Mehlville schools earn Top-Ten honors

Four Mehlville School District schools have earned placement on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Top-Ten lists of high-performing schools based on the results of the 2007 Missouri Assessment Program exams.

The Top-Ten lists recognize schools based on the percentage of students scoring in the top two ranges — Advanced or Proficient — on the spring 2007 MAP assessment for grades three through eight, 10 and 11 in communication arts and mathematics.

Oakville Middle School earned selection to the state’s Top-Ten list for sixth-grade mathematics MAP scores. A total of 75.3 percent of Oakville Middle sixth-grade pupils scored in the Advanced or Proficient range on the math MAP exams, compared to the state average of 48.6 percent.

Rogers Elementary School fourth-graders made the state’s Top-Ten list for mathematics MAP scores. Rogers had 82.8 percent of its fourth graders score in the Advanced or Proficient range on the math MAP exams, compared to the state average of 45.3 percent.

Blades Elementary School earned selection to the Top-Ten list for fourth-grade communication arts. Blades had 71.9 percent of its pupils score in the Advanced or Proficient range, compared to the state average of 46 percent.

Hagemann Elementary School fifth-graders were recognized by the state for their mathematics MAP scores. Hagemann had 81.7 percent of its fifth-graders score in the Advanced or Proficient range on the math MAP exams, compared to the state average of 47.3 percent.

Besides the Top-Ten rankings for the four schools, the Mehlville School District was recognized by DESE with Distinction-in-Performance honors this school year. This marks the second consecutive year — and fourth year overall — Mehlville has earned Distinction in Performance.