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Transcript of Northwest Elementary
Our journey begins here.
Who are we?
Where did we come from?
What did we do?
Why did we do it?
How are we going to
*Teacher turnover - Over 60%
* About 73% of the instructional
staff have 2 years or less
*64% are 1st year teachers
* 93% students living in poverty
*118 Priority School
*Generally begin school 2 years behind
What needed to change. . .
11th lowest elementary school in the state of North Carolina (out of over 1300)
Students attitudes and behaviors
EOG Results (2010-2011)
Reading - 34.2%
Math - 56.6%
Reading - 47.4%
Math - 52.6%
Reading - 32.2%
Math - 52.2%
Science - 38.9%
Reading - 37.7%
Math - 53.7%
K - 85%
1st - 75%
2nd - 79%
3rd - 81%
4th - 78%*
5th - 55%*
*only students who scored a level 1 or 2 on previous year’s
*Examined staff beliefs
Now a shared belief that all children can be successful and that educators are the vehicle by which students learn.
Adopted a no excuses attitude for poor data/results
*Revised mission statement and vision
Inspired Learners + Creative Thinkers = Empowered Leaders
*Students accepted high expectations
Accepted responsibility for their own learning
*Learning how to learn
Learned and practiced behavioral expectations
Set high academic expectations for themselves and now have a willingness to succeed
Accept responsibility for their own learning
Cultivated intrinsic desire to accept academic challenges
Developed a sense of pride
*Extended School Day
Made better use of existing instructional time.
*After School Tutorial Program
*Early Bird Kindergarten
*Focus on literacy and integration
*Additional daily math block
*Two accelerated learning classes
School - 79.8%
*Teacher awareness of data
*Student awareness and goal setting
* Formative assessments
CRS - instant feedback regarding topics/concepts
* Peer observation
* Instructional rounds
*Cross grade level meetings/discussions
*Northwest Teacher Academy
* Teacher Assistant Professional Development
Results - EVAAS
Math - #1 school out of 20
Reading - #2 school out of 20
Results - EOG (2011-2012)
*Met AMO's and High Growth
Results - Reading 3D
80% not proficient
Top 10% of Title One Schools for Progress
Nominee for National Title 1 Distinguished School
Because we have great expectations!
*All children can learn (change in mentality)
*High expectations as professionals
*Teachers started to own their data and became responsible
PLC discussions will be data-driven and initiate instructional improvements.
Culture of Collaboration
Increase PTA involvement
Continue instructional rounds
Smaller classes sizes
TLC leadership and teacher mentoring
Attract and retain high quality teachers
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision."
Maintain the Vision
Our Parents and Community
*Low PTA numbers
8 members (2010-2011)
24 members (2011-2012)
49 members (2012-2013)
45 members and counting. . . (2013-2014)
*Rural school setting
*Few businesses in the community
*Teacher Leader Cohort (TLC)
*Active School Improvement Team
*School Improvement Grant Leadership Team
Reading - 4.4
Math - 23.6
Reading - 21.2
Math - 24.4
Reading - 24.5
Math - 21.1
Science - 31.1
Reading - 16.6
Math - 23.5
Math - #1 school out of 20
Reading - #3 school out of 20
Science - #2 school out of 20
70.4% not proficient
64% not proficient
BOY Reading Assessment
Over 22 Point Increase!
Proficiency Increase from 2010-2011
I think I can. . .
John Alan Perry
3rd grade Teacher Leader Cohort
13 years in education
7 years in education
5th grade math teacher
11 years in education
6 years in education
32 years in education
At your table. . .
*Negative Teacher Beliefs
*High # of BTs
*Students enter school 2 years behind
*Lack of parental involvement
*High Teacher Turnover