PRESS RELEASE 11.14.23 District Report Cards
Posted on 01/24/2024

The 2022-23 Wisconsin District and School report cards were officially released, and the School District of Superior saw an overall increase as a District, meeting expectations, and four schools Exceeded Expectations. The School District of Superior scored 3.7 points higher in this year’s district report card, 60.9 to 63.6. Here are the 2022-23 highlights:


  • Superior High School continues to score in the Exceeds Expectations category, marking the third consecutive year of significant growth. SHS grew from a score of 70.6 to 72.7

  • Four schools reached or maintained the Exceeds Expectations category. These four schools have seen a significant increase over the last year.    

  • In Superior, the test participation rate of 98% was higher than the state average, resulting in more accurate results measuring all students’ achievement.

  • The School District of Superior received a 63.6 Meets Expectations score, a 3.7 increase over 2021-22.

As a learning community, the District uses a variety of data points to set goals, measure progress, and continually look for ways to improve student outcomes during their academic career. This year’s data shows continued success in closing the student achievement gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The current school report card is primarily based on the 2022-23 school year. Due to COVID-19, the Department of Public Instruction encourages caution when interpreting scores and ratings on the 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 report cards due to scoring metrics that include multiple years of data.

A summary of the scores of each school is listed below:

  • Bryant: 71.6, Exceeds Expectations

  • Cooper: 80.5, Exceeds Expectations

  • Four Corners: 64.0, Meets Expectations

  • Great Lakes: 74.6, Exceeds Expectations

  • Lake Superior: 65.3, Meets Expectations

  • Northern Lights: 57.3, Meets Few Expectations

  • Superior Middle School: 51.7, Meets Few Expectations

  • Superior High School: 72.7, Exceeds Expectations

“It is clear that when our schools have a shared vision and action steps for student academic and social-emotional success, we see measurable results,” said Director of Continuous Improvement and Assessment Kate Tesch. “I’m proud to see the growth in the report card scores.  It is a direct result of the hard work of our dedicated staff and students.”

As these report cards are officially released to the public and schools, the District can focus on the following specific goals for the 2023-2024 school year:

  • Continuing to support all schools as they all strive for excellence while providing targeted reading and math interventions at the elementary level.

  • Closing achievement gaps for students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students. Equitable outcomes remain a continued focus and priority.

  • Seeing continuous growth all across the District while using multiple measures to best assess the status of the schools and students throughout the school year.

  • Continuing to invest in credit recovery teachers at the high school to improve academic performance, which will lead to graduation. 

  • Continuing to invest in instructional coaches to provide strong core instruction across all schools.

  • Continuing to work with students, families and community agencies to decrease chronic truancy. 

The DPI is required by state statute (Wis. Stat. 115.385) to generate a school report card and district report card for every publicly funded school and District in the state. The report cards help schools and districts use performance data to celebrate successes and improve their efforts to prepare students for their futures. These public report cards can be found online at

Four priority areas are at the foundation of the report cards, with an overall accountability score of 0 to 100. It is important to note that the 0 to 100 accountability score is not a “percent correct” measurement. Schools and districts receive a score for each priority area:

  • Student Achievement - proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics on the annual state assessments (Forward Exam, ACT Aspire, ACT, DLM)

  • Growth - year-to-year progress in ELA and math achievement

  • Target Group Outcomes - outcomes for students with the lowest test scores: the Target Group.

  • On-Track to graduation - reliable predictors of how successfully students are progressing toward completing their K-12 education.

It’s important to remember that the Wisconsin report card highlights one assessment used across Wisconsin. The School District of Superior uses this data and other local assessments to drive continuous improvement efforts. These results illuminate some of our successes and help to pinpoint areas of focus in the District. COVID-19 continues to impact student achievement nationwide significantly, and the work is ongoing. The School District of Superior will continue to strive to ensure that all students are academically, socially, and emotionally successful and ready for life, career, and/or college.


More information:

DPI Press Release