Whitewater Elementary Schools Report Year of Growth
Representatives from Lincoln Elementary and Washington Elementary gave their year-end reports regarding student learning goals at their respective schools to the WUSD School Board on Monday night. Each school had set three goals, one for reading, math, and culture. They provided their goals, steps taken, evidence of progress, and the end results across both semesters. At Lincoln Elementary, the reading goal was for 85% of all students to make a year’s worth of progress. Not all students met the goal, but they all grew. Some even made between 1.5 and 3 years-worth of progress. Washington had similar results with their goals. Although they did not always meet their goals, the students still showed remarkable growth, with some of their math success rates jumping as high as 50%. According to Tom Grosinske, principal of Washington Elementary, their data proves that there has not been a significant loss in overall education in the last year. He commended the staff and educators for making this possible.