MVHS “Exceeds Expectations” on WDE Performance Report

MOUNTAIN VIEW — Each year the Wyoming Department of Education assesses schools on a broad range of indicators to determine if schools Exceed, Meet, Partially Meet, or are Not Meeting Expectations according to the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA).

For the 2022-2023 school year the WDE rated Mountain View High School as Exceeding Expectations, according to an information report received by MVHS principal Ben Carr.

High schools are scored on indicators specific to student performance and growth. The categories for high schools include: growth, equity, achievement, graduation rate, post secondary readiness and the number of students who are on track to graduate after their ninth-grade year.

“We know from our data that our students have goals for after graduation and feel like they have a plan on how to reach those goals,” school counselor Stormy Hauf explained. “That is one reason why we are proud of our postsecondary readiness indicator; that indicator shows how many students have met the Hathaway Success Curriculum, are College Ready on the ACT, or who have taken a college course in high school.”

According to the WAEA, MVHS is measured as Exceeds Target in Student Achievement, Graduation Rate, and Grade Nine Credits. “We take pride in seeing our students graduate from high school,” MVHS career-technical education teacher and computers and programming teacher John Lupher stated. “We work hard as a staff to be sure our ninth graders stay on track for graduation and our seniors graduate on time.” MVHS has had a graduation rate above 90% the last two years.

Of the six measured categories of the WAEA, MVHS is rated as “Exceeds Targets” on three of those categories.

“We are proud of the hard work of all of our staff and students in our district and this Exceeding Expectations designation from the WDE and WAEA is a compliment to our entire district and something our entire community can be proud of,” UCSD #4 Superintendent, Jeff Newton stated.

Of the high schools in the state of Wyoming, only 10 schools - fewer than 15% - are rated as Exceeds Expectations. MVHS is the second largest of those schools to achieve that designation in 2022-2023.