First-grader explains a lesson on laptop to the principal

Fort Zumwalt School District has taken time this week with administrators and staff to celebrate our achievements on the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s new Annual Performance Report. DESE’s Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6) has introduced a new way to measure school districts' progress across the state. Scores released this week for the 2021-2022 school year cannot be compared with prior-year scores because of the changes in the way school districts are now being measured. Fort Zumwalt’s 91.9 percent score on the Annual Performance Report (APR) is among the best in the state.

  • Fort Zumwalt School District scored in the top 5 percent of all Missouri districts.
  • Fort Zumwalt School District was Number 11 out of more than 500 school districts in total points earned.
  • Fort Zumwalt School District was, by total points, the highest scoring large district in the state (more than 15,000 students).
  • Fort Zumwalt earned 100 percent of the points possible in nine of the 15 sub-categories measured.

The Board of Education and district administrators know that the achievement and growth recognized by Fort Zumwalt’s 2021-2022 APR is the fruit of much labor on the part of students, teachers and families, on the part of support staff and building administrators and on the part of a community that supports teaching and learning. Thank you to the Board of Education for your leadership and thank you to #FZCommunity for your continued support.

The Board of Education and district administrators also know that there is room to grow and excel. As a part of the state’s MSIP 6, districts are required to research, write and implement their own Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP). A steering committee comprising a wide array of stakeholders has been working with a facilitator to research and prioritize Fort Zumwalt’s needs for the future. Thank you to those who have participated in surveys and community forums, providing important data and feedback for the steering committee’s work. You will be hearing much more about CSIP in the coming months, as the steering committee works to present its proposed plan to the Board of Education this summer. Please use the links that follow for more details concerning: Our Report Card  or  Our CSIP Committee

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