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ST. LOUIS - The Ritenour School District's 2014 annual performance report shows significant improvement from the previous year, and they will remain fully accredited under the state's new scoring system.

Ritenour scored an 80.7% on the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) annual performance report from the 2013-2014 school year.

Last year was the first year the state use a new scoring system, Missouri School Improvement Plan – Fifth Cycle (MSIP 5), to accredit Missouri school districts. Ritenour scored 71.8% of the total points during the 2012-2013 school year, a minimum of 70% is needed to achieve full accreditation.

There are five performance areas that Missouri school districts are assessed for accreditation. Ritenour achieved its greatest gains in the student attendance and graduation rate areas last year, while earning the same number of points in the college and career readiness areas as it did in 2013.

Superintendent, Dr. Chris Kilbride, said that he expects the district will continue to meet and exceed the state standards as students and staff continue to work together with community leaders and parents.

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