While SPP scores for several local schools dipped, Reading High School's SPP score increased by 5 points, according to results released this week by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
The high school's SPP score increased from 60.2 to 65 percent as our district inches closer to reaching the state's 70 percent benchmark.
In addition, we are happy to report that RHS is no longer ranked last in SPP scores among Berks County school districts.
Statement from Dr. Khalid Mumin, Superintendent of Reading School District
The announcement of Reading High School’s SPP score is impressive news, particularly as we strive for continuous improvement and academic growth. It signals Reading School District is preparing students for graduation, as well as career and college opportunities. This will be used as a motivating factor for our community of learners and our dedicated staff to achieve infinite possibilities. In addition, it illustrates how student engagement combined with effective teaching and Red Knight pride can generate academic success.
Statement from Eric Turman, Principal of Reading High School
I’m very proud of how our teachers and kids have come together to build academic success at Reading High School. There has been a lot of academic growth here during the past four years, and the teachers and students can see the results of their hard work and efforts. As an urban school, we are now competing with the surrounding schools, and this academic progress gives a very clear message to any person in Berks County that students can come to Reading High, get an education and be successful.