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Oak Creek ACT Scores Fall Slightly

But a greater percentage of students took the test last year than since the late 1990s, according to state data released Wednesday.

students' composite ACT score fell from last year, though the school saw the highest percentage of students take the test since the late 1990s.

Oak Creek students posted a composite score of 21.7 in the 2011-12 school year. That score is down from the 22.1 posted the year before.

However, the 65.3 percent of OCHS students who completed the ACT marks the school's highest percentage since 1997-98, when enrollment was nearly half of what it is now.

Those figures were part of the ACT results released Wednesday by the state Department of Public Instruction. DPI officials touted Wisconsin's No. 2 national ranking, though the statewide composite score was also the lowest since 1996.

"Results on the ACT show strong statewide achievement and that vast majority of students are taking a college preparatory curriculum," Superintendent Tony Evers said in a news release. "Businesses have told us and research bears out that college ready and career ready both require rigorous high school study.

"These ACT results also show us that we have work to do to make sure every graduate has the college and career readiness skills they will need for success in the workforce or further education.”

Oak Creek's composite score was behind the state average of 22, though it beat the national score of 21.1.

A full breakdown of Oak Creek High School's results can be found on the DPI's website.

Theresa August 24, 2012 at 02:51 AM
Connie no one said the school is responsible for raising kids. They are however responsible for making sure they are learning. It is obvious year after year they are not living up to the parents standards. I sent all my kids to private schools and the focus was on their education and well being. I have grand children in this school system and I am not impressed .I have to say more than once i was shocked at how fake this school system is ,drugs, fights, skipping school, etc yet if a child misses 4 or 5 days of school because of an illness the shame on you letters start pouring in from the school. My son once got a call because his child was late a few times that month. We explained she takes the bus it would waste more time if once we realized the bus was late we walked back home and got in the car. That stuff they make a big deal of the important stuff they shove under the rug. It is having a nice exterior while inside is falling apart.
CB August 25, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Drugs, fights, skipping school is evident in most all high schools, private or public. This is unfortunate. This is also something that can be stopped at home! This article focused on test scores. I would love to see higher scores just like everyone else. To put all the blame in one place would not be proper. Education begins at home and is truly a partnership between schools and families. When families support learning the way they used to, things may get better. Also, please note there are many students that take the sat and act because their parents push them to....many have no intention of continuing their education past high school
vocal local 1 August 25, 2012 at 09:55 AM
I have a problem with teacher's saying it's the parents, the homes the kids are coming from. Classrooms are under the control of the teachers. I'd like to send a kid to the office for disrupting my class have them sent home and not allowed back without the parent attending for a day to observe and control the child's behaviors. Many parents don't have a clue how their child or the kid sitting next to theirs behaves. Scores: WKCEs guide school districts. Year after year the same schools score about the same. We look at the scores as guides, we hand out report cards that don't really tell parents why their child got an A or a D. Susie received a D because she doesn't know her multiplication facts might give greater insight to a remedial problem. What we need to do here in OC is raise the standards for the core students. More challenge, faster pace. INTENSE, fast paced remediation programs for the kid that fell behind for whatever reason, not more of the same. I want the cops out of the schools. I want open enrollment allowing parents choice on which school they want to send their child to. Why does Shepard Hills do better than Meadowview? I'd also like to know how many of the kids that do go on to college finish successfully. We know how many go but we don't know how many finish. This number would be enlightening and revealing. If a child doesn't know how to sit down and shut up by age three most often the parent has failed and is sending me a problem.
Brad Schmidke August 27, 2012 at 01:48 AM
Why doesn't Oak Creek School District publish the information? I think because they know it is not very good...
Brad Schmidke August 27, 2012 at 01:49 AM
The Oak Creek Board take their direction from the District Administrator. They do what she say even though, they own it. She doesn't even live in Oak Creek. But they do and April elections are coming.

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