2020-2021 Annual Education Report (AER)

February 12, 2021


Dear Parents and Community Members:


We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2020-21 educational progress for the Saugatuck Public School District and our schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Dr. Tim Travis for help if you need assistance.


The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site Combined AER Report, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.


These reports contain the following information:


Teacher Qualification Data

  • Identifies the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders
  • Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
  • Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

  • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8

Civil Rights Data

  • Provides information on school quality, climate and safety

Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2019-20 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.


School Name



Status Label


Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement


Douglas Elementary School

No Label


Saugatuck Middle School

No Label


Saugatuck High School

No Label



The Coronavirus Pandemic has disrupted every aspect of family life over the past ten months.  Both in-person and remote instruction options have been provided to families to keep students engaged in learning and to provide social, emotional and academic support.  NWEA data in math and reading along with local assessment data shows that students have continued to learn in the face of extraordinary challenges.


I applaud the tireless efforts of our principals, faculty and support staff in creating safe and healthy learning environments for our students and for continuing to provide an excellent education under the most trying circumstances.  I thank our entire team for their hard work, caring and commitment to making a difference for our students every day.


I would also like to express my appreciation to our parents and community partners for supporting our students and our schools over the past year.  The spirit of cooperation between home and school has made all the difference during this pandemic.


Moving forward, our district school improvement efforts will continue to focus on critical, creative and conscious thinking using lessons learned during this pandemic to provide a personalized and human centered education for each student.




Timothy J. Travis, Ph.D.