The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its annual report cards earlier this month and Gibraltar High School passed with flying colors. The school received the highest possible mark, five stars, which corresponds with a "significantly exceeds expectations" rating. District Superintendent Tina Van Meer says the improved grade relates to the district's efforts to help the worst-performing students.
Even more impressive for Gibraltar High School is that the grade boost comes during a year of significant distraction. Construction has forced students into temporary classrooms only reached by trekking through the elements. That construction is set to end shortly.