Report Card

Perkins Schools Get 'A' Grade For Progress
Posted on 09/12/2019

Perkins Local School District students received an A for their progress in classrooms in the past year, according to the 2018-2019 Ohio Department of Education Report Card released Thursday.

The progress grade, which takes into consideration overall value added for gifted students and students with disabilities among other factors, shows that Perkins Schools students have grown in each subject area over prior years and meet the expectations of parents and the community.

Overall, Perkins Schools received a C grade in this year’s Report Card.

Perkins Superintendent Todd Boggs said he was proud of the progress students in the district are making, and said Perkins Schools are embracing the challenge to improve its overall grade.

“We are proud of the hard work that students and staff do for this process,” Mr. Boggs said. “The Report Card is a data point that we as a district use to assess our performance. We have areas to celebrate and we have areas to focus on.”

Among the areas of focus, the district is putting extra attention on reading and literacy skills of its elementary-aged students. The district is in the fourth year of a four-year plan to improve reading skills of its littlest learners.

The district is also focusing closer on students’ state testing results. 

The district met key standards including those that measure chronic absenteeism, end-of-course improvement, and state achievement tests in biology, American history and American government.

The state Report Card noted that Perkins Schools have 97.5 percent four-year graduation rate and a 98.9 percent graduation five-year rate.

Rena McClellan, the district’s Director of Innovation In Teaching and Learning, said the district’s administration, faculty, and staff are being extremely deliberate in their efforts to educate our children.

“We look forward to creating environments where all students will thrive in the Perkins School district,” Mrs. McClellan said.