Perkins Local School District’s latest report card from the Ohio Department of Education shows that students in Grades 4-8 are making progress in end-of-course testing and the district’s students in the most vulnerable populations are meeting performance expectations in English Language Arts and math.
And, the district’s graduation rate – at 98.7 percent – not only exceeds most districts similar to Perkins, the rate also exceeds the rates of most districts across the state.
The 2020-2021 report cards, which were released by the Ohio Department of Education on October 14, do not include overall grades or ratings for Ohio school districts and school buildings due to the ongoing pandemic.
While many school districts across Ohio had remote student learning, students of Perkins Local Schools had in-person lessons throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year. The district also made virtual learning available to any students who were uncomfortable with in-person lessons.
Throughout the pandemic, the district also has provided free meals – breakfasts and lunches – to all students, regardless of economic status.
Perkins Superintendent Todd Boggs said the report card reflects the hard work of the district’s students, staff, and faculty.
“The report card gives us the opportunity to reflect, converse, and make data-driven decisions where applicable,” Mr. Boggs said. “Congratulations to our faculty and staff for their achievement, especially during a pandemic. We still have a great deal of work to do, and I can assure you that our team is working daily to meet our goals.”
Perkins Assistant Superintendent Rena McClellan noted that Perkins Schools, unlike many districts in the state, had in-person lessons the entire 2020-2021 school year.
“Despite conditions that were unfathomable to all schools, Perkins was present five days-a-week, which made gains with all of our learners possible,” Mrs. McClellan said.
The state report cards for Perkins Local School can be viewed online by visiting www.PerkinsSchools.org/report-card
The abbreviated 2020-2021 report cards are also available for each of the district’s four buildings. To view the individual building report cards click on the links below: