The Ladue School students returned to the classroom this week, and the district got a very good report card to start the term.
Ladue was in a handful of local school districts to score at the top of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing for its students.
Ladue, along with Brentwood and Kirkwood took top honors in math scores with the students scoring 77 percent on their tests. Lindbergh ranked third in the state in math and tops in the region with 84 percent of students scoring proficient or advanced scores.
Ladue topped all the area schools in Communications Arts results with 78.9 percent. That was followed by Lindbergh with 78.5 percent; Kirkwood 77.5 percent;Clayton 75.5 percent and Rockwood 74.69 percent.
Statewide, 55 percent of the students tested either proficient or advanced in communications an improvement from 54.6 percent last year. The passing rate in math edged up from 54.3 percent to 55 percent.
Susan Dielman, Ladue's communication director spoke on behalf of the district.
"We are very pleased with our results, and certainly ranking top in the state in Communications and third in the state in Math makes us very proud of our students, and the parents and educators who support them.
However, we also recognize there is always room for improvement. Clearly, we would like for every student to score either "Proficient" or "Advanced" and our goal will remain to put the programs and interventions in place that will allow for continuous improvement, particularly for our subgroups with lower test performance.
Each year, we look forward to seeing our results and utilizing them to help us determine what initiatives are working and where we need to seek better solutions. This year is no exception."