Lonedell R-XIV is in the elite company of only nine other school districts in the state that put together a perfect score on the Missouri School Improvement Program’s latest district accreditation summary report.

Lonedell, a kindergarten through eighth-grade district, accumulated 80 out of a possible 80 points on the MSIP 5 summary report.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is using the fifth revision of its annual performance report for the first time this year and ranked K-8 state school districts in four standards and K-12 districts in five. Each standard has a certain number of points a district can earn which then leads to a percentage.

Lonedell received a perfect 48 points in academic achievement, which accumulates 16 points each for English, language arts, math and science. It also scored a 12-for-12 in subgroup achievement, gaining four points in each of the same four subject areas. In high school readiness, Lonedell scored a perfect 10. In attendance, the school also tallied a perfect 10.

“Lonedell students continue to show growth, and we are extremely pleased with our district’s results,” Principal Jen Ulrich told The Missourian. “Our students and staff have worked very hard, and we are continually focused on academic achievement.

“We are excited to get the MSIP 5 data/results to support that work and celebrate within our school the fruits of our labor.”

Ulrich said her school’s official results were released recently.

During the Lonedell R-XIV School District Board of Education meeting last week, Superintendent Fred VanBibber said that there are 574 schools listed in the state, and Lonedell was one of 10 that earned the perfect score.

“I’m proud of what we’ve done,” he said. “It’s quite an accomplishment. It’s an honor and very exciting.”

VanBibber said districts that received a 90 percent or above ranking are accredited with distinction.

“We are very proud to be among the small number of districts in the state that can pride ourselves on a perfect score,” Ulrich said. “I could not be more proud of our students and staff, and I would like to congratulate and acknowledge everyone on a job well done.

St. Clair R-XIII

In November, St. Clair R-XIII Assistant Superintendent Tanya Vest announced that the St. Clair school district had earned a 92.1 percent score on its MSIP evaluation.

That score was preliminary, but she told The Missourian this week that the score “has held so far.”

St. Clair’s preliminary percentages in the five MSIP 5 standards ranged from 100 to 71.7. In three of the five areas — academic achievement, subgroup achievement and graduation rate — the scores were perfect. Attendance ended up with a score of 7.5 out of 10 for 75 percent while the college and career ready tally was 21.5 out of 30 for 71.7 percent.

In all, R-XIII earned 129 out of a possible 140 points for the 92.1 percent. Districts with a high school have a higher potential point total because of the additional grades.

Vest said a K-12 district has to earn at least a 75 percent score, or 105 points, to be accredited. Scoring at 95 percent or above is considered exemplary.