Reward School!
Reward School Message from our Principal
Posted on 02/09/2017
Reward School

Hello Parents!

I want to share with you some incredibly exciting news!

Schuchard Elementary has been named a Reward School by the State of Michigan!

A Reward School is a special distinction given to select schools by the Michigan Department of Education.  Only 2 schools in Utica received this award this year.  Here is the definition provided on the State of Michigan website:

Reward Schools

Reward Schools are those that did not receive a red overall scorecard status and have achieved one or more of the following distinctions:
1) top 5% of schools on the Overall School Rankings
2) top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric) or
3) "Beating the Odds" by outperforming the school's predicted ranking and/or similar schools.

Beating the Odds schools are those that are overcoming traditional barriers to student achievement and are outperforming schools with similar risk factors and demographic makeup.

Schuchard was named a Reward School in both category 2 and category 3.  This means that we were one of the top schools in the state in terms of student growth and we scored higher than 95% of all the schools in the state with demographics similar to Schuchard.

The staff and I are very proud of this accomplishment.  You, as parents, deserve credit as well for all the hard work many of you put in toward your child's success.  Last, but not least, the students should also be very proud of earning this award.  Our entire community deserves to be congratulated!