On January 8, Shickley Public School celebrated the academic successes of students from first semester. Awards and prizes were given to students recognizing perfect attendance, the demonstration of outstanding skills and habits, and growth that exceeded expectations in reading, math, and science.
• One of the keys to academic success, though not the only one, is attendance, and 20 students had perfect attendance for the first semester.
• In kindergarten through third grade, one of the school’s major focuses is the development of independent learners and the habits of successful students. Forty students were recognized for their outstanding efforts in the development of the habits and skills of independent, successful students.
• Every single class at Shickley, when taken collectively, is reading above grade equivalency.
• In the MAP testing, a measure of academic progress, we have six classes (out of ten) who showed performed exceptionally on the winter testing, scoring, as a group, over 10 points ahead of the national average: those classes are: fourth grade in reading; eighth grade in math and science; ninth grade in math; tenth grade in reading, math, and science; and 11th grade in reading and math
• In grades three through 12, Shickley had 63 of 87 students improve more than normal, expected growth in reading; 46 of 87 students improve more than normal, expected growth in mathematics; and 36 of 87 students improve more than normal, expected growth in science.