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School Case Study


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A group project designed to survey demographics of a local public high school.

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School Case Study

  2. 2. The Albert Einstein High School Service Area
  3. 3. Hispanic Population of Montgomery County, Maryland Hispanic Population at Albert Einstein High School 11.5 % 100,604 873,341 in 2000 12.4 % 112,974 909,411 in 2003 Percentage Hispanic Hispanic population Total population, year 36.8 % 645 1,754 Percentage Hispanic Hispanic students, 2004-05 Students enrolled, 2004-05
  4. 4. Albert Einstein High School <ul><li>Albert Einstein High School opened in 1962. It serves students from Wheaton, Silver Spring and Kensington and is part of the MCPS down county consortium. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Student Life <ul><li>Clubs Celebrating Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>African Dance Group </li></ul><ul><li>LASU </li></ul><ul><li>Ethiopian Club </li></ul><ul><li>Asian American Club </li></ul>
  6. 6. More Student Life <ul><li>Athletic teams </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Club </li></ul><ul><li>Chess Club </li></ul><ul><li>Music groups and theater </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Unique Culture of Albert Einstein High School <ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Academy Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul>
  8. 8. Students <ul><li>For a community event, AEHS hung flags to represent the different nationalities at the school. There are over forty nationalities at AEHS. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teacher and Student Diversity
  10. 10. The Academy Programs <ul><li>The 9 th Grade Academy </li></ul><ul><li>The Academy of Finance </li></ul><ul><li>The International Baccalaureate Program </li></ul><ul><li>Visual And Performing Arts Academy and the Visual Arts Center </li></ul>
  11. 11. Challenges <ul><li>29.2% of students are FARMS </li></ul><ul><li>1/3 of the students are non-native English speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>Both of these are “at –risk” factors according to Hodgkinson. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Pass Rates of Hispanic Students and All Students at Einstein HS, 2004 55.7 % 71.6 % Government 41.4 % 58.0 % English 50.0 % 66.0 % Biology 33.5 % 38.4 % Algebra Hispanic Students All Einstein Students High School Assessment
  13. 14. Taste of Einstein Pictures
  14. 15. Taste of Einstein Pictures (cont'd)
  15. 16. <ul><li>School culture is ever changing because of down-county consortium </li></ul><ul><li>The school is the center of the community, not only for the educational opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>it offers the students and adults, but also because it acts as a community center and </li></ul><ul><li>outreach center for community groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Gang violence is a major concern for educators and community members </li></ul><ul><li>- Gangs recruit at school </li></ul><ul><li>- Prevention and intervention groups (police, community groups) </li></ul><ul><li>recruit at school </li></ul>ANALYSIS
  16. 17. Students Community Community Groups Gangs
  17. 18. CONCLUSIONS <ul><li>The school is a reflection of the community as well as the center of the community. </li></ul><ul><li>Because the role of the school is such a big one in the community, </li></ul><ul><li>it gives teachers and administrators great power. </li></ul><ul><li>Staff at Einstein has the ability to plan activities and use the facilities knowing </li></ul><ul><li>that the community will be actively involved. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a teacher-centered model that all schools should follow. </li></ul>