RCE Makes US News First List of Best K-8

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In its first rankings of America’s schools grades K - 8, US News & World Report ranked all four Fort Zumwalt middle schools and 11 Fort Zumwalt elementary schools among the top 30 percent in the state and another three in the top 40 percent in the state. U.S. News has published state rankings for more than 47,000 public elementary schools and more than 23,000 public middle schools.

   State by state, U.S. News assessed schools by looking at student proficiency in math and reading as measured by state assessments. Half of the US News ranking formula was the results, the other half was the context of socioeconomic demographics. 

“In other words, the top-ranked schools are high achieving ones that succeeded in educating all of their students,” the organization states on it’s notification website to schools. “All data for the rankings are from third-party sources, including the U.S. Department of Education.”

   You can read more about the methodology here.  Because two Fort Zumwalt elementary schools only serve grades K - 2, which the state does not test, those schools are ineligible for the rankings. The elementary schools earning the right to display the US News & World Report “Best” badge are, in alphabetical order: Emge Elementary; Flint Hill Elementary; Forest Park Elementary; Hawthorn Elementary;  Mid Rivers Elementary; Mount Hope Elementary; Ostmann Elementary; Pheasant Point Elementary; Progress South Elementary; Rock Creek Elementary and Twin Chimneys Elementary. Each of Fort Zumwalt’s four middle schools also earned the honor: Dr. Bernard J. DuBray Middle; Fort Zumwalt North Middle; Fort Zumwalt South Middle and Fort Zumwalt West Middle. 

To learn more about specific information regarding Rock Creek Elementary, please click HERE.