The Ewing Marion Kauffman School 2015-2016 class of ninth-grade students achieved 98 percent proficiency on the state biology end-of-course tests, outscoring peers across Missouri.
Kauffman School students also excelled in math, scoring 96 percent proficiency on the Algebra I end-of -course assessment, the second-highest score of any district in the state.
In addition, that same year’s eighth-grade class was tops in the state in math and third in the state in science.
In a statement released Wednesday, school officials said that every grade of students at the Kauffman School “outperformed its peers across the state” in English language arts and math.
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“I am incredibly proud of our students and families,” Hannah Lofthus, founder and CEO of the Kauffman School, said in a statement.
“At every level — from our fifth-graders nearly doubling their proficiency rates in eight short months to nearly all of our high school students being proficient or advanced on end-of-course exams, our students show that they can meet incredibly high academic expectations.”
The Kauffman School is a public charter school network that began in 2010. In consists of two middle schools and a high school. The schools currently serve 850 students in grades five through 10.