Part of our improvement with our APR score has been the work we’ve done with attendance,” Hadfield said. “We did receive all ten (possible) points for attendance when four years back we got six out of 10, so we’ve really been trying to work hard on that.”

The district received six out of a possible 10 points for attendance in 2014 and also 2015 before improving to 9.5 points in 2016 and 10 out of 10 this year. Camdenton R-III also recorded perfect scores in three other categories including 56 of 56 points for academic achievement, 30 of 30 for College and Career Ready (CCR), and 30 of 30 for graduation rate.

The lone category the district failed to record all possible points was in the sub-group achievement, receiving 10.5 points, or 75-percent out of a possible 14 total points. Hadfield said students who fall under that category might be receiving free or reduced lunches, English Language Learners (ELL), African American or Hispanic students.

In regards to 11th grade ACT census reportable data, Camdenton’s participate rate has increased from 2015 and 2016, but composite scores have slightly declined. In 2015, the district had a participation rate of 97.2-percent with an average composite score of 19.3 compared to a participation rate of 95.8-percent with an average composite score of 19.6 in 2016 and a participate rate of 97.8-percent with an average composite score of 18.2 in 2017.

“Overall, we were very pleased, but that’s an area we still need to improve in,” Hadfield commented. “We also know the way there figuring scores, they’re relying on some data from 2014 when it comes to academic achievement. Our MAP scores are still helping us out, holding us at a high standard. But our recent test scores have seen a little bit of a dip. We need to pay attention to that and can improve our performance.”

This is part two of a series reviewing how Lake area schools scored in their annual performance reports with the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE). This overall score is comprised of scores on performance standards including academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career readiness (K-12 districts), attendance rate and graduation rate (K-12 districts).