All SM East-area schools pass muster under No Child Left Behind

All nine schools in the SM East feeder area have exceeded the reading and math targets set by No Child Left Behind, according to information released by the Shawnee Mission School District yesterday.

Results from the Kansas Assessment test taken by 14,000 students in the district found that 91.4 percent of the district’s students achieved proficiency in reading, and 90.2 percent achieved proficiency in math.

The district has 47 schools, 36 of which met the Annual Yearly Progress targets for reading and 40 of which met the AYP targets for math.

A total of 12 district schools did not make AYP in at least one category: Broken Arrow Elementary; McAuliffe Elementary; Overland Park Elementary; Pawnee Elementary; Rising Star Elementary; Rosehill Elementary; Shawanoe Elementary; Sunflower Elementary; Antioch Middle; Indian Woods Middle; Trailridge Middle; and SM West.

The district also released figures showing it has a graduation rate of 88.1 percent, compared to 80.9 for Kansas and 74.9 for the nation.

“Our focus is on offering educational excellence and programs that prepare students for a successful future after graduation,” Superintendent Gene Johnson said in a statement. “Students in the Shawnee Mission School District are receiving a high quality education that leads to graduation for nearly 90 percent of the students in our district.”