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Etowah High - School Improvement Plan 2012-13

  1. 1. ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL 2012-2013 School Improvement Plan_____________________________________________________________________________ Principal’s Signature_____________________________________________________________________________ Signature of Person Entering SIP data_____________________________________________________________________________ Assistant Superintendent of School Operations_____________________________________________________________________________ Assistant Superintendent Educational Programs, Student Support and Professional Development_____________________________________________________________________________ Dr. Frank R. Petruzielo Superintendent of Schools CHEROKEE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION MIKE CHAPMAN- CHAIRMAN JANET READ - VICE CHAIRMAN KIM COCHRAN MICHAEL GEIST RICK STEINER ROBERT USHER ROBERT WOFFORD Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  2. 2. ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL 6565 Putnam Ford Drive Woodstock, Georgia 30189 Keith L. Ball Principal SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN REVIEW TEAMKelly Brangan Claudia Larotta Amanda RuizMichelle Barthlow Denise Lewis Josh SayeLee Coker Veronica Lucking Tonya SebringLori Crawley Robyn Mattson Dan SnipesRob Graner John Murnan Bob VanAlstyneLatoya Gray Ana Pettit Penny ValleBrandon Grummer Katrina Purugulla October 2012 __________________________Presentation Date Final Approval Date Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  3. 3. The School Improvement Plan (SIP) contains the following parts:Part 1 Profile Page 1Part 2 Beliefs and Missions Page 22Part 3 Analysis of Instructional and Page 26 Organizational EffectivenessPart 4 Desired Results for Student Learning – Page 37 Measurable ObjectivesPart 5 School Improvement Action Plan Page 41Part 6 Follow-up Report: Implementation of the Page 90 School Improvement Plan and Documentation of ResultsPart 7 Locally Required Plans Page 98 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  4. 4. Part 1PROFILE 1 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  5. 5. HISTORYEtowah High School has a solid commitment to academic performance. School goals are focused on student achievementand are reviewed and updated annually. For the past six years, school goals have targeted student improvement onstandardized tests including the Georgia High School Graduation Test, the Georgia End of Course Test series, theScholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the ACT. These goals are keeping with community values and the Cherokee CountySchool’s Major System Priorities.Etowah High School is located in Woodstock, Georgia, approximately 32 miles north of Atlanta. The school is a part ofthe Cherokee County School District, which is located in one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. The system iscomprised of 44 schools serving more than 39,200 students.Etowah is a comprehensive high school with an enrollment of approximately 2294 students. In 1976, when Etowah, thesecond high school in the county, opened its doors to some 800 students, Cherokee County was a rural area. Over thenext two and one-half decades, the population of the county increased tremendously, and the area is now considered a partof suburban Atlanta. As the county grew, so did the school system. Etowah has twice been relieved of overcrowding bythe opening of new high schools in the area.In addition to tremendous growth, the population of Etowah has changed in other ways as well. In the early years, theschool drew from a population of mostly middle to lower-middle income, rural families. After the opening of the TowneLake development, the population went through a rapid change. Over the past decade, the area has become solidlysuburban, and now draws mostly from a population of students from middle to upper-middle income families.The stable, veteran staff at Etowah currently includes 131 certified faculty members, of which 88 hold a Master’s degreeor higher. All classroom teachers are trained in LEARNING FOCUSED SCHOOLS strategies. The faculty strives tochallenge students with a rigorous and relevant educational program designed to prepare them for college or career.Members of the staff hold advanced degrees and National Board Certification within their teaching field.The instructional program at Etowah is student-focused and curriculum based. Teachers provide instructional activitiesthat promote student engagement in the learning process and foster student success including retention, achievement ofdesired learning outcomes, and completion of educational goals.Instructional delivery is designed to meet the needs of individual student groups based on learning style, program ofstudy, and performance abilities. Student engagement is emphasized in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. TheEtowah staff seeks to encourage student involvement in multiple school-relevant activities. In addition to interscholasticathletics, a number of clubs and organizations contribute both to the social and intellectual development of our students.Etowah High School is consistently recognized as one of the top academic schools in Georgia. Our school has receivedthe following awards: 2006 Gold Award Winner 2007 Georgia School of Excellence 2009 Platinum Award 2010 Gold Award 2011 Silver Award 2 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  6. 6. PART 1: PROFILEEtowah High School takes great pride in the involvement of our parents and community. The active role taken by thesegroups provides a solid foundation for a successful educational program. Parents and other community members serve asactive participants in the School Advisory Council, as Partners in Education, and in the Parent Teacher StudentAssociation (PTSA). Parents also serve as volunteers in a variety of capacities and participate in booster organizations toassist specific groups within the school.In 2001, Etowah established the Etowah Foundation, a non-profit 501C3 organization, designed to promote academicgrowth and improve facilities at the school. The foundation’s intent is to provide academic incentives, recognize studentachievement and raise funds for needed improvements. Until recently, the foundation has not played an active role. In2011, due to a lack of funding, the Etowah foundation was reactivated to provide support and sustain academic programsand facility improvements.In both 2006 and 2012, The Cherokee County School District achieved “District Accreditation” as a Quality SchoolSystem as determined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Council of Accreditation and SchoolImprovement (SACS CASI). This week long- review of our schools provided a comprehensive report of commendationsand recommendations for our schools. 3 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  7. 7. STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICSThe demographic diversity of Etowah High school continues to increase. With this growth, the groups defined by thestate DOE are receiving more attention. Students across all subgroups are monitored closely for academic performance.Data driven remediation plans are established for all at-risk students. Several new programs and approaches have beendeveloped. Specifically, RTI/SST point plans have been to monitor and focus on data and differentiation, mandatory“school day” tutoring, academic Saturday school, the summer Bridge program and intentional course placement andsequencing have also been implemented as ways to assist students in graduating with their cohort. We believe thesechanges will help improve the overall academic performance of students across all subgroups. These changes are reflectedin the action plan section of this SIP (Part 5).The opening enrollment for Etowah High School for the 2012-13 school year was 2294 students. The opening enrollmentfor the past 5 years is shown in the chart below: Opening Enrollment Enrollment 2294 2300 2219 2250 2200 2101 2116 2150 Enrollment 2100 2068 2050 2000 1950 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 4 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  8. 8. This chart shows opening enrollment by grade level and gender for the 2012-13 school year: SY 2012-13 Opening Enrollment By Gender and Grade 400 378 341 350 298 300 281 286 278 250 227 205 200 Female Male 150 100 50 0 9th 10th 11th 12th SY 2012-13 Opening Enrollment by Gender and Grade Female Male 9th 341 378 10th 281 298 11th 286 278 12th 227 205 5 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  9. 9. Using the September 11th enrollment of 2294 students, the disaggregation by race and ethnicity shows a continuingincrease in our Hispanic enrollment. The following chart shows enrollment by race and ethnicity over the past four years: Student Body by Race and Ethnicity 2000 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 2009-10 800 2010-11 600 2011-12 400 11% 7% 2012-13 200 2% 3% 0 White Hispanic Black Asian Indian Multi- No Race Racial Indicated 2009- 1653 166 150 31 2 23 0 10 2010- 1637 210 160 31 3 78 0 11 2011- 1737 222 144 40 11 55 0 12 2012- 1743 247 183 41 9 64 7 13 6 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  10. 10. Free/Reduced Meal Program (Economically Disadvantaged)The following chart shows the number of students participating in the free/reduced meal program for the past five years: 500 453 454 450 400 388 350 325 300 251 250 Free 200 Reduced 150 117 83 93 100 81 72 50 0 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 FREE/REDUCED MEAL PROGRAM School Eligible For Eligible For Total Student % Eligible Free Year Free Meals Reduced Meals Enrollment & Reduced 2008-09 251 83 2085 16.02 2009-10 325 81 2120 19.15 2010-11 388 72 2115 21.74 2011-12 453 93 2211 24.78 2012-13 454 117 2285 24.98The following trends are evident: 1. Data indicates a steady increase in free/reduced meal program participation at Etowah High School which has leveled off over the past 2 years. 2. As we continue to see a downturn in the economy, we will continue see a higher percentage of students who require free/reduced meals. 7 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  11. 11. STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)Indicated by the percent passing on the first attempt, the following summarizes the performance of Etowah High Schooljuniors on the Georgia High School Writing Graduation Test.** Data reflects 11th grade, 1st time test takers, Regular Program Pass % 99.5 99 99 99 99 98.5 98 Pass % 97.5 97 97 96.5 96 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 GHSWT 2008-09 99% 2009-10 97% 2010-11 99% 2011-12 99% The following trend is evident: 1. High levels of achievement have been maintained for the Georgia High School Writing. *The rigor of the assessment is increasing due to the implementation of Common Core GPS. 8 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  12. 12. End of Course Tests (EOCT) The following chart represents Etowah High School’s student performance on all subject area End of Course Tests (EOCT) over the past 4 years. The data reflects the percentage of students that scored “Meets or Exceeds”. Geometry Math 1 Alg 1 US His 2011-12 Econ 2010-11 2009-10 Am Lit 2008-09 9th Lit Physical Science Biology 0 20 40 60 80 100 120. 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Biology 79 80 87 88 Physical Science 56 88 85 91 th9 Grade Literature 87 90 91 94American Literature 98 94 97 97 Economics 82 86 86 93 US History 89 86 90 93 Algebra 1 65 66 not administered 79 Math 1 not administered 90 84 50 Geometry 87 62 not administered 93The following trends are evident: 1. Data indicates an increase in Biology, Physical Science, Economics, US History and 9th Grade Literature EOCT scores across the past 4 years. 2. American Literature continues to maintain a high achievement level on EOCT. 9 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  13. 13. Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT)Etowah High School juniors’ performance on the PSAT from SY 2008-09 through SY 2011-12 is summarized in thefollowing graph: 52 51 50 49 48 Verbal/Critical reading 47 Math 46 Writing 45 44 43 42 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Verbal/Critical 48.1 47.5 47.5 47.4 Reading Math 50.8 47.9 48.1 48.4 Writing 47.8 46.3 45.1 45.6The following trends are evident: 1. High levels of achievement have been maintained in the Math portion of the PSAT over the last four years. 2. The 2009-10 administration indicates a slight decrease in the Writing Portion and a static score on the Verbal/Critical Reading portion of the test. 3. Funding for PSAT administration has fallen victim to the economic crisis. For the second year, the state will fund testing for only our 11th grade students and the Cherokee County will pay for 10th grade students to take the test. 10 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  14. 14. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)Etowah High School students’ performance on the SAT from SY 2008-09 through SY 2011-12 is summarized in thefollowing graph: 1800 1600 1400 1200 Critical Reading 1000 Math 800 Writing 600 Total 400 200 0 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Critical 514 558 539 542 Thinking/Reading Math 532 574 544 547 Writing 502 547 527 526 Total 1548 1679 1610 1615The following trends are evident: 1. Trends show Etowah High School has achieved competitive scores in all areas of the SAT and has outperformed county, state, and national averages. 2. In 2006, The Writing portion officially counted towards the new total score of 2400 rather than the previous 1600. Etowah High School has consistently scored above the state average since implementation. SY 2011-12 Georgia writing average 475, National writing average 488, Etowah 526. 3. Etowah HS continues to score above both the state of Georgia average and the National average in all categories: 11 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  15. 15. American College Test (ACT)Etowah High School college preparatory students’ performance on the ACT from 2008-09 through 2011-12 issummarized in the following graph. 24.5 24 23.5 23 English Math 22.5 Reading 22 Science Totals 21.5 21 20.5 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 English 21.8 23.3 22.9 22.9 Math 22 23.7 23.1 22.7 Reading 23.2 24 23.7 23.6 Science 22 23.1 22.8 23.1 Totals 22.4 23.6 23.2 23.2The following trends are evident: 1. The last four year’s administration of the test have had the highest student participation in a twelve-year period. 2. Etowah High is above the county, state and national composite score in all areas. Reading English Math Science Composite ETOWAH 23.6 22.9 22.7 23.1 23.2 CCSD 23.3 22.3 22.2 22.5 22.7 GEORGIA 21 20.1 20.6 20.5 20.7 NATION 21.3 20.5 21.1 20.9 21.1 12 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  16. 16. ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMSAdvanced students at Etowah are academically challenged through numerous Advanced Placement and Honors courseofferings. All Advanced Placement courses have been certified through AP Audits via the College Board. Teachers of APcourses are certified in the state gifted curriculum and have been certified through the College Board AP institute. Also, asof last year, students are now required to pay to take the AP exam as county funds are no longer available. In 2011-2012,eighty-eight percent of students taking the AP tests scored 3 or higher and earned college credit for their coursework.EHS Advanced Placement classes offered include: U.S. History, U.S. Government, Economics, World History,European History, Human Geography, Calculus, Statistics, Spanish, English Language, English Literature, Psychology,Physics B, Physics C, Chemistry, Biology, Music Theory and Computer Science. Advanced Placement Testing Average Scores SY 2008-09 through SY 2011-12 World US History US Gov. Psychology History Politics 2008-09 EHS 3.79 3.65 2.55 4.46 CCSD 2.85 3.21 2.62 3.83 NATION 2.63 2.72 2.78 3.21 2009-10 EHS 4.1 3.9 3.5 4.3 CCSD 3.1 3.3 2.0 3.6 NATION 2.7 2.7 3.0 3.1 2010-11 EHS 4.1 4.2 3.1 3.6 CCSD 3.4 3.7 2.9 3.6 NATION 2.6 2.8 2.7 3.1 2011-12 EHS 3.9 4.4 3.2 3.8 CCSD 3.3 3.7 3.1 3.8 NATION Not available Not Available Not Available Not available 13 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  17. 17. Advanced Placement Testing Average Scores SY 2008-09 through SY 2011-12 Chemistry Biology Physics B Physics C2008-09 EHS 2.64 3.12 3.44 Course not CCSD 2.96 3.16 3.05 offered at EHSNATION 2.77 2.70 2.842009-10 EHS 2.6 3.8 3.6 Course not CCSD 2.9 3.1 3.2 offered at EHSNATION 2.7 2.6 2.82010-11 EHS 3.4 3.5 3.1 Course not CCSD 3 2.6 3.6 offered at EHSNATION 2.8 2.7 2.92011-12 EHS 2.8 3.3 3.3 4.1 CCSD 2.9 3.1 3.3 3.9NATION Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available 14 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  18. 18. Advanced Placement Testing Average Scores SY 2008-09 through SY 2011-12 Calculus Statistics Spanish Computer English AB Science Literature 2008-09 EHS 2.69 3.24 Course not 3.49 CCSD 3.73 3.34 offered at EHS 3.47 NATION 2.97 2.82 2.83 2009-10 EHS 3.4 3.4 1.8 3.8 CCSD 3.6 3.7 Course not 2.1 3.5 NATION 2.8 2.8 offered at EHS 3.1 2.8 2010-11 EHS 3.2 3.6 4.1 4.0 3.8 CCSD 3.7 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.3 NATION 2.8 2.8 2.8 2011-12 EHS 3.8 3.3 3.8 3.9 3.9 CCSD 4 3.3 3.8 3.1 3.4 NATION Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available Advanced Placement Testing Average Scores SY 2011-12* Advanced Placement courses offered for the first time European Human English History* Geography* Physics C* Language* 2011-12 EHS 3.9 4.6 4.1 3.7 CCSD 4 3.6 3.9 3.8 NATION Not Available Not Available Not Available Not Available 15 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  19. 19. Advanced Placement Testing Average Scores SY 2008-09 through SY 2011-12 Comp Sci Spanish Physics C Physics B Biology Chemistry Euro History 2011-12 Psychology 2010-11 2009-10 World History 2008-09US Gov/Pol Science US History Statistics Calculus AB English Lit English Lan 0 1 2 3 4 5 16 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  20. 20. TEACHERS AS ADVISORSThe Teachers as Advisor (TAA) program is a grade 9-12 state student advisement model whichenhances academic, career and personal-social development for all Etowah students. Thepurpose of TAA is for students to establish an individualized relationship with at least one adultwho will advocate for the best interest of that child. This purposeful, proactive anddevelopmental approach allows students to improve and increase their chances for learning andsuccess through increased self-awareness, heightened self-confidence, and individualizedexploration of post high school career opportunities.ESOLEnglish Language Learners (ELL sub-group) receive one segment a day of scheduled instructionby teachers certified in both language arts and ESOL. A student’s performance on the ELLACCESS Assessment Battery determines placement and progress within the ESOL program.Test scores and teacher recommendation are considered when a student is exited from theprogram. Currently, there are dually certified teachers within the content areas of language arts,mathematics, science and social studies.REMEDIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMRemedial students are identified and served in the areas of Mathematics and English LanguageArts. Students qualify and exit the program through continued analysis of academicperformance, benchmark data, and test scores (within in the academic areas of Math andEnglish). These students are at risk of failing academic assessments (EOCT) and dropping out ofschool. Additionally, all students identified as REP and/or at risk are monitored thought theRTI/SST process. Point plans are established and managed via the RTI/SST chair andcommittee.SPECIAL EDUCATIONThe Etowah High School Special Education Program offers a continuum of services for studentswith disabilities. A variety of educational settings are offered with emphasis on the LeastRestrictive Environment (LRE). Multi-disciplinary teams, which include, special educationteachers, regular education teachers, psychologists, administrators, parents, and a SpecialEducation Facilitator meet to determine placement of students. In addition to determiningplacement, the team also decides upon accompanying related service options. These relatedservice options combined with an appropriate LRE setting allow students the best environment toenhance their achievement in all academic areas.Service Options include the following:*General Education *Co-Teaching *Special Transportation* Regular/Adapted Physical Education * Resource * Consultation*Supportive Instruction *Self-Contained *Extended School Year*Collaborative Instruction *Regular Transportation *Vocational Rehabilitation*Other (as identified in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) 17 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  21. 21. The following chart shows the area of exceptionality and the number of students within each areafor the 2012-2013 school year: Area of Exceptionality Number of Area of Exceptionality Number of students studentsMildly Intellectually Disabled 8 Other Health Impaired 39Moderately Intellectually Disabled 4 Hearing Impaired 1Emotionally/ Behaviorally Disordered 22 Speech Impaired 5Specific Learning Disabilities 108 Visually Impaired 1Orthopedically Impaired 1 Traumatic Brain Injury 1Blind 0 Autism 19Deaf 1School systems throughout Georgia must review the Ten Performance Goals and Indicators for Studentswith Disabilities. Each system must identify three goals to be addressed. The goals chosen by EtowahHigh School are included here. 1. Goal 1: Increase the percentage of time students with disabilities receive instruction in the general education setting with appropriate support and accommodations. The state of Georgia has a goal of 90% of all special education students being served in a general education setting 80% of the time. The anticipated date for meeting this goal is 2014. At Etowah High School each special education student’s IEP is reviewed annually. During this review, all options are discussed with the goal of serving the student in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). 2. Goal 2: Decrease the percentage of students with disabilities who are removed from school for disciplinary reasons. Students who are assigned to Out-Of-School (OSS) suspension will have a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) developed for them. The BIP will include goals and objectives for reducing the behavior(s) that could result in being assigned to OSS.504 PLANSReasonable accommodations are made for students who require 504 Plans. These accommodationsinclude individualized scheduling, preferential seating and materials, and other appropriate modifications.RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RTI)RTI at Etowah High School exists to align appropriate assessment with purposeful instruction for allstudents. Students who are failing two or more courses are identified for monitoring and assistance. REPand ESOL students may also qualify for RTI. There are four main functions of the RTI program: (1) toproperly identify and maneuver students through the RTI Tiers as appropriate with the use of data in atimely manner; (2) to train teachers on the RTI process in the areas of academic concerns, research-basedinstructional strategies, and appropriate assessment; (3) to reduce the number of students moving to ahigher tier through the implementation of differentiated and research-based instruction in the generaleducation setting; and (4) to provide a departmental intervention specialist within each core academicdepartment to assist teachers throughout all phases of the RTI process. 18 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  22. 22. Etowah and Stakeholders SCHOOL COUNCIL The School Council links the school and the community, encourages the participation of parents and others within the school community, and works to improve student achievement and performance. The Council focuses on those responsibilities outlined in the School Council Handbook: Bylaws and Guidelines/School Advisory Council Bylaws. The School Advisory Council assists in identifying, implementing, and accomplishing the goals of the School Improvement Plan. The School Council meets on a continuous basis throughout the year. As a group, the Council reviews testing results, survey results, and other pertinent information for the purposes of proposing possible goals for the School Improvement Plan. This body communicates to the parents and community at large, the efforts being made by the school to achieve our goals and, conversely, to communicate to the school the needs and concerns of the community, with respect to the school. The School Council also assists in finding the means to implement strategies to achieve our goals. SY 2012-13 Meeting Dates for the School Council: Wednesday September 12, 2012 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday October 10, 2012 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday November 14, 2012 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday January 23, 2013 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday February 27, 2013 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday March 27, 2012 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room Wednesday May 8, 2013 4:00-6:00 EHS Conference Room The following is a chronological listing of opportunities for stakeholders to provide input: Stakeholder Groups Dates SIP-Related Topics of Discussion Cokes and ConversationParents, Faculty and Staff, Students, July 2012 Meet and greet with the Principal and PTSA Walk-Through Meet and greet with teachers; cover school goals andParents, Faculty and Staff, Students, July 2012 expectations. and PTSA Department Heads/ Leadership Weekly SIP goals are created, action steps defined, data Meetings SY 2012-13 disaggregated, and Impact Check forms executed. Teachers, administration Discuss school improvement objectives, Etowah School Council Seven times per year communications with the community, andSchool Council Members and guests participation in school improvement survey. PTSA Open House/Curriculum Expectations for school year and plans for instruction. Night September 2012 Meet with teachers. Clubs and students activities PTSA, Faculty and Staff, students information provided. 19 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  23. 23. Counselors present information about postsecondary 12th Parent Night August options, the college search and application processParents, Students, faculty and staff, 2012 and the financial aid process. SAT / ACT testing will counselors, administration also be discussed. 11th Grade Parent Night Counselors will discuss the importance of staying on AugustParents, Students, faculty and staff, track toward graduation, applying to colleges, 2012 counselors, administration scholarship information, and passing the GHSGT. 10th Grade Parent Night Counselors will discuss the importance of staying on AugustParents, Students, faculty and staff, track toward graduation as well as college entrance 2012 and counselors exams. 9th Grade Parent Night Elective choices for next school year, policies and AugustParents, faculty and staff, students, procedures, program of studies explored. Student 2012 counselors, and administration Clubs and Activities information provided. Middle School Articulation January 17-18, Representatives from Etowah HS visit Booth MS to Meetings at Booth MS 2013; discuss the registration process, program of studies,Upcoming 8th graders, faculty and January 21, 2013; electives, and course selection. staff, counselors, administration February 5, 2013;High School Transition Meetings February 7, 2013; Representatives from Etowah HS discuss program of at EHS February 28, 2013; studies, electives, course selection, and other specificUpcoming 8th graders and parents; April 29 & 30, 2013; attributes of life at Etowah HS. counselors; administrators May 22, 2013 Discuss academics incentives, support of programs, Etowah Foundation Fall 2012 – and school improvement Parents and faculty Spring 2013Etowah Endowment for Athletic Facilities Quarterly meetings Facilities Improvement Parents Etowah PTSA Academic offerings, incentives, extra-curricular Parents, faculty, students, and Monthly meetings activities administration Etowah Athletic Booster Club Organizational needs and concerns conveyed to SAC Parents Monthly meetings committee Parent University Staff will hold two educational sessions during the Parents, Faculty and Students Spring 2013 spring semester to support 9th grade transition. 20 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  24. 24. Etowah High School Business and Community Partners New/ Phone Contact Name ContinuedCompany/Organization Address Number 6565 Putnam Ford Road 770 The Etowah Foundation Kris McKeeth Woodstock, GA 30189 926-4411 Continued 6565 Putnam Ford Drive 770 Beth ChoppaEtowah High School PTSA Woodstock, GA 926-4411 President Continued Mary Kay Cosmetics, 770 Woodstock, GA Jan McCranie Continued Jan McCranie 591-9679 1630 Barnes Road Whitney’s Nursery & 770 Acworth, GA Leslie Whitney Landscape Supply 926-8158 Continued 30102 10288 Hwy 92 770 Reeves Floral Products Woodstock, GA Stan Fitts Continued 924-5230 30188 P.O. Box 4280 770 Progress Growers Canton, GA Wayne Bagwell Continued 479-5528 30114 5279 Bells Ferry Road 770Dixie Nursery and Florist Acworth, GA Shirley Cash Continued 926-4446 30102 1551 Briarcliff Rd. 404 WAGA TV – 5 Atlanta, GA Chip Zeller Continued 875-0100 30306 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd. 800 Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta, GA Alan Lifton Continued 275-4242 30328 21 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  25. 25. 101 Krog Street 404 Barbizon Lighting Atlanta, GA Penelope Sloan Continued 681-5124 30307 P.O. Box 4250 Canton, GA 770 Cherokee Bank Michelle Foresman Continued 30114 479-3400 9870 Hwy. 92 Suite 110 770 Freight Connection Annett Yarbrough Woodstock, GA 517-7744 Continued 30188 50 Barrett Pkwy. Suite 1000 770 Publix Markets Jeff Noble Continued Marietta, GA 419-4043 30066 1000 Chastain Road 770Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA Alyssia Barnes Continued 423-6000 30144 200 Mountain Brooke Court Su. D 770 School Food Service Susan Turner Continued Canton, GA 479-8166 30115 1123 Towne Lake Hills E. 770 Ms. Debi Radcliff Debbie Radcliff Continued Woodstock, GA 30189 592-7864 22 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  26. 26. Etowah Community and Business Partners Sponsors the Etowah Academic Chick-Fil-A Towne Lake Card Woodstock Holly or Scott Hall Continued 678-445-0330 Sponsors the Etowah Academic Johnny’s Pizza Towne Lake Card Continued Woodstock Craig Loheide 770-928-9494 Sponsors the Etowah Academic Towne Lake Card Smoothie King Continued Woodstock Roger Webb 678-445-0092 Sponsors the Etowah AcademicAMF Bowling Lanes Card Woodstock Continued Susan Evans 770-517-2112 Sponsors the Etowah Academic Towne Lake Wendy’s Card Continued Woodstock Alvin Sponsors the Etowah Academic Burger King Towne Lake Card Continued Woodstock Billy 678-494-1023 Sponsors the Etowah Academic Card CiCi’s Pizza Acworth, GA Continued David Adams 770-517-7777 Sponsors the Etowah Academic Stevi B’s Pizza Card Woodstock, GA Continue Chris Romito 770-591-0010 Sponsors the Etowah Academic Subway Towne Lake Card Continued Woodstock Lawrence Harrison 770-591-2000 23 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  27. 27. PART 2BELIEFS andMISSION 24 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  28. 28. PART 2: BELIEFS AND MISSIONWe, the School Board of Cherokee County, Georgia, commit ourselves to a philosophy of respect andhigh expectations for all students, parents, teachers and other staff. Our mission is to enable allstudents to become contributing citizens who can communicate effectively, gather and use information,make responsible decisions and adapt to the challenges of the future. This mission will beaccomplished by providing a variety of learning opportunities and experiences for students, both inschool and in the community.Cherokee County School System’s Belief Statements  All students deserve the opportunity to learn, achieve success and become productive citizens.  Education/learning is a shared responsibility and should take place in the home, at school, and in the community.  All students can learn; they learn in different ways, at different rates and with different preferential learning styles.  Learning is achieved through the use of a variety of effective teaching techniques.  A safe and secure environment is essential for teaching and learning.  All students should be taught by teachers and parents how to learn and how to become lifelong learners.  All students deserve equal access to a quality education.  Quality education requires quality staff, programs, facilities, equipment, and technology.  Parent and community participation, support and responsibility are essential to the positive social, emotional, cultural, and academic development of every student.  Student achievement is enhanced through partnerships with parents, businesses, community- based organizations and agencies, local institutions of higher learning, and other public entities.  All policy, administrative, instructional, and educational support decisions should be based on student needs and what is best for students.  Diversity should be promoted so that isolation of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups is avoided and education is enhanced in a diverse, inclusive setting.  All schools should be accountable for improving student achievement.  All schools should reflect school-based, participatory management.  All students must be prepared to function effectively in a knowledge-based, technologically rich, and culturally diverse 21st century.  All staff should have access to results-driven professional development and training which is aligned with the School Board’s Major System Priorities and School Improvement Plans. Such professional development and training must be standards-based, job-embedded, as well as collaborative, and built on an organizational culture that insures continuous improvement. 25 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  29. 29. PART 2: BELIEFS AND MISSIONCherokee County School System’s Major System PrioritiesEstablishing internationally competitive standards for student performance and an accountabilitysystem and policy framework designed to insure that all students are challenged individually andcollectively to meet more rigorous standards. 1. In collaboration with technical colleges, other institutions of higher learning, and the local business community, insuring that vocational/technical education programs prepare students for a diverse and technologically rich society. 2. Insuring that all students and staff have a safe and secure environment for teaching and learning. 3. Attracting, retaining, and training the best teachers, principals, and support staff. 4. Utilizing technology both to improve student achievement and to increase the school district’s productivity and efficiency as a major business enterprise. 5. Increasing parental and community involvement through public engagement policies and practices that treat parents, businesses, community-based organizations and agencies, local institutions of higher learning, and other public entities as true partners in the educational process. 6. Addressing exploding student population growth, recognizing that there is a large gap between the school district’s facilities and technology needs and available capital outlay revenue. 7. Reviewing the potential for utilizing the school district’s existing public education facilities to establish self-supporting community school evening/week-end education programs for interested Cherokee County adults. 26 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  30. 30. PART 2: BELIEFS AND MISSION School Mission StatementETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL’S MISSION SHALL BE GRADUATING LIFE-LONG LEARNERS AND PRODUCTIVE COMMUNITY AND GLOBALCITIZENS. School Belief Statements1. We believe that all members of the Etowah community are responsible for the intellectual and social development of our students.2. We believe that all students can learn regardless of different learning styles and abilities.3. We believe in working with all students to identify each student’s needs and capacity for learning.4. We believe that regardless of differences in abilities, all students should recognize learning as a life-long endeavor and should continue their education in an ever-changing world.5. We believe that students should come to understand that individual differences, strengths, and weaknesses help to make us both unique and important.6. We believe that both student performance and teacher performance are crucial components of academic growth and that we must continue to develop both.7. We believe that we must recognize an ever-increasing student population and must continue to use our resources and facilities wisely and efficiently to meet students’ needs.8. We believe that we must continue to develop methods of instruction that maximize opportunities for learning.9. We believe that character development is a critical component in the development of responsible citizens.10. We believe that all members of the Etowah community are responsible for providing a safe environment for all students and teachers.11. We believe that instructional time is sacred and will be used to provide meaningful and engaging learning activities at all times, without exception. 27 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  31. 31. PART 3 ANALYSIS ofINSTRUCTIONAL andORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS 28 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  32. 32. PART 3: ANALYSIS OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS STAFF NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEYA. CLEAR MISSION AND GOALS 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. The SIP is based on a rigorous schoolwide needs assessment, which is supported by accompanying data on student 83% 16% 0% 0% 1% achievement and school/staff effectiveness. 2. The school mission and instructional goals included in the School Improvement Plan (SIP) are consistent with School District Major System Priorities, District Strategic Plan, Three 81% 18% 0% 0% 1% Year Technology Plan and Five Year Facility Plan. Also they are widely understood and shared by teachers, students, administrators, and parents/community. 3. The SIP addresses the core key indicators: student achievement, student attendance, student mobility, special needs/at risk 82% 17% 0% 0% 1% students, and retention, graduation and dropout rate, as they apply to the school site. 4. There is a clear understanding of the SIP and a commitment to implementation of the plan by administrators, teachers and 72% 25% 2% 0% 1% support staff. 5. Teachers utilize a variety of research-based strategies to address instructional objectives in core academic areas, as well as 78% 19% 2% 0% 1% technology and behavior. 6. There is clear evidence that the SIP reflects relevant and timely 79% 18% 2% 0% 2% data on student achievement. 7. The school exhibits capable governance and leadership at various levels, both of which promote student performance and 79% 17% 4% 0% 0% school effectiveness. 29 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  33. 33. B. HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS1. Teachers and staff demonstrate high expectations for all 72% 26% 2% 0% 0% children.2. High expectations for student learning outcomes are reflected in 85% 13% 2% 0% 0% the school’s curriculum content, scope and sequence.3. Academic learning time is maximized. 74% 24% 2% 0% 0%4. Continuity of learning is stressed. 78% 19% 3% 0% 0%5. There is evidence of student progress on both norm referenced 83% 12% 1% 0% 4% and criterion referenced tests.6. Homework is regularly assigned and checked. 61% 32% 4% 0% 3%7. Homework assignments vary in content and structure. 62% 32% 2% 0% 3%8. Effective and varied strategies are used to ensure student 77% 21% 1% 0% 1% success, encourage school completion, and avoid retention.9. Teachers track data/progress for individual students. 77% 17% 2% 0% 3%10 The school fosters a learning community. 85% 14% 1% 0% 0%C. FOCUSING ON TEACHING AND LEARNING 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. Students spend classroom time on organized, meaningful learning activities which integrate relevant technology as often 76% 20% 1% 0% 2% as possible. 2. Students are actively involved in learning throughout their time 66% 31% 1% 0% 2% in class. 3. There is a school-wide focus on mastery of basic skills. 73% 24% 2% 0% 2% 4. There is a school-wide focus on mastery of computer literacy. 60% 31% 4% 1% 5% 5. There is a school-wide focus on mastery of proficiency in higher 62% 30% 6% 0% 2% order/critical thinking skills. 6. Teachers adjust instruction and assessment to meet the needs of 68% 30% 1% 0% 2% diverse learners. 30 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  34. 34. 7. Teachers incorporate knowledge about curriculum frameworks 81% 16% 1% 0% 2% and performance standards into instructional plans. 8. Teachers constantly refine the work assignments so that they 68% 28% 1% 0% 3% become more engaging for students. 9. The school promotes active involvement of students in the learning process, including opportunities for them to explore 75% 22% 2% 0% 1% application of higher order thinking skills and investigate new approaches to applying their learning.10 The school offers a curriculum that challenges each student to excel, reflects a commitment to equity, and demonstrates an 79% 20% 0% 1% 0% appreciation of diversity.11 The school provides for articulation and alignment between and 75% 19% 2% 2% 2% among all levels of schools.12 Teachers observe each other’s classroom instruction as one way 76% 19% 2% 1% 3% to improve teaching.D. CAPABLE LEADERSHIP 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. The principal demonstrates strong administrative and 81% 16% 2% 1% 0% instructional leadership. 2. The assistant principal(s), if applicable, demonstrate(s) strong 72% 22% 4% 1% 1% administrative and instructional leadership. 3. Teachers demonstrate instructional leadership by coaching, 76% 21% 1% 0% 2% consulting, and inspiring students. 4. The principal, assistant principal(s) and teachers are actively engaged in collaborative planning related to School 83% 13% 4% 0% 0% Improvement Plan (SIP) objectives. 5. The school has implemented a long-term professional 74% 21% 3% 1% 1% development plan that directly relates to the SIP. 6. Student achievement is positively affected through the 73% 21% 3% 1% 2% professional development plan. 7. Leadership decisions are made after considering the pertinent 72% 23% 4% 0% 1% data. 8. The school promotes and reflects multiple opportunities for 75% 23% 2% 1% 0% teachers and students to lead. 9. The school provides stakeholders meaningful roles in planning and oversight that promote a culture of participation, 75% 20% 2% 1% 2% responsibility and ownership. 31 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  35. 35. E. SCHOOL COUNCIL 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. The School Council participates in collaborative decision making in the areas of goal setting, budgeting, staffing, 69% 20% 1% 1% 9% curriculum, and school organization. 2. The School Council plans for school improvement and specific programmatic focus are in line with the School Improvement 72% 18% 1% 1% 8% Plan (SIP). 3. The School Council supports, monitors and assists with the 69% 20% 2% 1% 9% implementation of the SIP. 4. The School Council recommends requests for waivers of administrative procedures and board policies that obstruct efforts 61% 24% 2% 1% 11% to improve student achievement. 5. The School Council communicates regularly with teachers, staff, 62% 27% 3% 2% 7% parents and community leaders.F. PARENT/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT WITH, SUPPORT OF AND SATISFACTION WITH EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. The school fosters collaboration with community stakeholders to 79% 17% 2% 0% 2% support student learning. 2. Parents and community members participate in school planning, including the determination of the school mission and goals, and 70% 24% 3% 0% 3% the development of comprehensive school improvement plans. 3. Parents and community members are encouraged to participate 75% 18% 3% 1% 3% in instructional and other activities of the school. 4. The school routinely communicates with and involves parents 74% 20% 2% 1% 2% from all cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. 5. School leaders work with community members to help students 72% 23% 2% 2% 2% achieve academic goals. 6. The school has active business partners to assist the school, act 81% 13% 3% 0% 3% as mentors to students, and support school initiatives. 7. Teachers work with families to help them support students’ 74% 20% 2% 0% 4% learning at home and in the community. 32 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  36. 36. G. CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS, STAFF, AND PROGRAM TO EVALUATE EFFECTS OF INSTRUCTION 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. The school has a clearly defined process to assess school-wide 85% 13% 1% 1% 0% student achievement. 2. Student achievement data is frequently monitored and used by individual (and appropriate groups of) teachers both for 85% 11% 2% 0% 2% providing feedback and for evaluating program success. 3. There is school-wide focus on improved student achievement 91% 9% 1% 0% 0% and recognition of academic success. 4. All stakeholders accept responsibility and accountability for 67% 26% 5% 1% 2% student performance. 5. All stakeholders accept responsibility and accountability for 69% 25% 3% 1% 2% methods utilized in classroom instruction. 6. All stakeholders accept responsibility and accountability for 70% 23% 4% 1% 2% classroom management. 7. The school has an effective plan to provide for remediation 77% 20% 2% 0% 1% based on student assessment. 8. Student achievement data are routinely disaggregated to improve teaching and learning and to ensure equitable treatment of all 78% 17% 2% 0% 3% subgroups of students.H. SAFE, ORDERLY, AND DISCIPLINED SCHOOL CLIMATE 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. The school environment is safe. 77% 21% 2% 0% 0% 2. There are clear and explicit guidelines for student behavior. 83% 13% 2% 1% 0% 3. The enforcement of discipline is firm, fair, and consistent. 68% 24% 8% 1% 0% 4. There is a school-wide focus on positive reinforcement of good 72% 24% 2% 2% 1% behavior. 5. All staff members share responsibility for student behavior. 67% 28% 4% 1% 0% 6. Student absenteeism rates are appropriate. 72% 26% 0% 0% 2% 7. Student suspension/expulsion rates are appropriate. 72% 23% 1% 0% 4% 8. School staff and students work cooperatively to ensure the safety 80% 18% 1% 1% 1% of all students and adults on campus. 33 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  37. 37. I. STAFF EFFECTIVENESS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. Common goals are supported and understood by all 73% 24% 2% 0% 1% stakeholders. 2. The staff uses a variety of teaching methods aimed at achieving 85% 13% 1% 0% 1% the schools goals. 3. The school staff has low absenteeism. 74% 21% 1% 1% 3% 4. The school staff is stable with little turnover. 35% 41% 14% 7% 3% 5. There is a sense of community and commitment to the school 56% 31% 9% 4% 1% among the staff. 6. Continued professional growth is evident among the staff. 66% 28% 5% 0% 1% 7. Staff demonstrates empathy and rapport in their interactions with 78% 22% 0% 0% 0% students. 8. Staff consistently demonstrates a willingness to maintain 75% 24% 1% 0% 1% communication with parents. 9. There is a process in place to identify and analyze staff 67% 20% 11% 0% 2% professional development needs.10. There is a system for selecting effective research-based 67% 21% 8% 2% 2% professional development opportunities.11 The school ensures that staff members participate in a continuous program of professional development and training, 67% 28% 6% 0% 0% which reflects a variety of learning strategies.12. There is evidence of a system of continuous evaluation of professional development on four levels:  awareness of need 62% 29% 5% 2% 2%  knowledge of possible methods of improvement  implementation of solutions  assessment impact13 The school conducts a periodic, systematic analysis of instructional and organizational effectiveness and uses the 71% 21% 5% 0% 3% results to improve student performance.14 Professional development is designed to enhance classroom assessment skills that allow teachers to regularly monitor 69% 24% 5% 2% 1% progress in improving student achievement. 34 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  38. 38. J. FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY 4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS 1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/A INDICATORS 1. School facilities and grounds are clean, safe, and attractive. 77% 18% 5% 0% 0% 2. There is effective utilization of facilities for increasing student 79% 17% 3% 0% 0% performance. 3. There is effective utilization of facilities for increasing teacher 77% 19% 3% 0% 0% performance. 4. There is effective utilization of facilities for increasing staff 76% 20% 3% 0% 2% performance. 5. There is effective utilization of technology for increasing student 72% 19% 6% 2% 2% performance. 6. There is effective utilization of technology for increasing teacher 75% 19% 5% 0% 2% performance. 7. There is effective utilization of technology for increasing staff 70% 23% 5% 0% 2% performance. 8. There is a focus on development of computer literacy for 65% 28% 6% 1% 2% students throughout the school. 9. There is a focus on development of computer literacy for staff 64% 30% 3% 1% 2% throughout the school.10. There is evidence of extensive integration of technology into the 72% 24% 2% 0% 2% curriculum.11 The school ensures that students and staff have regular and ready access to, and utilize instructional technology and a 76% 19% 4% 0% 1% comprehensive materials collection that supports the instructional program. SUMMARY OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT4 = Always Evident; 3 = Usually Evident; 2 = Somewhat Evident; CURRENT STATUS1 = Missing but Needed; N/A = Not Applicable 4 3 2 1 N/ACHARACTERISTIC A. Clear Mission and Goals 79% 19% 1% 0% 1% B. High Expectations for Student Achievement 75% 21% 2% 0% 1% C. Focus on Teaching and Learning 72% 24% 2% 0% 2% D. Capable Leadership 76% 20% 3% 1% 1% E. School Advisory Council (SAC) 67% 22% 2% 1% 9% F. Parent/Community Involvement with, Support of, and 75% 19% 2% 0 3% Satisfaction with Educational Program G. Continuous Assessment of Students, Staff, and Program to 78% 18% 3% 0% 1% 35 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  39. 39. Evaluate Effects of InstructionH. Safe, Orderly, and Disciplined School Climate 74% 22% 2% 1% 1%I. Staff Effectiveness and Professional Development 68% 25% 5% 1% 1%J. Facilities and Technology 73% 21% 4% 0% 1% PART 3: ANALYSIS OF INSTRUCTIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS List Areas of Strength: 1. 98% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 in Clear Mission and Goals. 2. 96% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 in Capable Leadership. 3. 94% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 Facilities and Technology. 4. 96% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 Focus on Teaching and Learning. 5. 96% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 in Continuous Assessment of Students, Staff and Program to Evaluate Effects of Instruction. 6. 94% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 in Parent/Community Involvement with, Support of, and Satisfaction with Educational Program 7. 96% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 in High Expectations for Student Achievement. 8. 96% of respondents rate either a 3 or a 4 in Safe, Orderly, and Disciplined School Climate. 9. 93% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 in Staff Effectiveness and Professional Development. Area(s) in Need of Improvement (Addressed in Parts 4 and 5 of the SIP). 1. 89% of respondents rated either a 3 or a 4 in School Advisory Council (SAC). 9% of the respondents rated N/A in School Advisory Council (SAC). 36 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  40. 40. Part 4 DESIRED RESULTS forSTUDENT LEARNING(Measurable Objectives) 37 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan
  41. 41. PART 4: SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GOALS/OBJECTIVESGOAL/OBJECTIVE 1 – MAJOR SYSTEM PRIORITES 1 AND 5The English Department objectives for the 2012-13 school year are:1.1 Increase the percentage of students who exceed the standard on the Ninth Grade EOCT to 56%1.2 Increase the percentage of students who exceed the standard on the American Literature EOCT to 58%.1.3 Increase the percentage of students with disabilities who meet or exceed the standard on the Ninth Grade Literature EOCT to 69%.1.4 Increase the percentage of students with disabilities who meet or exceed the standard on the American Literature EOCT to 78%1.5 Increase the percentage of students who exceed the standards on the Writing GHSGT to 12%1.6 The percentage of students who score a “3” or higher on the Advanced Placement Literature Assessment will be greater than 91%1.7 The percentage of the students who score “3” or higher on the Advanced Placement Language Assessment will be greater than 92%1.8 Increase the number of students in an Advanced Placement Literature Courses by 2%.GOAL/OBJECTIVE 2 – MAJOR SYSTEM PRIORITES 1 AND 5The Mathematics Department objectives for the 2012 -13 school year are:2.1 Establish a baseline data point at 85% of students who meet or exceed the standard on the CCGPS Coordinate Algebra EOCT.2.2 Maintain the percentage of students who meet or exceed the standard on the GPS Geometry EOCT at 93%.2.3 Establish a baseline of 50% of students with disabilities who meet/exceed the standard on the CCGPS Coordinate Algebra EOCT.2.4 Increase the percentage of students with disabilities who meet or exceed the standard on the CGPS Geometry EOC to 66%. .2.5 The percentage of students scoring “3” or above on the Advanced Placement Calculus Exam will be greater than 80%.2.6 The percentage of students scoring “3” or above on the Advanced Placement Statistics Exam will be greater than 80%. 38 Etowah High School 2012-13 School Improvement Plan

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