1Great Schools: 2011 & Beyond   GBC Leadership Alumni Presentation           January 18, 2011               ANDRÉS A. ALON...
Streamlining the Central Office                                                   2                                       ...
Empowering School Communities:      Central Office Structure in Year 1                                   3                ...
Transformation: In year 2, City Schools redesigned the remaining  central office support staff to create a “network” struc...
Enrollment Trends                                                                  SY ‘95 to SY ‘10                       ...
Student Achievement Since 2004                                          6 School Readiness has more than doubled since 20...
Graduation & Dropout Rates                                                    780          Unduplicated Grad Rate         ...
Good News from 2009-10                        8Graduation rate                 Drop out rate    is 66%                    ...
African American Males Lead Decrease in             Dropout Rate                         9                                ...
High School Choice                                                10Continued high school choice for all 8th graders. The ...
Launched Middle Grade Choice                                                11                   35% of 5th graders chose ...
Student Population                    in Operator-led Schools                                          12                 ...
School Leadership Profile                          13School Year                        Principals                        ...
Changing Teacher Population                                   14 School Year*                                       Teache...
City Schools’ New Teacher Contract                                15 What the new BTU                 Allows for shared   ...
16       BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS            ANDRÉS A. ALONSO, CEO         BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS             ...
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Dr Alonso - Where Baltimore City Schools Are Today

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Dr. Andres Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools
“Update on the Status of Baltimore City Schools”
Presentation to The Leadership
January 18, 2011

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Dr Alonso - Where Baltimore City Schools Are Today

  1. 1. 1Great Schools: 2011 & Beyond GBC Leadership Alumni Presentation January 18, 2011 ANDRÉS A. ALONSO, CEO BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 200 E. NORTH AVENUE BALTIMORE, MD 21202 BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  2. 2. Streamlining the Central Office 2 FY 2011 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 9921,487 FTEs 1,186 FTEs 1,007 FTEs FTEs 34% Reduction in central office* FTEs since FY08 * The following positions are backed out of the central office roll-up above: - Certain school-based operations employees - School police BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  3. 3. Empowering School Communities: Central Office Structure in Year 1 3 Transformation Restructuring City Schools redesigned the City Schools remaining central Decentralization insisted that office support each staff to create a City Schools department “network” shifted realign itself structure thatConsolidation ~$140M to along new would provide school service- support to budgets oriented schools City Schools goals and cut $40M and principles 300 FTEs from the central office BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  4. 4. Transformation: In year 2, City Schools redesigned the remaining central office support staff to create a “network” structure to provide more direct support to schools SchoolMoving from a School Schoolcompliance-focusedorganization … HR Budget Finance School Fragmented, often School PD Attend. Ac. Sc. Sch. Achieve. Office reactive support, Ele. Sch. far away from the Office Title I Etc… work of schools School School School School …to a performance- driven organization that supports school-based Network Network Etc. #1 #2 decision-making: Network Team Members Problem-solving, focused • Network Leader teams closer to schools; • Instructional Support flexible design to meet the 10-15 10-15 • Finance & Ops Schools Schools • Special Pops individual needs of schools • Human Resources* BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 4
  5. 5. Enrollment Trends SY ‘95 to SY ‘10 5 120,000 113,428 109,980 108,759 110,000 107,416 106,540 103,000 98,226 100,000 95,475 94,031 91,738 88,401 90,000 85,468 82,381 81,284 82,266 82,866 80,000 70,000Number of Students 60,000 50,000 40,000 30,000 20,000 10,000 0 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Note: 2008 includes the return of three Edison Schools BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  6. 6. Student Achievement Since 2004 6 School Readiness has more than doubled since 2004  Increase of more than 137 percent Grades 1 and 2 achieved significant gains on Stanford 10 since 2004 Reading Math Grade 1 +44.7 percent +52.2 percent Grade 2 +41.6 percent +52.5 percent Grades 3 to 8 made significant progress on Maryland School Assessments since 2004 Reading Math +48.3 percent +97.9 percent More than tripled the number of students passing High School Assessments since 2005 More than doubled the number of students enrolled in Advance Placement classes since 2004 6 BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  7. 7. Graduation & Dropout Rates 780 Unduplicated Grad Rate Graduation Rate Dropout Rate 70.070 66.660 65.9 62.7 62.7 58.7 58.5 59.0 60.6 60.150 54.2 54.3 49.5 50.640 46.2 46.0 42.63020 13.8 13.5 11.7 10.3 10.2 10.9 10.4 11.3 10.3 10.5 11.7 9.410 7.9 6.2 4.10 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  8. 8. Good News from 2009-10 8Graduation rate Drop out rate is 66% is 4.1% three three year year increase decrease of 10% of 56% BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  9. 9. African American Males Lead Decrease in Dropout Rate 9 All African Students- American City Males-City Schools Schools 56% Decrease 59% Decrease BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  10. 10. High School Choice 10Continued high school choice for all 8th graders. The % of students making a choice expanded over the last four years. Applications % Students For School Year Received Making a Choice 2006-2007 6,013 88.3% 2007-2008 5,666 90.7% 2008-2009 5,921 91.2% 2009-2010 5,433 96.8% 2010-2011 5,116 97.8% NOTE: The percent participation increases even though the applications decrease because the number of 8th graders this year dropped by about 400 district-wide (primarily due to birth rate). BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  11. 11. Launched Middle Grade Choice 11 35% of 5th graders chose a school for 6th grade. Est. # of schoolsStudent Group Priority and students*All 5th-grade students currently attending 36 schoolsK-5 elementary schools that are feeder 1schools for traditional middle schools** 2,028 5th gradersAll 5th-grade students who currently attend 16 schoolsK-5 elementary schools that are feeder 2schools for elementary/middle schools 688 5th gradersAll 5th-grade students who currently attendPreK-8 and K-8 schools; and all 5th-grade 70 schools 2students who currently attend charter 3,130 5th gradersschools and Transformation Schools****5th grade enrollment as of February 18, 2010**Also includes two non-zoned charter schools***Includes KIPP with grades 5-8. BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  12. 12. Student Population in Operator-led Schools 12 SY08 SY09 SY10 SY11Traditional Schools 71,905 70,412 69,095 65,970Charter Schools 5,520 7,403 8,361 9,281Innovation High Schools 1,651 1,393 1,231 838Transformation Schools 0 800 2,838 5,362Turnaround Schools (with operators)* 0 0 0 1,833Other (Contract, “New Schools”) 2,208 2,258 1,341 1,471 SY08 SY09 SY10 SY11Percentage of District Enrollment in 88.5 85.6 83.4 77.8Traditional SchoolsPercentage of District Enrollment in 11.5 14.4 16.6 22.2Operator-led Schools* Does not include one Turnaround School that is also a Transformation School BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  13. 13. School Leadership Profile 13School Year Principals HiredSY04-05 11SY05-06 41SY06-07 18SY07-08 17SY08-09 39SY09-10 41SY10-11 (until Dec. 31) 45Total 212 BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  14. 14. Changing Teacher Population 14 School Year* Teachers Replaced SY04-05 635 SY05-06 682 SY06-07 833 SY07-08 926 SY08-09 726 SY09-10 657 SY10-11 (until Dec. 31) 104 Total 4563* For teacher population, school year is defined as Sept 1 to Aug 31.Replacements listed include both voluntary and involuntary separations BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  15. 15. City Schools’ New Teacher Contract 15 What the new BTU Allows for shared input on the contract measures for teacher quality anddoes for City effectiveness Schools Provides rewards and incentives Creates of culture needed to attract of collaboration and retain the and shared best teachers for leadership our students BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
  16. 16. 16 BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ANDRÉS A. ALONSO, CEO BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (410)396-8803 aalonso@bcps.k12.md.us BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS 16
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