Welcome back to another wonderful year at Fairlawn! I want to share my excitement with all of you on how our children performed on their state tests at the end of last year. We had the following percentage of students score at least proficient on their reading tests (third grade scores also include those who passed in the Fall):
3rd grade – 77%
4th grade – 85%
5th grade – 85%
In math, we had the following percentage of students score at least proficient on their tests:
3rd - 89%
4th - 93%
5th - 93%
In science, we had the following percentage of students score at least proficient on their tests:
5th grade – 93%
I can’t say enough about our students. They are so smart, so driven, and so ready to work hard again this coming school year. They worked so hard last year, and I know that we will get the same results from them this year.
In addition to our students, I want to thank our teachers for their hard work over the last two years. They have spent many hours learning about how the brain learns to read in order to best teach our children. We have also adopted new reading and math series and our teachers have worked very hard to teach their lessons with fidelity.
Lastly, I want to thank all of you for your continued support of our students. The more that you tell them how smart they are, the more that you work with them at home, and the more that you support them with your love, the better they will do each year.
Now the challenge for a new year begins. We know that with our support as well as yours, our kids will continue to be successful.
Let the journey begin again.