Charleroi Area School District was recently recognized as a top ten over performing district in the region according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. The rankings were released May 10 by the outlet, which has been ranking districts statewide for 15 years.
Charleroi Area was ranked No. 10 out of 106 regional school districts Pittsburgh Business Times. The annual overachiever rankings are based on three years of standardized test scores of students in grades 3 through 11. This year’s rankings are the result of student standardized assessment scores in 2015-18.
The overachiever rank adds an additional factor – the percent of students defined by the state as economically disadvantaged. Charleroi School District currently has 57.4% of students that are economically disadvantaged.
Since economics has one of the strongest correlations with student academic success, this formula asks the basic question: “Which districts are outperforming expectations?”
The gap between the honor roll rank and the rank disadvantaged rank gives a sense of whether a district is punching above or below its weight. The formula used digs deeper into the data to differentiate between district overachiever performances.