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Neighbors Growing Together | Oct 31, 2014

Mid-Prairie scores another first in Iowa

District named No. 1 in college and career readiness among Iowa schools
By Mary Zielinski | May 01, 2014

WELLMAN — The Mid-Prairie School District scored another first last week when US News & World Report named it the number one district in Iowa for college and career readiness of its graduates. There are 314 school district with 349 high schools.  Rankings include results from the student required math and reading state proficiency tests as part of graduation requirements. Another factor is the number of Advanced Placement classes which have a 68 student participation rate.
“To be the number one district in Iowa for college and career readiness is indicative of a lot of things,” said Superintendent Mark Schneider.  “We have parents and a community that places a high value on academics and support their child’s efforts at school.  To gain this honor, teachers and other staff members obviously put forth great effort, putting the student’s interest ahead of their own.  Finally, I think the students deserves recognition for taking learning seriously and wanting always to do their best.”
He cautioned, though, “No matter how good we are, we can always get better.  I look forward to seeing many future accomplishments.”

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