State releases accountability reports for public schools

Steamboat scores exceptionally well; Soroco and Hayden earn 'high' and 'average' ratings

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— Steamboat Springs' public schools are mostly excellent, according to the annual School Accountability Reports released by the Colorado Department of Education on Tuesday.

Strawberry Park Elementary School, Steamboat Springs Middle School and Steamboat Springs High School were each awarded "excellent" ratings, while Soda Creek Elementary School and North Routt Community Charter School's sixth, seventh and eighth grades were labeled "high." The charter school's first through fifth grades were ranked "average."

Scores were determined through Colorado Student Assessment Program and ACT scores.

Across the state, 11.9 percent of schools reached the "excellent" level, while 32.5 percent of schools were rated "high." In addition, 35.9 percent of schools were rated "average," 19 percent were rated "low" and 0.6 percent were rated "unsatisfactory."

The South Routt School District also earned a "high" ranking at Soroco High School and Soroco Middle School. South Routt Elementary School scored "average."

In Hayden, Hayden High School and Hayden Middle School were deemed "average," while Hayden Valley Elementary School earned a "high" rank.

The state agency also ranked the schools based on student growth during the course of the year, a new measurement called the Colorado Growth Model. Schools could earn high, typical or low scores.

All Steamboat schools earned "typical" growth scores, but the charter school was not ranked because there are too few students for an accurate representation.

In South Routt, the high school saw high growth, while the elementary and middle schools had low growth.

All three Hayden schools had typical growth.

View the complete results online.

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