School Report Cards Released, Lomega Among Top Schools in Oklahoma
Last week, the Oklahoma Department of Education released its second round of statewide school report cards. The Oklahoma School Report Cards are a tool used by the DOE to measure and track schools' performance across several different areas, including academic achievement, academic growth, chronic absenteeism, progress in English language proficiency assessments, postsecondary opportunities and graduation. Schools receive a specific point value in each area, which is then translated to a letter grade.
For the 2018-2019 school year, Lomega High School and Elementary School each scored well above the state average in every category, with the Elementary receiving an overall grade of B and the High School earning an A. LHS, which was the only high school in Kingfisher County to receive an A, earned A's in every category except Postsecondary Opportunities (B). Lomega Elementary, along with Okarche Elementary, also earned the highest score in Kingfisher County.
LHS, after receiving a C in 2017-2018, was among only 15% of schools in Oklahoma who saw an improvement of at least one letter grade. Of the over 500 schools who received grades, LHS was one of only 54 to earn an A, placing them in the top 10% of schools across the state. Lomega Elementary also saw a marked improvement from the previous year. In 2017-2018, LES received one A, one B and one C (with no score recorded in English Language Proficiency Progress). This year, the elementary earned two A's and two B's.