and residents can brag about having a school district within their city that has earned accreditation with the highest standards since the last 11 years.
The recently met all 14 accreditation standards set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Districts are graded by the state based on academic performance from the previous year.
In order to be accredited, a district must meet at least nine of the 14 standards, MAP and ACT scores, Advanced Placement (AP) tests, and graduation and attendance rates among others.
Parkway has maintained its accreditation score since the report began in 2001.