By Ryan Dean
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - A new report out Friday morning shows unaccredited Riverview Gardens and Normandy schools have a ways to go to achieve accreditation status, and it's not good news for St. Louis Public Schools.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released its 2013 Annual Performance Report for school districts and for the first time, charter schools. This report is used by the state to determine accreditation. Districts receive points in certain areas: academic achievement, subgroup achievement, college and career or high school readiness, attendance and graduation.
LINK:Complete 2013 Annual Performance Report
For a school to fall into "unaccredited" status, it fails to get at least 50 percent of those points. The state says 12 districts and charter schools in Missouri fell into that category including Riverview Gardens with 28.6%, St. Louis Public Schools with 24.6%, and Normandy with 11.1%.
The Missouri's Commissioner of Education says the state will not classify or reclassify any district based on these initial numbers. She wants to see what the trends are over a few years before making a determination.
Hundreds of districts and charters scored 90 percent or better. That type of score makes the districts eligible to be labeled an "Accredited with Distinction" district.
Some districts that scored 90 percent or higher include:
Brentwood - 100%
Franklin County R2 - 100%
Gasconade C4 - 100%
Parkway - 99.6%
Lindbergh - 99.3%
Ladue - 98.9%
Clayton - 98.9%
Webster Groves - 97.5%
Francis Howell - 96.4%
Wentzville R4 - 96.4%