Six of the eight public school districts in Door and Kewaunee counties are exceeding expectations, according to the latest report cards from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. Each school in the state is judged on four priority areas: achievement, academic growth, target group outcomes, and on track to graduation. The district scores take the average of its schools. No school district in Door and Kewaunee counties hit the significantly exceeds expectations mark, but Sevastopol (80.3) and Gibraltar (80.2) came the closest to the 83 points needed to qualify. Sevastopol, Gibraltar, Luxemburg-Casco (75.9), Washington Island (79.4), Southern Door (73.3), and Sturgeon Bay (73.3) all exceeded expectations. Kewaunee (63.9) and Algoma (58.3) met expectations. Sevastopol Superintendent Kyle Luedtke is proud of the district for posting the area’s top grade but says there is still plenty of work to do.
While the majority of the area’s school districts saw dips in their score from the 2018/2019 and 2020/2021 report cards, Gibraltar actually saw it jump from 79.6 after dropping to 74.6 to this year’s 80.2. Gibraltar Superintendent Brett Strousland credits the connection the teachers and staff make with their students for their success.
Only about 20 school districts in the state failed to meet expectations according to the DPI report cards, which you can find by clicking this link.
2021-2022 (current report card)/2018-2019 (year before start of the pandemic) /2020-2021 (first report card after the pandemic)
Sturgeon Bay 73.3/79.8/80.6
Southern Door 72.6/76.3/71.5
Washington Island 79.4/74.2/78.8