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Presented at the 2013 NPEA conference by: St. George's Independent School

Presented at the 2013 NPEA conference by: St. George's Independent School

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  • Transforming a community- w/text, changing lives, impacting a community
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • A quick look at Memphis- Elvis, Graceland, Beale Street,- cultures coming togetherLorraine motel
  • HS grad rates/incomeMemphis Poverty Rate- 27.2%Child Poverty 42.1%African Am. 33.7%Latinos 37.4%Caucasian 12.6%Worked full time or part time in last month 50.1% in Shelby CountyWorking Poor 49.3%All female households in poverty 49.3 (Memphis) 43% (Shelby Co)Memphis- 2nd highest poverty of cities w/ over 1M people 3rd highest with over 500,000 peopleBirth to single mothers- Memphis 62.5%, Shebly Co. 57% Poverty rates rising since 200542% in poverty in Memphis are under 18 -49% Af. Am., 46% Hispanic85% in Memphis City school are economically disadvantaged (83% are Af. Am.)
  • Memphis- 2nd highest poverty of cities w/ over 1M people 3rd highest child poverty rate with over 500,000 peoplePoverty rates rising since 2005
  • Source- Metro Trends-
  • Source- Dept. of Social Work, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of MemphisMemphis Poverty Rate- 27.2%Child Poverty 42.1%African Am. 49.2%Latinos 45.8%Caucasian 15.3%
  • Source- Dept. of Social Work, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of MemphisWorking Poor 49.3%All female households in poverty 47 (Memphis)Birth to single mothers- Memphis 62.5%, Shebly Co. 57% Poverty rates rising since 200542% in poverty in Memphis are under 18 -49% Af. Am., 46% Hispanic85% in Memphis City school are economically disadvantaged (83% are Af. Am.)
  • Source- Dept. of Social Work, School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Memphis42% in poverty in Memphis are under 18 -49% Af. Am., 46% Hispanic, 15% CaucasianBirth to single mothers- Memphis 62.5%
  • 38126 info6,619, 2.7% Cau, 95.2% Af. Am., less than 1% hispanic, less than .2% Asian (135 have BS- 2%) 0-17 yrs 2,206 peopleMedian Hous hold income $13,542
  • All eyes on Memphis – could link to Teach901 video (http://www.teach901.com/the-story/)President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation at Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 16, 2011Barack and Christopher DeanBTW, was the winner of the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge, chosen as a finalist on the basis of its inspiring turn-around story and voted the winner by the public after each finalist school submitted a video making its case.  The President continued:This one is especially hopeful because some people say that schools like BTW just aren’t supposed to succeed in America.  You’ll hear them say, “The streets are too rough in those neighborhoods.”  “The schools are too broken.” “The kids don’t stand a chance.” graduation rates went from 55% in 2007 to 81.6% in 2010
  • SCS, MCS, government/mayors- largest school systemGraduation Rates:MCS: 72.6%SCS: 88.9%Ethnicity MCS:Caucasian: 33%African-American: 61%Hispanic: 5%Asian: 1%Ethnicity SCS:Caucasian: 72%African-American: 22%Hispanic: 3%Asian: 3%Educational Attainment (BA or higher)MCS: 23%SCS: 40%Median Family IncomeMCS: $36,535SCS: $77,350Economically disadvantagedMCS: 85.1% , 82.7 are African AmericanSCS: 38.6%, 37.4% are African American
  • SCS, MCS, government/mayors- largest school system (Interim Superintendent for MCS - Dorsey Hopson)Graduation Rates:MCS: 72.6%SCS: 88.9%Ethnicity MCS:Caucasian: 33%African-American: 61%Hispanic: 5%Asian: 1%Ethnicity SCS:Caucasian: 72%African-American: 22%Hispanic: 3%Asian: 3%Educational Attainment (BA or higher)MCS: 23%SCS: 40%Median Family IncomeMCS: $36,535SCS: $77,350Economically disadvantagedMCS: 85.1% , 82.7 are African AmericanSCS: 38.6%, 37.4% are African American
  • SCS, MCS, government/mayors- largest school systemGraduation Rates:MCS: 72.6%SCS: 88.9%Ethnicity MCS:Caucasian: 33%African-American: 61%Hispanic: 5%Asian: 1%Ethnicity SCS:Caucasian: 72%African-American: 22%Hispanic: 3%Asian: 3%Educational Attainment (BA or higher)MCS: 23%SCS: 40%Median Family IncomeMCS: $36,535SCS: $77,350Economically disadvantagedMCS: 85.1% , 82.7 are African AmericanSCS: 38.6%, 37.4% are African American
  • SCS, MCS, government/mayors- largest school systemEducational Attainment (BA or higher)MCS: 23%SCS: 40%Median Family IncomeMCS: $36,535SCS: $77,350
  • SCS, MCS, government/mayors- largest school systemGraduation Rates:MCS: 72.6%SCS: 88.9%Economically disadvantagedMCS: 85.1% , 82.7 are African AmericanSCS: 38.6%, 37.4% are African American
  • History of SGOlder picture of day school1959 horse country away from city1999- expansion, anonymous donors
  • Pictures of 3 campuses
  • Germantown campus picture38139- Median Income- $142,222 5327 households1605 households have income $200,000 or more (highest % of incomes)197 households less than $25,000638 households with income w/ $125,000-150,00015,570 people- 88% Caucasian, 440 Af. Am. 2.8 % , 290 Hispanic 1.8%, 7% AsianEducational Attainment- 3,978 BS
  • Germantown campus picture- w/ demo on several slides
  • Germantown campus picture38139- Median Income- $142,222 5327 households1605 households have income $200,000 or more (highest % of incomes)197 households less than $25,000638 households with income w/ $125,000-150,00015,570 people- 88% Caucasian, 440 Af. Am. 2.8 % , 290 Hispanic 1.8%, 7% AsianEducational Attainment- 3,978 BS
  • Germantown campus picture38139- Median Income- $142,222 5327 households1605 households have income $200,000 or more (highest % of incomes)197 households less than $25,000638 households with income w/ $125,000-150,00015,570 people- 88% Caucasian, 440 Af. Am. 2.8 % , 290 Hispanic 1.8%, 7% AsianEducational Attainment- 3,978 BS
  • Collierville campus picture- w/ demo on several slides38017-Pop- 48,888- 76.2 %Cau, 13.7% Af. Am, 2.8 Hispanic, 7.43% AsianMedian income- $106,190 Households-17,03010,382 have BS, 1425 less $25,0001764 between $125,000-1500002803 over 200,000
  • Collierville campus picture- w/ demo on several slides38017-Pop- 48,888- 76.2 %Cau, 13.7% Af. Am, 2.8 Hispanic, 7.43% AsianMedian income- $106,190 Households-17,03010,382 have BS, 1425 less $25,0001764 between $125,000-1500002803 over 200,000
  • Collierville campus picture- w/ demo on several slides38017-Pop- 48,888- 76.2 %Cau, 13.7% Af. Am, 2.8 Hispanic, 7.43% AsianMedian income- $106,190 Households-17,03010,382 have BS, 1425 less $25,0001764 between $125,000-1500002803 over 200,000
  • Collierville campus picture- w/ demo on several slides38017-Pop- 48,888- 76.2 %Cau, 13.7% Af. Am, 2.8 Hispanic, 7.43% AsianMedian income- $106,190 Households-17,03010,382 have BS, 1425 less $25,0001764 between $125,000-1500002803 over 200,000
  • Memphis campus picture- w/ demo on several slides381114 851 have BS- 11% have bachelors43,459 people- 40% Cau, 51% Af. Am, 8% hispanic, 1.6% AsainAve. income $39,910Total households, 17,408 (get percentage)5,392 households with income less than $25,000 457 between $125,000-150,000903 more than $200,000
  • Memphis campus picture- w/ demo on several slides381114 851 have BS- 11% have bachelors43,459 people- 40% Cau, 51% Af. Am, 8% hispanic, 1.6% AsainAve. income $39,910Total households, 17,408 (get percentage)5,392 households with income less than $25,000 457 between $125,000-150,000903 more than $200,000
  • Memphis campus picture- w/ demo on several slides381114 851 have BS- 11% have bachelors43,459 people- 40% Cau, 51% Af. Am, 8% hispanic, 1.6% AsainAve. income $39,910Total households, 17,408 (get percentage)5,392 households with income less than $25,000 457 between $125,000-150,000903 more than $200,000
  • Memphis campus picture- w/ demo on several slides381114 851 have BS- 11% have bachelors43,459 people- 40% Cau, 51% Af. Am, 8% hispanic, 1.6% AsainAve. income $39,910Total households, 17,408 (get percentage)5,392 households with income less than $25,000 457 between $125,000-150,000903 more than $200,000
  • Mission/Philosophy- key wordsWhat we look like today…
  • Mission/Philosophy- key wordsWhat we look like today…
  • What we look like today…
  • Additional note:  students from the Class of 2012 were admitted to honors colleges or scholars programs at Clemson University, DePaul University, Mississippi State University, Pepperdine University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, University of Alabama, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Memphis, University of Mississippi, University of South Carolina, and University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
  • Class of 2016- 1st class to “cross” to Collierville3 since PK, 3 since SK (all single family homes, except Donovan- mom married when he was entering 6th grade)Successes and Failures-long daysRelationships- Art auction story, cross campus events best on neutral territory-Play vs. skills-Early Childhood ApproachExtended DayStudent:Teacher ratioMission MatchParent PartnershipUnder-resourced Family SituationTeacher EffectivenessEarly Childhood ApproachExtended DayStudent:Teacher ratioMission MatchParent PartnershipTeacher Effectiveness
  • Marshall Shanks- current 8th grade, mom returned to school due to our influence, advocate for school choice, church huge influence- pastor asked him to speak and he declined b/c he did not want the topic to be reflective of his school (SGIS). He has addressed the TN senate re: school choice, MOST scholarship studentSuccesses and Failures-long daysRelationships- Art auction story, cross campus events best on neutral territory-Play vs. skills-Early Childhood ApproachExtended DayStudent:Teacher ratioMission MatchParent PartnershipUnder-resourced Family SituationTeacher EffectivenessEarly Childhood ApproachExtended DayStudent:Teacher ratioMission MatchParent PartnershipTeacher Effectiveness
  • Paige Madison- since PK- now 9th grader, attended summer camps at Vanderbilt and ???, dancer, multiple sports, very poised, single mom family with older brother who attended Gtown then Collierville. Leader among her peers.
  • Cannon FamilyDrive from Somerville- 40 miles one way4 children- 2nd, SK, twins in PKBoth parents in schoolMom was a teenage motherHome looks like a classroom- label everything Very supportive- admission process, attend all workshops and help lead
  • Kirsten Thomas- Dad Story
  • Grandma raising three (8th, 5th, PK) - two other adopted by family w/i same school
  • Citizenship Council- 5th gradeCitizenship InstituteElectionBiz Town- running a city
  • Citizenship Institute- Bridges, trip NYC (Robinhood foundation)Judge Bailey- local judge, civil rights activist
  • Citizenship through Service3rd grade pillows cases2nd/4th blanket makingFeed the need 4,5, 9Memphis Mission- football playersSwim lessons- Special Olympics
  • MLK- I have a dream- PKChristmas Programs- all agesBiography presentation- 2nd grade3rd rainforest, assembly leaders4th- TN play, chapel leaders5th grade speech, chapel helpers, Biztown Speeches, Citizenship announcementsProcudtions- Black History Assembly
  • Collierville-
  • Insert Memphis Musical movie here or link to web page
  • Parent WorkshopsOpen door policyParent conferencesOpen communicationHome visitsCollaboration on needed resources
  • Parent-teacherStudent-teacherFaculty-facultyAdmin-parents, etc.
  • Parent-teacherStudent-teacherFaculty-facultyAdmin-parents, etc.
  • VTS
  • The College and Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA) is a an assessment that tests high school students on their 21st century skills of critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication, skills that are necessary in work and college environments in the 21st century. Tests are completed online in a proctor format and are suggested for freshmen and seniors in high school.
  • Author visitsField tripsTeam buildingTalent ShowUS clubsArtist visits
  • Author visitsGOU tripsField tripsTeam buildingTalent ShowUS clubsArtist visits
  • Constant reflection

St. George's: A Distinctive Model Addressing the Achievement Gap St. George's: A Distinctive Model Addressing the Achievement Gap Presentation Transcript

  • Changing Lives, Impacting a Community
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  • Memphis at a Glance• Population: approx. 1 million• 52.3% African American• 43.6% Caucasian• 5.8% Latino Experience More
  • Poverty in Memphis• 2nd highest poverty rate for cities > 1 M people• 3rd highest child poverty rate for > 500,000 people• Since 2005, poverty rate has increased.• In 2008, all poverty rates increased.• Since 2009, only poverty rates for Caucasians have decreased. Experience More
  • 22%-38% in high poverty Experience More
  • Poverty in Memphis• 27.2 % Memphis Poverty Rate• 42.1 % Child Poverty• 49.2 % African American children• 45.8 % Latino children• 15.3 % Caucasian children Experience More
  • Poverty in Memphis• 49.3% of those under poverty worked full or part time during the previous month• 47% of female-headed households have incomes below poverty thresholdOf those…• 47.1% African American• 57.1% Latinos Experience More
  • Poverty in Memphis• 42% in poverty are under 18 years old • 49% African American • 46% Latino • 15% Caucasian• 62.5% of births to single mothers Experience More
  • 38126• Population 6,619 • Caucasian 2.7% • African American 95.2% • Latino <1% • Asian <.2% • 0-17 years old 2,206 33%• Median Income $13,542 Experience More
  • National SpotlightState of Education in Memphis Experience More
  • Memphis City Mayor Shelby County Mayor Experience More
  • Unified School District Experience More
  • EthnicityCaucasian 33% 72%African-American 61% 22%Latino 5% 3%Asian 1% 3% Experience More
  • Median Family Income $36,535 $77,350Educational Attainment (BA or higher) 23% 40% Experience More
  • Graduation Rates 72.6% 88.9%Economically Disadvantage 85.1% 38.6%African American 82.7% 37.4% Experience More
  • St. George’s Day School Experience More
  • Germantown PK-5Collierville 6-12 Memphis PK-5 Experience More
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  • GermantownPopulation 15,570Households 5,327Caucasian 88%African-American 2.8%Latino 1.8%Asian 7% Experience More
  • GermantownMedian Income $142,222Income• > $200,000 30%• Between $125-$150,000 12%• < $25,000 3.6%BA or higher 26% Experience More
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  • ColliervillePopulation 48,888Households 17,030Caucasian 72.6%African-American 13.7%Latino 2.8%Asian 7.43% Experience More
  • ColliervilleMedian Income $106,190Income• > $200,000 16%• Between $125-$150,000 10%• < $25,000 8%BA or higher 61% Experience More
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  • MemphisPopulation 43,459Households 17,408Caucasian 40%African-American 51%Latino 8%Asian 1.6% Experience More
  • MemphisMedian Income $39,910Income• > $200,000 5%• Between $125-$150,000 2.6%• < $25,000 31%BA or higher 11% Experience More
  • Mission“St. Georges is a co-educational school of excellence preparing students for a life of learning and meaningful contribution through dedication to high academic achievement and the development of moral characterreinforced by Judeo-Christian values.” Experience More
  • Philosophy• Mission Driven • Hands On• Holistic • Collegiality• Student Centered • Evolving Strengths• Character Education • Fun• Worship Opportunity • College Preparatory• Community Service • Citizenship• Creative • Communication• Accepting • Problem Solving• Parental Partnerships • Gifts and Talents• Relationships • Focus on Effort and Process Experience More
  • Today• 54th year• Three Campuses• 1200+ Students• 225 Faculty and Staff• 8th Graduating Class in 2013• 1st Memphis class are freshmen in HS Experience More
  • Recent College Acceptances• American University • New York University• Boston College • Northwestern• Bowdoin College • Princeton University• Bucknell University • Purdue University• Clark University • Tufts University• Dartmouth College • Wake Forest University• Duke University • Wesleyan University• Emory University • University of Michigan• John Hopkins University • University of Chicago• Kenyon College • University of Notre Dame• Georgetown University • University of Virginia• Georgia Institute of Tech. • U.S. Military Academy• Howard University • U.S. Air Force Academy• Lehigh University • Vanderbilt University• MIT Experience More
  • Memphis Campus• PK-5, one class of each grade, 17-19 students• 144 students • 90% African American • 4% Latino • 4% Caucasian • 2% Multi-racial• 2 teachers per class• 67% receive free and reduced meals• 60% single mother/guardian households• 33 zip codes Experience More
  • TCAP and TCAP Proficiency* Comparisons Average Reading Performance (Grade 3) State, Local Comparison Schools, and St. Georges Memphis 110 100Percentage of Students Proficient or Above 100 90 80 76 70 60 50 42 40 30 20 20 10 0 State Urban** Suburban*** i *Memphis Campus % TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Profice ncy Standardized Assessments Experience More
  • TCAP and TCAP Proficiency* Comparisons Average Reading Performance (Grade 4) State, Local Comparison Schools, and St. Georges Memphis 100Percentage of Students Proficient or Above 90 83 80 72 70 60 50 42 40 30 19 20 10 0 State Urban** Suburban*** i *Memphis Campus % TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Profice ncy Standardized Assessments St. George’s Independent school
  • TCAP and TCAP Proficiency* Comparisons Average Reading Performance (Grade 5) State, Local Comparison Schools, and St. Georges Memphis 100Percentage of Students Proficient or Above 90 79 81 80 70 60 50 48 40 30 27 20 10 0 State Urban** Suburban*** i *Memphis Campus % TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Profice ncy Standardized Assessments
  • TCAP and TCAP Proficiency* Comparisons Average Reading Performance (Grade 6) State, Local Comparison Schools, and St. Georges Memphis 100 93Percentage of Students Proficient or Above 90 80 75 70 60 51 50 40 30 19 20 10 0 State Urban** Suburban*** i *Memphis Campus % TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Profice ncy Standardized Assessments
  • TCAP and TCAP Proficiency* Comparisons Average Reading Performance (Grade 7) State, Local Comparison Schools, and St. Georges Memphis 100Percentage of Students Proficient or Above 90 80 70 65 64 60 50 42 40 30 20 12 10 0 State Urban** Suburban*** i *Memphis Campus % TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Profice ncy Standardized Assessments
  • TCAP and TCAP Proficiency* Comparisons Average Reading Performance (Grade 8) State, Local Comparison Schools, and St. Georges Memphis 100Percentage of Students Proficient or Above 90 80 70 66 63 60 50 42 40 30 20 14 10 0 State Urban** Suburban*** i *Memphis Campus % TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Avg TCAP Profice ncy Standardized Assessments
  • ERB CTP4 Five Years of Early Childhood Program Growth 100 90 80 76 71 72 72 68Percentage of Students 70 61 58 56 60 Reading % 50 Meet or 40 40 Exceed 40 28 Math % 30 Meet or 20 15 Exceed 10 0 Year 2007 Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 (2018) (2019) (2020) (2021) (2022) (2023) 2nd Grade Classes Fall Tes ng From 2007 - 2011
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