SELMA CITY SCHOOLS’
NEW SCHOOL REPORT CARD BEEN RELEASED AS PART OF THE ALABAMA UNIFIED REPORT
Selma, AL—The Alabama Department of Education released
Alabama Unified Report (AUR) today, which includes the Alabama State Report
Card today, containing a letter grade for schools and school systems across the
state, Selma City Schools.
Selma City Schools received a “C,” which reflects several
different factors including academic achievement, academic growth, chronic
absenteeism, as well as graduation rates and college and career readiness (for
“I am extremely excited about the progress the district has made,
nearly all of our schools showed gains, some even made double digit gains.
TEAMSELMA has a hard working group of educators, and the best is yet to come!”
The State of Alabama introduced the Alabama State Report
Card so students, parents, taxpayers and others could easily understand how
their schools are performing, just as report cards help parents understand how
their kids are doing. The goal of the report card is to provide a starting
point and to offer easy-to-understand and concise information showing how a
school is doing.
We encourage parents and others to explore the new Alabama
State Report Card, which provides multi- year, detailed information about our
school and allows you to compare our school to others throughout the state
using a wide range of measures. This information can be found at:
Whether a school
receives a higher or lower letter grade, the release of the Alabama State
Report Card represents an opportunity for schools, parents and community
members to work together to help every school in the state succeed.
These are some of the things we are doing to address the
areas where we fall short.
We are currently developing Academies of Academic Excellence
in our elementary schools, and infusing our curriculum with STEAM and STEM
activities throughout the district. This will broaden the learning experiences
for our students, which can only help to increase our letter grade going
forward. We have begun a 1:1 computer initiative at R. B. Hudson this year, so
every student has access to a computer to use. Also, we have deployed an online
educational system to both remediate and accelerate our students called
Edgenuity. We have already seen great gains from this system, and more is to
The letter grade is a snapshot of the school and a
conversation starter for communities. It is not about pointing fingers. It is
intended to be a catalyst for discussion and improvement. Together, we will
continue to identify ways we can provide our student with the best educational