Star Recognition

Congratulations to staff, students, and USD 408 family! 

Yesterday afternoon, KSDE released the Kansans Can Star Recognition awards for 2020, and USD 408 Marion-Florence was represented very well! We received the following 4 awards! 

Postsecondary Success: Silver Award 
Graduation: Cooper Award 
Prepared for Postsecondary: Copper Award 
Commissioner's Award with Honors

Postsecondary Success deals with students who graduate from MHS and meet one of the four following outcomes within two years of high school graduation.  Students can earn an Industry Recognized Certification while in high school, earned a postsecondary certificate, earned a postsecondary degree, or are still enrolled in postsecondary in both the first and second year following high school graduation. 

Prepared for Postsecondary: recognized annually for the percent of all students, across all grade levels, scoring at levels 3 and 4 on Kansas state assessments in math, English language arts, and science. 

Graduation: Based on the 4-year graduation cohort. State Average- 89.9% 

Commissioner's Award with Honors: Recognizes districts that outperform their predicted postsecondary effectiveness rate above 1-1.99 standard deviation. USD 408 was one of the few in the area to receive the Commissioner's Award with Honors! 

Congratulations on a job well done!