Statistics & Test Results
The McFarland School District is cited as a positive example in a new book, The Power of Smart Goals, by Anne Conzemius and Jan O’Neil.
The district is mentioned in the chapter entitled “Keeping Goals Alive” as an example of a district which has reached Phase III, institutionalization of goals.
The following are excerpts from the book:
“Success in the McFarland School District-McFarland School district provides one example of a whole system that has been able to institutionalize and sustain improvement over time.”
“McFarland consistently ranks at the highest level of achievement in reading (96.4 percent proficiency) at third grade and have for four years running, out paced the rest of the state from by anywhere from 8 to 12 percentage points in all content areas – despite increasing diversity and significant budget cuts.”
The following two links have up to date information on McFarland's test scores.