A Piatt County school district is celebrating positive news on the latest school report card.
Monticello High School received the highest designation available, exemplary while Superintendent Dr. Vic Zimmerman indicates their other three school buildings received commendable designations. They were pleased with those marks, but Dr. Zimmerman indicates there are still other factors that will be computed into their overall report.
While the high marks for his district are nice, Dr. Zimmerman can understand the frustration of a school that may not score so highly because it is an assessment that comes around only once a year and they don't get the chance to improve their scores until the next year.
While Monticello schools score highly on their assessments, Dr. Zimmerman points out the rating districts receive could be impacted as the benchmarks adjust each year.
Dr. Zimmerman indicates they do really well in proficiency tests and have good graduation rates, which are two of the biggest indicators for the designations.