November 12, 2019
Each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) generates a District Report Card and School Report Card for every publicly funded district and school in the state of Wisconsin. The purpose of these report cards is to share an accurate picture of student academic performance for each district and school with families and the community. The primary information point on the report card is an overall accountability score, assigned on a scale from 0 to 100. This score is displayed in the top left corner of the district or school report cards. Based on its overall score, a district or school also receives one of five ratings, from Fails to Meets Expectations to Significantly Exceeds Expectations, as well as one to five stars.
There are eight schools that factor into the Franklin Public School District report card scores, including Franklin High School, Forest Park Middle School, our five elementary schools, and the district operated Milwaukee County Correctional Facility School located in Franklin. All eight of these schools factor heavily in the overall district accountability score. For example, the inclusion of the Milwaukee County Correctional Facility School, where many incarcerated youth are considered dropouts from Franklin because they do not re-enroll in their resident school district upon release, impacts the district’s overall graduation rate. This is why the district’s overall graduation rate score is lower than Franklin High School’s graduation rate score. As part of the district's work, we consider the results of all students as we plan for improvement.
When reviewing this year’s report cards, the Franklin Public School District continues to perform well across all metrics, with the district as a whole receiving a rating of “Exceeds Expectations” (Four Stars). Additionally, several schools within the district received a rating of “Significantly Exceeds Expectations” (Five Stars). These ratings serve as a reflection of our continued commitment to high levels of growth and achievement for all students.
It is also important to note that the Franklin Board of Education has taken a position on how district accountability is measured on the Wisconsin State Report Card. For more information, please see the Board of Education State Report Card Resolution from September 11th, 2019. It can be viewed here. This resolution will be submitted to the Wisconsin Association of School Boards Delegate Assembly for consideration later this year.
Report cards can be viewed via the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website http://dpi.wi.gov/accountability/report-cards, or at the bottom of this page. Additionally, for a list of educational options available for residents in our district, please see our annual notifications information here.
If you have any questions, please contact the school principal.