Date:   September 24, 2021

To:       South Heart School Parents/Guardians

Re:       ESSA School Accountability Dashboard             

Dear South Heart School Parents/Guardians,

Now more than ever, it is important for schools to be transparent to its stakeholders. Much has changed in our schools and education in general due to COVID-19.

Transparency to the Public
North Dakota is committed to informing communities about how well its schools are doing. North Dakota’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful.

State education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every public school in the state. The School Accountability Report outlines how schools are performing on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.

North Dakota has a public dashboard designed to help communities across the state access important data regarding K-12 districts and schools, including COVID-19 Response. (, features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English Learner progress, student engagement results, and state accountability. To learn about our school, visit the dashboard at        (
Select “Explore Public K-12 Education”              
Select “Data for Specific District or School”
Use the Search K-12 feature to locate South Heart Elementary and/or South Heart High School  or 
Use the Browse K-12 feature to locate South Heart Elementary and/or South Heart High School

Please note, data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with 10 or fewer students to protect confidential information about individual students. Therefore, if data is not available to less than 10 students, it will say “no data available”.

Family Engagement
We have robust plans for working to continuously improve educational programs at our school, even in the midst of a pandemic. We would like you and your child(ren) to continue to be active participants in our educational system. Please help support our high expectations for student achievement by participating in school initiatives, offering input and support in our endeavors to raise student achievement, and volunteering at school. Meeting our school’s goals will take a united effort, and we look forward to working with families to ensure success for each student.

Continuous Improvement
All schools engage in continuous improvement for general support; therefore, our school has completed a continuous improvement plan.  As part of the overall school improvement plan, a strategy map is generated for each school. Our strategy map, outlining our key school improvement initiatives, is also available on the Insights Dashboard.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the administration.

Thank you,
Calvin Dean, Superintendent
Scott Jung, 7-12 Principal
Jessica Geis, PK-6 Principal