Usually we get detailed charts and graphs at our year-opening meeting with the superintendent. This year, though, we got simple rankings: where we stand relative to other school districts with 5,000+ students. When it comes to 10th grade reading, we're number one. 10th Writing, 4th. We're in the top ten in math and science, too, if I recall correctly. This English teacher wasn't paying as close attention when those rankings rolled in.
Parade rain: not everybody passed. Not even in reading.