Lindbergh earns perfect APR score, eyes 10th Distinction in Performance Award

Lindbergh Schools has earned a perfect score on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s preliminary Annual Performance Report, or APR, meeting all 14 accreditation standards for academic performance, according to a district news release.

These 14 academic performance standards are the basis of the state’s accreditation program for all school districts and are based on scores from the state-mandated MAP tests, graduation rates, ACT scores, attendance rates and other measures.

“APR is a much more complete measure of a school district’s performance than simply measuring test scores, and this preliminary ranking is a credit to all of our teachers and students who continue to build upon our goals for student achievement year after year,” Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Nancy Rathjen stated in the release.

When final APR results are finalized in October, Lindbergh Schools expects to earn its 10th consecutive Distinction in Performance Award. Lindbergh is one of 218 districts statewide to meet all 14 measures, according to the release.

To be fully accredited, a K-12 school district must meet at least nine of the 14 accreditation standards for academic performance and at least six to be provisionally accredited.

A district that meets five or fewer standards may be classified as unaccredited by the Missouri Board of Education.

Currently, 511 of Missouri’s 522 school districts are fully accredited. Nine districts are provisionally accredited and two are unaccredited, the release stated.