Johnson Parents and/or Guardians,
I’m very proud to share with you some exciting news regarding student achievement at Johnson Elementary. As a result of our dedication to continued growth and as measured by the Spring 2016 M-STEP state assessment, Johnson Elementary was recently named a “Reward School” by the state of Michigan. Reward schools are defined as schools that have achieved one or more of the following distinctions:
1) Top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom School Rankings
2) Top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric) or
3) "Beating the Odds" by outperforming the school's predicted ranking and/or similar schools.
Specifically, we were recognized as a school that was in the Top 5% of schools across the state making the greatest gains in achievement as measured by the state metric, M-STEP. At Johnson, our bottom 30% of students ranked in the 54th percentile of the state. This means that we outperformed 54% of the schools on the statewide, Top-to-Bottom list. The remainder of our students ranked in the 90th percentile, again meaning we outperformed 90% of the schools on the Top-to Bottom list!
As I’ve said in past communications, it is no secret that the statewide assessment can be nuanced by multiple factors and is but one metric for which we use to measure student achievement, however, today we at Johnson are extremely proud of our parents, staff, and most importantly, our students for their continued dedication to student success. I encourage you to share these results with friends, neighbors, family and anyone else willing to listen. Sing our praises – I know I will be!
With Jaguar Pride,
Johnson Elementary, Principal