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THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
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Coleman Elementary Again Highest Rated In County

Coleman—Coleman Elementary School is the highest rated elementary school in Marinette County for the second year in a row and is one of the top ranked elementary schools in northeast Wisconsin according to report cards published by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction at 9 am on Tuesday morning, Sept. 17. The school improved its score of 75.5 last year to 76.5 this year.

The report cards represent a measure of the previous year’s student performance on the WKCE, growth on the WKCE over time, student attendance and graduation rates, closing achievement gaps for low-income students, students with disabilities, and English-language learners. Scores are given to each school ranging from 0-100 representing ratings from fails to meet expectations to significantly exceeds expectations.

This is the second year each school in the state has received a performance report card, but this is the first year that entire district report cards were released to look at district performance. Those results show the Coleman School District is the third ranked school district in Marinette County behind Goodman-Armstrong Creek and Wausaukee.

Joyce Kerr, Coleman Elementary kindergarten teacher, commented, Poet Mattie Stepanek said that unity is strength and when there is teamwork and collaboration wonderful things can be achieved. This strength is evident as our high expectations in fundamental skills continue to be building blocks to creating high achievers.

Coleman School District Superintendent, Brian Walters remarked these results shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The report cards take a look at last year’s student performance and it shows that the leadership of former principal Kathy Kostrova (now at Merryman Elementary in Marinette) and the hard work of her staff have paid off once again. I fully expect that new elementary principal Kelly Casper will continue the school’s upward trajectory towards excellence. The future is bright and the community is very lucky to have such a wonderful and caring staff dedicated to turning their children into tomorrow’s leaders.


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