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My Town: GRPS Superintendent touts gains on state's top-to-bottom list
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My Town: GRPS Superintendent touts gains on state's top-to-bottom list
 

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Grand Rapids Public Schools)-- Grand Rapids Public Schools Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal is pointing to the state’s new “Top to Bottom” ranking of schools as further example of the district’s transformation plan taking root and improving academic outcomes for students.

This morning, the Michigan Department of Education released the annual “Top to Bottom Ranking List” and GRPS saw notable improvements with 23 of 37 schools maintaining or improving their ranking, four schools working their way off the bottom 5% (Priority School), and four schools earning the coveted top 5% (Reward Schools) Ranking.

The most notable highlight, one that Superintendent Neal has personally been working on for more than a year, is Ottawa Hills High School working its way off the Priority Schools list. Additionally, Union High School remained off the Priority list for the second year in a row and slightly improved their ranking.

“I truly believe that the gains we are making – whether it’s the Top to Bottom list or the recent graduation rate and ACT score increases – are because we have high expectations, a clear strategic direction, and top talented leaders and educators who are implementing our transformation plan with a drive and commitment like never before,” said Teresa Weatherall Neal, Superintendent of Schools.

Main highlights of the Top to Bottom list include:        

  •  4 schools rank in top 5% (Reward Schools) list: City High-Middle, Blandford, Zoo, and Center for Economicology all ranked in the 99% -- the top 1% in the entire State of Michigan.
  • Ottawa Hills High School, Campus Elementary, Aberdeen K8, and Kent Hills Elementary removed from the bottom 5% (Priority Schools) list.
  • 23 of 37 schools maintained or improved rankings on Top to Bottom list.

 

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