The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has released state report cards, based on 2016-17 school data.

The Mineral Point Unified School District has scored a 90.7, which places it into the Significantly Exceeds Expectations category, a five star rating.

When looking at K-12 districts statewide, Mineral Point ranks 2nd behind Sevastopol with 94.5 (some districts are only elementary districts, and some are only high school districts).

Last year, the district also Significantly Exceeded Expectations with an 83.1 score.

Breaking down the district by building, the following scores were achieved:

Elementary: 88.6, Significantly Exceeds Expectations (five stars), up from 78.7 last year

Middle: 93.9, Significantly Exceeds Expectations (five stars), up from 88.0 last year

High: 75.6, Exceeds Expectations (four stars), down from 76.4 last year

Report cards are issued on four priority areas:

  • Student Achievement
  • District/School Growth
  • Closing Gaps
  • On-Track and Postsecondary Readiness

Comparing to local school districts, Mineral Point led the way.

For Iowa County, Point’s 90.7 was first, followed by Barneveld 72.5, Dodgeville 72.4, Highland 69.1, and Iowa-Grant 66.4.

In addition to the above, Mineral Point also was the top scorer among its adjoining districts with 90.7 followed by Dodgeville 72.4, Darlington 71.1, Pecatonica 68.8, Belmont 66.7, and Iowa-Grant 66.4

Point’s 90.7 was also the top scorer in the SWAL Conference. 2nd was Cuba City with 81.1.

When comparing all of CESA #3’s 31 schools, Mineral Point ranked first. The only other CESA #3 district to receive a five star rating was Prairie du Chien with an 83.4.

Out of 422 districts in the state, only 44 received the five star rating that Mineral Point received.

Scoring categories are: Significantly Exceeds Expectations (five stars) 83-100; Exceeds Expectations (four stars) 73-82.9, Meets Expectations (three stars) 63-72.9, Meets Few Expectations (two stars) 53-62.9, Fails to Meet Expectations (one star) 0-52.9.

Any report card for any school in the state can be downloaded here: