Fremont Public Schools Update on Board of Education Goals, Student Achievement and Graduation Rate

FREMONT – Fremont Public Schools’ Summer Success Academies are making a difference in the education of our students in grades kindergarten to fourth
grade.

During the summer, it is expected that all students have an average learning loss of 3-5 points, as measured by their NWEA/MAPs growth testing. Students that have been invited to be a part of the Summer Success Academy and attended over 20 days only lost 0.32 points in reading and 0.44 points in math. This is in comparison to current first through fifth graders that lost an average of 2.06 points in reading and 2.58 points in math over the summer break. Students that fall in the 40th percentile and below are eligible for participation in the Summer-based program.

“This reiterates the fact that the longer we have our students, the greater than average growth we make each year,” stated Kevin Eairleywine, Executive Director of Elementary Education. He went on to say, “The Summer Success Academy is an example of where extended learning opportunities in Reading and Math make a difference for our students and their achievement.”

Fremont Public Schools is also reporting ACT scores for 2019. Fremont High School’s composite score for the most recent ACT test taken is 18.9, however the composite best score for these students is 19.3. The student’s best score is the one reported to colleges and universities for scholarship dollars. “When compared to the projection produced by ACT for where students in Fremont should score, we are above average. This is a testimony to the hard work that our teachers put in to engage our students,” stated Kate Heineman, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning.

We are also reporting that the class of 2019 had 336 graduates with a graduation rate of 86.60%. The Nebraska Department of Education will report their official graduation rate on November 27. Fremont’s numbers include any and all students that have joined our enrollment during the course of high school at any stage of education. Conversely, if we look at the same class of students that were enrolled at FPS from eighth grade through graduation in 2019, the graduation rate is 93.4% (291 students, with 272 graduating on time).

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