Cheyenne, WY. — School performance ratings released by the Wyoming Department of Education show that the majority of Wyoming schools are meeting or exceeding expectations, and the number of schools not meeting expectations is dropping.

State schools Superintendent Jillian Balow says across all grades and indicators, more schools are meeting expectations and fewer schools are not meeting expectations although fewer high schools are exceeding expectations.

“Schools are starting to make the progress they have been asked to make,” said Balow. “Especially when you look at our elementary and middle schools, they are focusing on growth and equity, and getting results. As we put our state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act into motion, and include post-secondary readiness for high schools, I hope to see even more progress.”

Under Wyoming education reform law, schools serving grades 3-8 are rated on achievement, growth and equity indicators. Indicators for high schools also include graduation rates, 9th grade credits earned and Hathaway Scholarship eligibility.