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By Mike Scott
The Clark County High School trailed Canton, Highland, Scotland County and Knox County in the recently-released 2013 Annual Performance Report from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The School Summary Report shows that for the MSIP 5, Clark County High School earned a 79.6% rating overall. By comparison, Knox County topped the area with a 95.7% average, Canton posted a 90% score, Scotland County had an 88.9% score, and Highland scored 82.9%.
Language Arts was weakest for Clark County, 56.3% of students scoring advanced or proficient. All the other area schools listed above posted 100% scores in Language Arts.
In Math, Clark County also scored 56.3% advanced or proficient. Knox Co. had a 100% score, while Scotland County and Highland came in at 75%. Highland tied Clark County High School’s 56.3% score.
In science, all five schools posted 100% rankings.
In Social Studies, Clark County placed last with 69.6% advanced or proficient. Knox led the pack with 94.6, followed, with Canton, Highland and Scotland all posting 87.5% scores.
Only 60% of Clark County graduates are college and career ready, according to the report. Canton and Knox County posted 100% scores, while Scotland Co. scored 75% and Highland scored 60%.
A review of the Annual Performance report is on the agenda of this week’s Clark County R-1 School Board meeting, which will be held Wednesday evening at 7:00pm, at the Administration Building at 427 W. Chestnut in Kahoka.
In next week’s paper, we’ll review the scores by building in the Clark County R-1 District.