Waynesville R-VI School District’s APR score of 84.2% is once again at the top of the Ozark Conference

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released the statewide Annual Performance Reports (APRs) for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday…and Waynesville R-VI School District’s score of 84.2% is once again at the top of the Ozark Conference. Waynesville Superintendent of Schools Hilary Bales said, “While we are pleased with our overall initial performance under this new accreditation system, there is always more work to do. This data helps us know where to focus our efforts to help meet the academic needs of our students.” Significant changes have been made to how public Missouri school districts are being evaluated, which puts schools on a continuum, rather than the traditional scoring of the past. “The scores throughout Missouri look very different this year because the way they are calculated has changed,” said Bales. “This year’s pilot data (which is based on the 2021-22 school year) cannot be compared to previous APRs. The APR is also just one of the many data points for our district.”