New Haven School District receives Distinction in Performance Award sixth straight year

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During last week’s monthly board meeting Kyle Kruse, Superintendent, announced the New Haven School District has been awarded Distinction in Performance for the sixth consecutive year.

This award is given out annually to school districts that receive a “met” on at least 13 of the 14 criteria set fourth by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Examples of criteria include; the school district’s graduation and attendance rates, MAP testing scores, and College Placement.

This year New Haven received a “met” in all 14 areas.  With the exception to last year, when New Haven received a “met” in 13 of the 14 areas, the district has consistently received “met” in all 14 categories five out of the past six years.

Kruse said, “I am extremely proud of our students, teachers, and faculty’s hard work in the classroom.  Receiving this award for the 6th consecutive year is another example of our school district’s “Tradition of Excellence.”

Among New Haven, only two other schools have be awarded their sixth consecutive Distinction in Performance in Franklin County, The Union R-XI school District and Sullivan School District.