School districts in Missouri are evaluated every year based on five categories: academic achievement, special minority subgroup achievement, college and career or high school readiness, attendance rate and graduation rate. Schools or school districts that score a 90 percent or above are categorized as "accredited with distinction." This year, Oak Ridge R-6 School District is the highest rated school in the southeast Missouri area, at 97 percent—Superintendent Dr. Gerald Landawee tells KZIM-KSIM they also placed in the top 10 percent in the state! Schools and districts receive a score based on the number of points earned out of the total number of points possible. A school district's overall score on multiple APRs is used to determine accreditation. Landawee says they also work to be frugal, but are concerned about the possible effect of an override of Governor Nixon’s veto of HB 253. Nixon has vowed funding would be withheld from public education if the veto is overtured—and that could adversely affect the outcome of not only employment, but school performance scores as well. Want to see how your school did? Visit this link for your school's score.
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