Boonville R-1 School District has received a distinction in performance award from the state the last four years, but is still designated for improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act standard.


Boonville R-1 School District has received a distinction in performance award from the state the last four years, but is still designated for improvement under the No Child Left Behind Act standard. The district didn’t meet adequate yearly progress in two subgroups under minority and free or reduced lunches.

The  No Child Left Behind Act(NCLB) became law in 2001 under President George W.?Bush. The program implemented new educational standards that call for students to be proficient in math and communication arts by 2014. School districts are evaluated on the achievement levels of all students as well as subgroups categories such as  racial or ethnic minorities, free or reduced lunch students, special education recipients, or English Language Learners participants. 

Superintendent Mark Ficken said that Boonville schools have performed very well among other districts in the state.

“We’re outperforming the state, and we continue to send students to division one and academy schools,” said Ficken.

One way Missouri is graded upon school performance is under the Map Assessment Program (MAP). According to MAP data online, in 2010, 26.9 percent of third-graders state-wide were proficient in communication arts and 42.7 percent of eighth-graders were proficient in communication arts.