The new rating system, called School Accountability Scorecards, assigns each school and district a color based on a combination of student assessments, graduation rates, attendance rates and other factors.
Along with many neighboring school districts, West Bloomfield Public Schools received between 60 percent and 70 percent of possible points.
To see your school's rating, search for your school district in the first dropdown menu above. Then, choose your school. To see your school district's rating, choose the school district in the first dropdown, and then find the school district name again in the "Schools" dropdown menu.
How to interpret the ratings
Scorecard Color: The colors are tied to a certain amount of points earned in the different components:
- GREEN: Received 85 percent or greater of possible points.
- LIME: Received between 70 percent and 85 percent of possible points.
- YELLOW: Received between 60 percent and 70 percent of possible points.
- ORANGE: Received between 50 percent and 60 percent of possible points.
- RED: Received less than 50 percent of possible points.
Statewide Percentile Ranking: Shows how schools are ranked on their student performance in mathematics, reading, writing, science and social studies. Schools are ranked with an overall percentile from 99 to 0.
PFR Status: Shows whether a school is a reward school, priority school or a focus schools. Not every school fits into one of these categories. West Bloomfield Schools has four schools on the focus list: Abbott and Orchard Lake Middle Schools, West Bloomfield High School and Roosevelt Elementary School.
- Reward Schools: The top five percent of all Michigan schools in the annual top-to-bottom ranking and the top five percent making the greatest academic progress over the past four years.
- Priority Schools: Previously called persistently lowest achieving schools, these are now identified as those in the bottom five percent of the annual top-to-bottom ranking and any high school with a graduation rate of less than 60 percent for three consecutive years. There are 137 Priority schools this year. These schools will be required to come up with a plan to improve.
- Focus Schools: The 10 percent of schools with the widest achievement gaps, meaning the academic disparity between the top 30 percent of students and the bottom 30 percent. The schools are now charged with bridging the gap.