Hesperia Community Schools named Academic State Champion
Hesperia Community Schools recognized for 8th grade scores
January 10, 2013
Jeffery S Haase,
Superintendent of Schools
: On January 10, 2013 Hesperia Community Schools was announced as an Academic State Champion by Bridge Magazine.
Hesperia Community Schools received a top 10 recognition in the 8th grade scores category.
Bridge Magazine adopted a new, value-added ranking system this year which measures a school's test scores adjusted for family income. Family income is often a predictor of a student's academic achievement and essentially, the Academic State Champions are being recognized by Bridge Magazine for over-achievement, rather than achievement.
Jeff Haase, Superintendent of Hesperia Community Schools, stated "We are extremely proud of our entire staff, students and parents. To achieve at such a high level requires a commitment by the entire school community."
"This year's Bridge Academic State Champions should all be immensely proud of this accomplishment," said John Bebow, president of The Center for Michigan, which publishes Bridge Magazine. "These schools - whether they are large or small, urban or rural, rich or poor - are leading the way to a better future in our state."