Richmond School failed to make Adequately Yearly Progress for multiple years. Adequate yearly progress is measured not only on the total school population but also subgroups. This is required by the federal law called no child left behind. Adequately yearly progress requires that a school show continuous improvement in student performance in the areas of reading and math. So each year the expectations increase. So a school might increase it's performance but it may not improve by enough to meet the expected level of improvement. When a school fails to make AYP for three consecutive years it is placed on a watch. Richmond School serves the most diverse population in the school district. It has both a significant population of English Language Learners and families who are low income. When a single subgroup fails, the school fails. The school district has reformatted the school as an attempt to improve the school performance. The new program has been operating for two school years. The most recent data set for 2012-2013 has not yet been published. If you are considering moving to the St. Charles area, you can review specific information about all the schools in the State of Illinois at http://iirc.niu.edu/
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