What are K-8th Grade Schools A combination between elementary school and middle school. Brings all grades from kindergarten to eighth grade into one building. Will not need elementary, upper elementary, or junior high schools.
Why are they Important? Middle schools are struggling. Test scores have decreased. Absences and suspension rates have increased. Parents start to disapprove at the middle school level. It saves money. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicago2016/3277193678/
Nice Atomsphere Students feel comfortable. Teachers get to know the students. Stay at the same school for nine years instead of five years. Teachers can collaborate and talk about up coming students that past teachers have had.
Saves Money Have one building. Not two or three other schools. Less expensive to operate. http://www.flickr.com/photos/yomanimus/102798907/
Role Models 12-13 year olds should have their own building. Act immature for their age. People realize they should be in the same building as younger students. Sit example to younger kids. Become role models. Younger kids will want to act a certain way.
Impacted on High Schools Kids are better prepared. Students have shown higher test scores. Teacher were more involved in students lives. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cayce/100044359/
Showing Up For Class Studies show students show up for class more. Less violent atmosphere. Students will stay in community. Will stop students leaving the school district.
Future Impact More K-8th grade schools. It creates neighborhood schools. School districts will have more money. More students will stay in local schools. http://www.flickr.com/photos/conspirator/31355171/
Students Better educated. Better participation in classroom and extracurricular activities. Healthier adolescents. Less violent schools.
Conclusion K-8th grade schools will benefit teachers and students. It will save money. Parental involvement will increase. More students will attend local schools. A better learning environment. Help the students grow into successful adults.