HSSD Exceeds State Expectations: Wisconsin DPI Accountability Report Cards Released Today


The Howard-Suamico School District exceeds expectations as defined in the Accountability Report Cards released to the public today by the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.

The positive overall District rating includes a rating change from last year at Bay Harbor Elementary school, where the school rating shifted from 83.4 (Significantly Exceeds Expectations) to 59.9 (Meets Few Expectations). According to the DPI, the reason for the drop in overall rating was due to low scores in the area of closing the gap for a single subset of students, i.e. economically disadvantaged.

“While we are in general agreement with the overall outcomes as defined by the State, it is perplexing to comprehend how the rating of an entire school of dedicated teachers and students could be affected so decidedly from one year to the next by a single indicator,” said Superintendent Damian LaCroix. “Despite the responsiveness of the DPI in explaining how the calculations are constructed, this fact exposes flaws in an imperfect formula used to apply a report card-style rating to schools. We assert that an accurate assessment of the quality of our schools is dependent on multiple and varied measures.”

Reports for the District and each school are available on the Wisconsin DPI website public portal dashboard.

School Grades Rating
(out of 100)
Rating Descriptor
Howard-Suamico School District K-12 75.1 Exceeds Expectations
Bay Port High School 9-12 73.1   Exceeds Expectations
Bay View Middle 7-8 71.2 Meets Expectations
Lineville Intermediate 5-6 74.7 Exceeds Expectations
Bay Harbor Elementary K-4 59.9 Meets Few Expectations
Forest Glen Elementary K-4 79.2 Exceeds Expectations
Howard Elementary K-4 80.2 Exceeds Expectations
Meadowbrook Elementary K-4 78.3 Exceeds Expectations
Suamico Elementary K-4 91.3 Significantly Exceeds Expectations