From the District Dec. 3, 2021
Congratulations to WGHS students for outperforming state and national averages on the ACT - again!
The 2021 WGHS Senior Class had an ACT composite score of 23.6, with 95 percent of our graduating seniors taking the test.
To compare WGHS graduate’s performance over time:
- During the mid-1990’s, an average ACT composite score for a graduating senior at WGHS was 22.4. with approximately 100 students testing each year.
- The 2001 WGHS Senior Class had an ACT composite of 22.7 (63% students tested)
- The 2011 WGHS Senior Class had an ACT composite of 23.1 (85% students tested)
Before the pandemic, the 2019 ACT composite for WGHS was 23.8, fifth highest composite among all public school districts in St. Louis and St. Charles counties.
We are excited that as the percentage of students participating in the ACT at WGHS increases, student performance on this important exam continues to improve! Congrats to the Class of 2021 and all the WGHS teachers and staff who supported them throughout their journey in the WGSD!
The Webster Groves School District's Equity in Action Committee values and encourages peer-to-peer recognition for equity work. The EIA just developed and launched a Community Recognition initiative, which provides an opportunity for members of the community to recognize individuals (i.e. students, teachers, parents, friends, community members, etc.), schools, businesses and organizations who make significant contributions toward creating and cultivating a culture of dignity that values all human beings within the WGSD. To learn more about this opportunity and to make a recognition, please go to Community Recognition. The deadline is January 21, 2022.
One of the most exciting moments she has had in teaching was when a parent sent a video of their four-year-old reading a book about Jack and Annie from the “Magic Tree House” series. “It brings me so much joy to see and hear the excitement in children's voices and in all the things they learn to do. I love being an inspiration to all children. Children also inspire me to grow and learn along the way too,” she said.
She chose to teach in Webster because it's a wonderful community, the schools are great and it's aesthetically beautiful. Some of her favorite things about Webster are that it has plenty of local restaurants that offer indoor and outdoor dining, shopping and banking are within walking distance depending on where you live and so many beautiful homes and churches can be found throughout. She said, “It's just such a beautiful place.”
In her free time, she likes to travel, bake, spend time with family and friends and simply relax! While she did not attend Webster Groves schools herself, her children all went to Webster from kindergarten through graduation.