Significantly Exceeds Expectations
By Superintendent Wayne Weber
The title says it all! The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has officially recognized what most of us with students in this district have known for some time -- the Rosendale-Brandon School District significantly exceeds expectations for educating students. Only 54 of the state’s 424 school districts achieved this five-star distinction, and Rosendale-Brandon was the only Fond du Lac County district to do so. Looking at the data a little closer, Rosendale-Brandon finished an impressive 7th out of all K-12 school districts in Wisconsin!
Report cards are issued based on four priority areas: student achievement in English language arts and mathematics, student growth, closing gaps between student populations, and measures of readiness for graduation and postsecondary success. Please keep in mind that these report cards only measure a small part of what goes on in our schools every day, but it sure is an accomplishment to receive a five-star ranking on what the state chose to measure at this point and time!
A huge thank you goes out to our students and staff on getting our district to this level. Our students have seen an increase in state-mandated standardized testing over the past few years. They have met these assessments with a positive attitude and did their best to represent our district well. Our teachers and support staff have had to prepare students for an ever-changing state assessment system that seems to be setting different proficiency standards each year. Our teachers and support staff, too, have met this challenge with a can-do attitude in order to provide the best education for our students.
As a district, we’ll take a few moments to let the realization soak in that we have been recognized in the top 4% of all districts in the state. Then we’ll get right back to work giving our students our best effort and helping them reach their potential. If you are proud of our school’s accomplishment, please take time to share that with our school board members, principals, teachers, support staff and students. Please let them know that what they do matters to you. Spartan Pride!