Mobile County Public Schools showed marked improvement on the Alabama A-F Report Cards, which were released publicly today.
Thirty-one schools in Mobile County received A’s and B’s, up from 23 last year. And the number of schools receiving D’s and F’s decreased to 10 from 23.
“We’re going to celebrate the results for a second, and then we’re going to get back to work. We will not become complacent,” said MCPSS Superintendent Chresal Threadgill. “We will use these improvements as our motivation to work even harder.
“This to me signifies that our students, faculty and staff can and WILL continue rising to my expectations.”
Two of the four Alabama schools that received perfect scores of 100 are Mobile County Public Schools – Council Traditional and Eichold-Mertz School of Math and Science. However, we have some other accomplishments worthy of our commendations, as four schools moved from F’s to C’s.
|School Name||2016-17 Score||2017-18 Score|
|Booker T. Washington Middle School||49||71|
|Scarborough Model Middle School||50||71|
|Fonde Elementary School||59||74|
|Mobile County Training School||58||70|
Here is a detailed breakdown of the grades received throughout the district:
- 11 schools earned A’s, including eight elementary schools and three middle schools. That is up from 8 last year.
- 20 schools earned B’s, including 18 elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. That is up from 15 last year.
- 38 schools earned C’s, including 18 elementary schools, 12 middle schools and 8 high schools. That is up from 32 last year.
- 9 schools earned D’s, including five elementary schools, one middle school and three high schools. That is down from 16 last year.
- 1 school earned an F, a K-8 school. That is down from 7 last year.
The Alabama Report Card uses multiple indicators to assign number and letter grades to most public schools. All K-12 schools are graded on academic achievement, academic growth and chronic absenteeism. High school scores also take into account graduation rates and college and career readiness indicators.
Superintendent Threadgill attributed the improvement in Mobile County to the following:
- By accepting no less than 110% each day from ALL faculty, staff, and students.
- By not implementing a one-size-fits-all approach and by recognizing that each school has different needs. Therefore, we are striving to assess each school’s needs and tailor support and instruction based on those identified needs.
- By understanding and recognizing that this success is not attributed to the work of individuals or due to one subgroup. The success we are seeing is a collective and concentrated effort of ALL who are focused on making progress throughout the district.
This is the second year for Alabama schools to receive A-F Report Card grades, which are required by an act of the Alabama Legislature.
The Alabama Department of Education cautions the public from using one score or grade to tell the whole story of a school and encourages residents to visit the Data Center at www.alsde.edu for more information on individual public schools. The department also encourages teachers and administrators to use the Report Card as an opportunity to discuss efforts they are making to improve education.