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Save Our School

  1. 1. The Bronx: Education Interrupted The Closing of SCRL
  2. 2. The Numbers <ul><li>2007-2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Grade: B (43.5) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Review: Proficient </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability Status: </li></ul><ul><li>Federal: In Good Standing </li></ul><ul><li>State: In Good Standing </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Accountability: In Good Standing </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance Rate: 80.0% </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Rate: 47.3% </li></ul><ul><li>2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Grade: C (44.1) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Review: Not required </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability Status: </li></ul><ul><li>Federal: In Good Standing </li></ul><ul><li>State: In Good Standing </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiated Accountability: Improvement Needed (Comprehensive, Year 1) </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance Rate: 77.7% </li></ul><ul><li>Graduation Rate: 43.9% </li></ul>Is that enough…
  3. 3. Who is SCRL?
  4. 4. Who is SCRL?
  5. 5. Who is SCRL?
  6. 6. Who is SCRL?
  7. 7. Who is SCRL?
  8. 8. Who is SCRL?
  9. 9. Peer Index
  10. 10. Peer Index <ul><li>Math and ELA levels prior to High School </li></ul>
  11. 11. Peer Index <ul><li>Math and ELA levels prior to High School </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of special education students </li></ul>
  12. 12. Peer Index <ul><li>Math and ELA levels prior to High School </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of special education students </li></ul><ul><li>Percentage of overage students </li></ul>
  13. 13. Peer Index <ul><li>“ A lower peer index indicates a higher need population” – (DoE, School Report Card) </li></ul><ul><li>Stuyvesant: 4.05 </li></ul><ul><li>Bronx Science: 3.92 </li></ul><ul><li>Lehman High School: 2.18 </li></ul><ul><li>Millenium: 2.18 </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway: 2.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Neruda:1.95 </li></ul><ul><li>Bronx Guild: 1.95 </li></ul><ul><li>SCRL: 1.86 </li></ul><ul><li>Truman High School: 1.81 </li></ul>
  14. 14. Peer Index, 2009 <ul><li>“ A lower peer index indicates a higher need population” – (DoE, School Report Card) </li></ul><ul><li>Stuyvesant: 4.05 </li></ul><ul><li>Bronx Science: 3.92 </li></ul><ul><li>Lehman High School: 2.18 </li></ul><ul><li>Millenium: 2.18 </li></ul><ul><li>Gateway: 2.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Pablo Neruda:1.95 </li></ul><ul><li>Bronx Guild: 1.95 </li></ul><ul><li>SCRL: 1.86 </li></ul><ul><li>Truman High School: 1.81 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Who is SCRL? <ul><li>SCRL Statistics: </li></ul><ul><li>380 Students </li></ul><ul><li>Spec Ed: 25.52 % </li></ul><ul><li>ELL: 15.71 % </li></ul><ul><li>School Lunch: Universal School (85+%) </li></ul>
  16. 16. NYC has 483 high schools SCRL is the 17 th Highest Need School in New York City
  17. 17. Accountability <ul><li>1. F on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>2. D on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>3. Below proficient on Quality Review </li></ul><ul><li>4. C for three consecutive years </li></ul><ul><li>5. According to chancellor, school must “lack necessary proficiency to improve student performance.” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Accountability <ul><li>1. F on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>2. D on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>3. Below proficient on Quality Review </li></ul><ul><li>4. C for three consecutive years </li></ul><ul><li>5. According to chancellor, school must “lack necessary proficiency to improve student performance.” </li></ul>
  19. 19. Accountability <ul><li>1. F on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>2. D on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>3. Below proficient on Quality Review </li></ul><ul><li>4. C for three consecutive years </li></ul><ul><li>5. According to chancellor, school must “lack necessary proficiency to improve student performance.” </li></ul>
  20. 20. Accountability <ul><li>1. F on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>2. D on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>3. Below proficient on Quality Review </li></ul><ul><li>4. C for three consecutive years </li></ul><ul><li>5. According to chancellor, school must “lack necessary proficiency to improve student performance.” </li></ul>
  21. 21. Accountability <ul><li>1. F on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>2. D on progress report </li></ul><ul><li>3. Below proficient on Quality Review </li></ul><ul><li>4. C for three consecutive years </li></ul><ul><li>5. According to chancellor, school must “lack necessary proficiency to improve student performance.” </li></ul>What does that mean…?
  22. 22. DoE: SCRL Lacks Necessary Proficiency <ul><li>D on student progress </li></ul><ul><li>D on student performance </li></ul><ul><li>43.9% 2008-2009 Graduation rate </li></ul><ul><li>DoE’s Internal assessment and consultation with “internal stakeholders” </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>School Closing Announced: </li></ul><ul><li>December 3, 2009 </li></ul>Did we get a chance?
  24. 24. DoE: School Closing Announced 12/3/2009 <ul><li>D on student progress </li></ul><ul><li>D on student performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress reports released: 11/10/09 (22 days earlier) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>43.9% 2008-2009 Graduation rate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on August 2009 (3 months earlier) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>DoE’s Internal assessment and consultation with “internal stakeholders” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First school visit: May 2009 (8 months earlier) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does that mean? Just a hunch they had??? </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>HOW DOES THIS COMMUNITY RESPOND?? </li></ul>
  26. 26. D on Student Performance:
  27. 27. D on Student Performance: <ul><li>Targeted Summer School </li></ul>
  28. 28. D on Student Performance: <ul><li>Targeted Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Interventions (Jan. Regents) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before & after school tutoring </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. D on Student Performance: <ul><li>Targeted Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Interventions (Jan. Regents) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before & after school tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After school credit recovery </li></ul>
  30. 30. D on Student Performance: <ul><li>Targeted Summer School </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Interventions (Jan. Regents) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Before & after school tutoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After school credit recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Scantron testing </li></ul>
  31. 31. D on Student Progress:
  32. 32. D on Student Progress: <ul><li>College planning through Good Shepherd & TRIO </li></ul>
  33. 33. D on Student Progress: <ul><li>College planning through Good Shepherd & TRIO </li></ul><ul><li>7 Classroom College visits </li></ul>
  34. 34. D on Student Progress: <ul><li>College planning through Good Shepherd & TRIO </li></ul><ul><li>7 Classroom College visits </li></ul><ul><li>Adventa online credit recovery </li></ul>
  35. 35. D on Student Progress: <ul><li>College planning through Good Shepherd & TRIO </li></ul><ul><li>7 Classroom College visits </li></ul><ul><li>Adventa online credit recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary inquiry teams by grade teams </li></ul>
  36. 36. D on Student Progress: <ul><li>College planning through Good Shepherd & TRIO </li></ul><ul><li>7 Classroom College visits </li></ul><ul><li>Adventa online credit recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Interdisciplinary inquiry teams by grade teams </li></ul><ul><li>Growth in AP Programs </li></ul>
  37. 37. Future plans for improvement <ul><li>Areas to improve: </li></ul><ul><li>Programming </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Regents </li></ul>Proposals…
  38. 38. Programming <ul><li>Teacher Input: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Math and English teacher trained to be programmers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More electives </li></ul><ul><li>Fill each student’s schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Restructured History & ELA academic track </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers programmed in June </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer planning </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Attendance <ul><li>Every period teachers make personal calls </li></ul><ul><li>Reward based incentive program </li></ul><ul><li>What will reel kids in? </li></ul>
  40. 40. Regents/Graduation Rate <ul><li>Test earlier </li></ul><ul><li>Keep testing until students get a 75 </li></ul><ul><li>More structured curriculum created by our teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Mandatory Regents Skills classes prior to exams </li></ul><ul><li>Prerequisites </li></ul>
  41. 41. Campus Graduation
  42. 42. Campus Graduation
  43. 43. Campus Graduation
  44. 44. Campus Graduation
  45. 45. Campus Graduation
  46. 46. Campus Graduation
  47. 47. <ul><li>Drops in graduation rates over the past 2 years: </li></ul><ul><li>School A: 21.9 % drop </li></ul><ul><li>School B: 1.3 % increase </li></ul><ul><li>School C: 20.1 % drop </li></ul><ul><li>School D: 29.9 % drop </li></ul><ul><li>SCRL: 6.4 % drop </li></ul>
  48. 48. Where’s the Support? <ul><li>SCRL is only given 22 days to change their progress report grade? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the DOE’s influence on a building that has seen it’s graduation rate fall for every school? </li></ul>
  49. 50. Community Ramifications <ul><li>All the DOE says is: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Approximately 385 high school seats will be eliminated by the phase out of SCRL. However, these seats will be recovered through the phase in of 08X432 in X450 and other new high schools throughout the city.” </li></ul><ul><li>That’s it?!?! </li></ul><ul><li>That’s all a school means to a community? </li></ul>
  50. 51. <ul><li>What does SCRL do for the community? </li></ul>Community Fair Health Fair Blood Drives Founded Intramural Basketball & Softball Leagues Community Service Projects Habitat for Humanity spring break trip Work Study Cross-Age Tutoring College & Career Fair BronxNet Connection Toys for Tots Food Drive Penny Harvest
  51. 52. <ul><li>DOE has not provided a case for closing our school. </li></ul><ul><li>We know where we struggle and we are here ready to work for change. </li></ul><ul><li>We are community with a lot of needs. We need your help. </li></ul>
  52. 53. <ul><li>“ I believe SCRL is worth fighting for because the teachers themselves have shown that WE are worth fighting for.” – SCRL alumni </li></ul>
  53. 54. Next Important Meeting <ul><li>Public Hearing </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday, January 5 </li></ul><ul><li>6:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>This auditorium </li></ul><ul><li>We need to fill this place </li></ul>
  54. 55. <ul><li>We will need students to speak on January 5!! We need your voices heard! If you are interested, see Mr. Diorio today!!!! </li></ul>
  55. 56. <ul><li>Hope to see you all out there between 3:30 and 4:30 being loud and making some noise!!!!!!!!! </li></ul>

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