Lindbergh School District earns Distinction in Performance for sixth consecutive year

The Lindbergh School District has received a perfect score on its Annual Performance Report, earning Distinction in Performance for the sixth consecutive year.

The award was announced Dec. 14 by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

“This year, there were two categories of distinction for which a district could be eligible, and Lindbergh earned the High Achievement designation, the best possible rating,” Chuck Triplett, director of curriculum and student programs, stated in a district news release.

“We are especially proud to be awarded our sixth Distinction in Performance,” Nancy Rathjen, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, stated in the release. “This award measures a number of different indicators. It’s a better measure of the achievement of all our students and a real tribute to our staff.”

Districts are measured on 14 separate standards by DESE through the Annual Performance Report, or APR, with each standard having a range of possible scores. Lindbergh achieved the highest level possible within each range on all 14 of the indicators. The APR covers a number of performance indicators, including Missouri Assessment Program scores, attendance, honors courses, dropout rates and more.

“We were one of only four St. Louis County school districts to achieve a perfect score,” Triplett stated.

“We are proud of the continually improving achievement levels of our students and the dedicated effort and support given by our staff. We are seeing the results and enjoying the benefits of focusing on every child, every day,” he added.

Superintendent Jim Sandfort stated, “Every year, the bar is raised. Every year, our students, supported by a highly trained group of teachers, clear the hurdle. I am so proud of what our students, teaching staff and administration have been able to accomplish.”