Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Takoma Park Ppt Presentation


Published on

Published in: Devices & Hardware
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Takoma Park Ppt Presentation

  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 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>
  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
  16. 16. Educational Conditions 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>