Storm Lake St. Mary's School has released its ITED/ITBS scores this month. As stated in the school newsletter, the testing scores are again much higher than state averages. For the second year in a row, St. mary's students achieved a rare level of 100 percent proficiency rating in one of the testing areas.
Last year, St. Mary's eighth-grade science scores reached 100 percent proficiency. This year, St. Mary's fourth-grade students' math scores reported 100 percent proficiency. The percentages represent those students who fall in the intermediate and high levels.
"We're very pleased with another year of excellent testing scores," noted 5-12 principal Rose Davis. "It's a testament to the quality of education our staff provides to our families."
The areas the state requires to be reported are math and reading in grades 4, 8, and 11 and science in grades 8 and 11.
The most recent test scores for St. Mary's School include: fourth grade - reading 96 percent, math 100 percent, science N/A; eighth grade - reading 88.9 percent, math 77.8 percent, science 88.9 percent; eleventh grade - reading 90 percent, math 95 percent, science 95 percent.
St. Mary's School is an accredited pre-K-12 school operated under auspices of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Storm Lake. The student body includes about 8 percent Protestant students and 20 percent minority students.
Ron Olberding serves as Pre-K-4 principal and Davis as 5-12 principal. For more information on St. Mary's Schools, please contact the office at 732-1856 (elementary) or 732-4166 (middle and high school).