We also improved our performance in five out of eight math and language arts tests. Although students don't consistently outpace the state in performance until 8th grade, we are seeing steady improvement in performance over the past four years across the school. The academic performance and growth graphs for language arts, math and science are shown below for further analysis.
"I'm ecstatic about our growth throughout all our subpopulations of students in the school. If you attend Pagosa Springs Middle School, you grow academically at a very high rate, no matter who you are!" says principal Chris Hinger. He also adds, "This is exciting, and I am very proud of our solid academic program, students, and staff. The eighth-graders did extremely well this year outpacing the state in both performance and growth for the second year in a row. In three out of four math tests, our students significantly outperformed the previous year. With this trend, we will see more and more grade levels outpacing the state in performance in the future. We are gaining momentum academically. As we continue to refine our instructional practices, Pagosa Springs Middle School has a very bright future ahead. Our students, staff, and community should be very proud as we begin another school year."
School performance frameworks, better known as the school report card, will be released next week. With these results, we expect a strong school performance rating as well.