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  • 1. Northridge Middle School September 20, 2012 Report to the Public
  • 2. Personnel• 56 Certified Teachers• 20 Classified Personnel• 1 Student Resource Officer (SRO)
  • 3. Demographics755 Students• 83% Caucasian• 7% Hispanic• 3% African-American• 3% Asian• 3% Native Americans 52% Free and Reduced Lunch Population
  • 4. 5TH Grade Benchmark100%90% 88%80% 78%70% 60%60%50% 40%40%30% 22%20% 12%10% 0% MATH Basic or Proficient or LITERACY Basic or Proficient or SCIENCE Basic or Proficient or Below Advanced Below Advanced Below Advanced
  • 5. 6th Grade Benchmark100%90% 88%80% 78%70%60%50%40%30% 22%20% 12%10% 0% MATH Basic or Below Proficient or LITERACY Basic or Below Proficient or Advanced Advanced
  • 6. 7th Grade Benchmark90% 84%80% 72%70% 66%60%50%40% 34%30% 24%20% 16%10%0% MATH Basic or Proficient or LITERACY Basic or Proficient or SCIENCE Basic or Proficient or Below Advanced Below Advanced Below Advanced
  • 7. 8th Grade Benchmark90% 81%80%70% 65%60%50%40% 35%30% 19%20%10%0% MATH Basic or Below Proficient or LITERACY Basic or Below Proficient or Advanced Advanced
  • 8. CurriculumAll academic course curriculums are rigorousbut differentiated to meet the needs of alllearners. Students will have additionalopportunities throughout the year toparticipate in Pre-AP projects that push themto their potential.
  • 9. Curriculum• Social Studies Students develop knowledge about the geography, cultures, and history of the world around them by analyzing information from a variety of sources—including primary sources. In addition, students determine facts vs. opinions and increase critical thinking skills.
  • 10. Curriculum• Science The inquiry-based science curriculum helps students build content knowledge by learning to question, explore, and experiment.
  • 11. Curriculum• Mathematics The Connected Mathematics Project is a math curriculum that focuses on real-life applications and problem solving. The lessons provide challenging, thought-provoking, questions that extend mathematical thinking.
  • 12. CurriculumReader’s/Writer’s Workshop• Increases student engagement• Allows for small group and individual instruction• Meets each student at their developmental level• Teacher models and gradually releases responsibility to students
  • 13. Curriculum• Flex Time Some students have a flex period during which they work on enrichment activities or receive extra help on assignments. Teachers on each team determine how that time is spent to benefit individual student needs.
  • 14. Extra Curricular Opportunities• In addition to the core academic courses, band, choir, football, basketball, volle yball, physical education, art, health, keyboarding, and CT/CO (Computer Technology/Career Orientation), are all offered to help students explore their talents and maintain physical fitness.
  • 15. Special Programs Band Spelling Bee Athletics: Football, Honor ChoirBasketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track Quiz Bowl Student Council Backpack Program History Day Honor Society Perfect Attendance
  • 16. Technology• A twelve station internet capable mobile lab• 2- 30 station labs• Email access, internet• Document cameras, projectors, Smart Boards, class set of calculators
  • 17. Maintenance/Building Enhancements• Painting – classrooms, hallways• Gym floor refurbished and painted with logo• Carpets cleaned• Book room organized with new shelves• Tables added to all math and literacy classrooms• Lockers added to the gym dressing area• Weight room added (in gym)• Football locker room added• Practice field created (west side of building)• Larger tables in cafeteria
  • 18. Goals• Increase student proficiency in writing (multiple choice on Benchmark)• Increase student proficiency in Science• Continue to move toward full implementation of Reader’s/Writer’s Workshop• Fill the trophy case
  • 19. Go Pointers