Steamboat Springs School District recognized as accredited with distinction by Colorado Department of Education

The Steamboat Springs School District (SSSD) is one of 11 school districts in the state to be recognized as Accredited With Distinction by the Colorado Department Colorado of Education.

Accredited with Distinction is assigned to the highest performing districts. This means these school districts are meeting or exceeding expectations on most performance tasks. Only six percent of school districts in Colorado are recognized as such. 

Each year, Colorado schools and districts receive performance ratings to let them and their communities know how well they are doing. These reports are called the District Performance Frameworks (DPFs) and School Performance Frameworks (SPFs). The overall ratings assigned are based on achievement and growth on state assessments, along with such postsecondary measures as graduation rates, drop-out rates, college entrance exams and college matriculation rates. The ratings help the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and State Board of Education (SBE) make decisions about how to help struggling schools.

Highlights from indicator rankings that make up the Accredited with Distinction rating include: 

Elementary Academic Achievement CMAS English Language Arts 

  • All students — Exceed

Middle school Academic Achievement CMAS English Language Arts 

  • All students — Exceed

Middle School Academic Achievement CMAS Math

  • All students — Exceed

High School Academic Achievement PSAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

  • All students — Exceed

High School Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness 

  • SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing
    • All students — Exceed
  • SAT Math
    • All students — Exceed
  • Dropout Rates:
    • All students — Exceed 
    • Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch — Exceeds
    • Students with disabilities — Exceeds
    • Minority students — Meets
  • Graduation Rates:
    • All students — Exceed
    • Students who qualify for free and reduced lunch — Meets
    • Minority students — Exceed
    • Multilingual learners — Meets
    • Students with Disabilities — Exceeds

“These frameworks are just one piece of evidence that demonstrates the high level of achievement by our students,” said superintendent Dr. Celine Wicks. “Our teachers and staff set high standards for students at every grade level, and our students rise to the occasion. We all should take a moment to celebrate this achievement.” 

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