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Takoma Park Middle School
Why we chose TPMS… <ul><li>Extremely positive experience as a teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Great reputation </li></ul><ul><l...
Takoma Park Economic Statistics http://factfinder.census.gov   Takoma Park Maryland U.S. Median household income $48,490 $...
Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>Revenues are up  </li></ul><ul><li>$4.2 million from 2009 FY09.  </li></ul><ul><li>An incr...
Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>53.6% of the general fund comes from property taxes. </li></ul><ul><li>Day to day operatio...
Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>Expenditures are up 3. 6 million from FY09. </li></ul><ul><li>3.1 % increase in employee c...
Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>Majority of expenditures are going to the police.  </li></ul><ul><li>The second highest pe...
Economic Plans for Growth <ul><li>To avoid excessive borrowing debate has occurring over dipping into the reserve funds.  ...
Social Characteristics <ul><li>Liberal, diverse (economic, racial, ethic, religious, sexual orientation) </li></ul><ul><li...
Local Religions and Organizations <ul><li>Seventh Day Adventist  </li></ul><ul><li>Seekers Church  </li></ul><ul><li>  Mar...
Colleges and Community Events <ul><li>Columbia Union College  </li></ul><ul><li>  Montgomery County Community College </li...
Political factors <ul><li>City Council functions and vision </li></ul>
Politcal Party affiliations of residents
Educatational Conditions <ul><li>Educational background of residents </li></ul><ul><li>  Takoma Park Cluster Schools </li>...
Educational Conditions www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org
Educational Conditions http://factfinder.census.gov Takoma Park Maryland United States High School Graduates 85.1 % 83.8 %...
Overview of Takoma Park MS <ul><li>Science/Math/Computer Science Magnet School since 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>  ESOL METS pr...
 
 
 
Staff Responsibilities and Efforts <ul><li>Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative/ Counselin...
Student Life <ul><li>Demographic of Student Body </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum (Follows MCPS curriculum) </li></ul><ul><li>...
Analysis: Connections between Community and School <ul><li>  Volunteer/ Fundraiser Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Green s...
Changing Community <ul><li>Immigration trends in the 70s-90s resulted in a more ethnically diverse community though gentri...
Changing Community and Leadership <ul><li>Consistent positive leadership has provided optimum results within this changing...
Changing Community and Outreach <ul><li>Students, teachers, and parents feel that they have a stake in the school which is...
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  1. 1. Takoma Park Middle School
  2. 2. Why we chose TPMS… <ul><li>Extremely positive experience as a teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Great reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse community </li></ul>
  3. 3. Takoma Park Economic Statistics http://factfinder.census.gov Takoma Park Maryland U.S. Median household income $48,490 $57,019 $41, 994 Median home price $189,200 $146,000 $119,600 % of people living in poverty 9.2% 8.5% 12.4% Unemployment 24.9% 4.7% 5.8%
  4. 4. Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>Revenues are up </li></ul><ul><li>$4.2 million from 2009 FY09. </li></ul><ul><li>An increase in the value of homes and commercial properties has led to more tax collected on them. </li></ul><ul><li>Housing prices are higher than last year. </li></ul><ul><li>The tax rate will remain at 60.5 cents per $100 of assessed value. </li></ul>www.takomaparkmd.gov
  5. 5. Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>53.6% of the general fund comes from property taxes. </li></ul><ul><li>Day to day operational activities such as police protection, snow removal, and general administration. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>Expenditures are up 3. 6 million from FY09. </li></ul><ul><li>3.1 % increase in employee compensation </li></ul><ul><li>11 percent increase in the cost of employee health insurance. </li></ul><ul><li>Increased expenditures to the police employees’ retirement plan as it carries a high rate of disability awards. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Takoma Park City Budget <ul><li>Majority of expenditures are going to the police. </li></ul><ul><li>The second highest percentage of funding is going to construction, maintenance and repair of storm drains, inlets, channels, and ditches. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Economic Plans for Growth <ul><li>To avoid excessive borrowing debate has occurring over dipping into the reserve funds. </li></ul><ul><li>No additional staff positions have been accepted or proposed. </li></ul><ul><li>Will lobby to receive stimulus money for bridge repair. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced state highway user revenues by $57,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Want to try and reduce the increase in employee health insurance. </li></ul>Revenue = 26.9 million Expenditures = 28.3 million Deficit = 1.4 million
  9. 9. Social Characteristics <ul><li>Liberal, diverse (economic, racial, ethic, religious, sexual orientation) </li></ul><ul><li>  'Tree-City USA' </li></ul><ul><li>  Takoma Park Co-op </li></ul><ul><li>Takoma Records </li></ul>
  10. 10. Local Religions and Organizations <ul><li>Seventh Day Adventist  </li></ul><ul><li>Seekers Church  </li></ul><ul><li>  Mar Thoma Church  </li></ul><ul><li>Universalists </li></ul><ul><li>Takoma Park Theatre Conservancy </li></ul><ul><li>Main Street Takoma </li></ul><ul><li>Takoma Park Recreation Center </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  11. 11. Colleges and Community Events <ul><li>Columbia Union College  </li></ul><ul><li>  Montgomery County Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Sunday farmer's market  </li></ul><ul><li>  Takoma Park Folk Festival, Takoma Jazz Fest, Takoma Park Street Festival, Takoma Park Fourth of July Parade </li></ul>
  12. 12. Political factors <ul><li>City Council functions and vision </li></ul>
  13. 13. Politcal Party affiliations of residents
  14. 14. Educatational Conditions <ul><li>Educational background of residents </li></ul><ul><li>  Takoma Park Cluster Schools </li></ul><ul><li>  High Schools (Choice: IB programs at Blair/Richard Montgomery, Academy Programs, CAP Program at Blair, Tech schools) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Educational Conditions www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org
  16. 16. Educational Conditions http://factfinder.census.gov Takoma Park Maryland United States High School Graduates 85.1 % 83.8 % 80.4 % Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.6 % 31.4 % 24.4 %
  17. 17. Overview of Takoma Park MS <ul><li>Science/Math/Computer Science Magnet School since 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>  ESOL METS program </li></ul><ul><li>Was grades 7-9 until 1983, 7 and 8, and 1996 became 6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities- Renovated 2002 </li></ul>
  18. 21. Staff Responsibilities and Efforts <ul><li>Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Departments </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative/ Counseling </li></ul><ul><li>All staff efforts </li></ul><ul><li>          </li></ul>
  19. 22. Student Life <ul><li>Demographic of Student Body </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum (Follows MCPS curriculum) </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment/ Student Achievement </li></ul><ul><li>MSA results/MAP-R results </li></ul><ul><li>Extra-curricular Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Student perspective  </li></ul>
  20. 23. Analysis: Connections between Community and School <ul><li>  Volunteer/ Fundraiser Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Green school </li></ul><ul><li>  Community Events at the school </li></ul><ul><li>Social Services </li></ul><ul><li>Parental connection </li></ul>
  21. 24. Changing Community <ul><li>Immigration trends in the 70s-90s resulted in a more ethnically diverse community though gentrification has priced some immigrants out more recently (rezoning laws) </li></ul><ul><li>Magnet status improved school reputation and attracted more funding since 1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Redistricting of Takoma Park in 1997 to include former PG Takoma Park. </li></ul>
  22. 25. Changing Community and Leadership <ul><li>Consistent positive leadership has provided optimum results within this changing environment. “Leadership has determined the culture of the school.” S. Levine </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers interview and are a part of the hiring process which engenders a sense of responsibility and accountability. </li></ul>
  23. 26. Changing Community and Outreach <ul><li>Students, teachers, and parents feel that they have a stake in the school which is reflective of the activisim in the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Activism is local as well as global which is seen in the school through their outreach activities (Hats for Haiti, Turkey Trot, Breast Cancer Awareness Run) </li></ul><ul><li>Principal very receptive to the outside community to initiate new opportunities for school and community which is again reflective of strong, open leadership. </li></ul>
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