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Saunders Trades andSaunders Trades and
Technical High SchoolTechnical High School
183 Palmer Road183 Palmer Road
Yonkers, ...
Our SchoolOur School
Saunders Trades and Technical High School, whichSaunders Trades and Technical High School, which
is o...
A Commitment toA Commitment to
ExcellenceExcellence
Mission StatementMission Statement
Saunders High School is a dedicated...
AccreditationsAccreditations
 Model SchoolModel School
 US News and World ReportUS News and World Report 2008 – 2015 Ame...
OVER 100 Years ofOVER 100 Years of
Educational ExcellenceEducational Excellence
Saunders’ ValuesSaunders’ Values
 PridePride
 Commitment to ExcellenceCommitment to Excellence
 Failure is Not an Optio...
SaundersSaunders
T.R.A.D.E.S.T.R.A.D.E.S.
 TTraditionradition
 RRigor, Relevance and Relationshipsigor, Relevance and Re...
Total Enrollment – 1,178Total Enrollment – 1,178
– Non-MinorityNon-Minority 26.53%26.53%
– HispanicHispanic 49.07%49.07%
–...
The Superintendent’sThe Superintendent’s
Four Non-Negotiable GoalsFour Non-Negotiable Goals
1)1) Student achievement – acr...
A School of ChoiceA School of Choice
 Entrance Requirements –Entrance Requirements –
– Occupational and Vocational Magnet...
Academic RigorAcademic Rigor
 Advanced Placement classes are available to all studentsAdvanced Placement classes are avai...
ArticulationsArticulations
 Articulation agreements with localArticulation agreements with local
colleges enable our stud...
Higher education forHigher education for
everyoneeveryone
 Students in some of our programs will haveStudents in some of ...
Graduation StatisticsGraduation Statistics
Class 2009Class 2009
 Class Size 311Class Size 311
 Scholarship AwardsScholar...
GraduationGraduation
RequirementsRequirements
• Credits - Saunders requires 27-33 credits
• Students must meet while other...
How Does it Start?How Does it Start?
 Last year 800 ninth grade studentsLast year 800 ninth grade students
balloted for 3...
Grade 9Grade 9
 Student will take:Student will take:
– The required academic core subjects including aThe required academ...
Grades 10 – 12Grades 10 – 12
 A nine period dayA nine period day
 Regular core of academicsRegular core of academics
 T...
MagnetsMagnets
 TechnicalTechnical
– ArchitectureArchitecture
– Construction Facilities ManagementConstruction Facilities...
End of the Year ProjectsEnd of the Year Projects
 At the end of each year students areAt the end of each year students ar...
THEN
THE PROJECTS
AND
NOW
Community ServiceCommunity Service
 Students are encouraged as part of
the Smaller Learning Communities to
give back thei...
QuoteTTQuoteTT
In God we trust, all others bring data.In God we trust, all others bring data.
 Dr. W. Edwards DemingDr. W...
DATA DECISIONDATA DECISION
MAKINGMAKING
 By using simple analysis we haveBy using simple analysis we have
been able to in...
The Beginning of Data…The Beginning of Data…
 SituationSituation
– Teacher in core subject areaTeacher in core subject ar...
ActionAction
 Reviewed results in English and Core Subject Area.Reviewed results in English and Core Subject Area.
 Plac...
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
QUARTER AVERAGES
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2007- 2008 EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
Qualifying for Lab Exam
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Teacher A Q4 Teacher B Q4 ...
AIS MathAIS Math
 Over 100 students entered grade 9 scoringOver 100 students entered grade 9 scoring
Level 1 or 2 on Grad...
Current Data ResultsCurrent Data Results
 Scheduled students for mandatory Math AISScheduled students for mandatory Math ...
Current Data Use andCurrent Data Use and
ResultsResults
Math AIS ~ 105 StudentsMath AIS ~ 105 Students
– 85 students passe...
Math AISMath AIS
0
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20
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Student dataStudent data
Quarterly data review meetings withQuarterly data review meetings with
grade levelsgrade levels
...
ACADEMICSACADEMICS
 99thth
grade –grade –
– 1 CLASS ONLY1 CLASS ONLY
 Q 1 - 25 STUDENTSQ 1 - 25 STUDENTS
 Q 2 - 29 STUD...
12th Grade GPA12th Grade GPA
DISTRIBUTIONDISTRIBUTION
 100-90100-90
– 37 STUDENTS37 STUDENTS
– 30 STUDENTS30 STUDENTS
– 3...
ATTENDANCEATTENDANCE
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GradeGrade
Q1 97.58%Q1 97.58%
Q2 97.08%Q2 97.08%
Q3 96.59%Q3 96.59%
CartoonCartoon
Community, Culture andCommunity, Culture and
RelationshipsRelationships
““Small school feel in a big city”Small school fee...
Community, Culture andCommunity, Culture and
RelationshipsRelationships
““Small school feel in a big city”Small school fee...
Community, Culture andCommunity, Culture and
RelationshipsRelationships
““Small school feel in a bigSmall school feel in a...
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
Saunders high school
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  1. 1. Saunders Trades andSaunders Trades and Technical High SchoolTechnical High School 183 Palmer Road183 Palmer Road Yonkers, New York 10701Yonkers, New York 10701
  2. 2. Our SchoolOur School Saunders Trades and Technical High School, whichSaunders Trades and Technical High School, which is one of six in the community, has long contributedis one of six in the community, has long contributed to the course of quality education. Established into the course of quality education. Established in 1909, Saunders was the first public trades school to1909, Saunders was the first public trades school to be established in New York State. As a dedicatedbe established in New York State. As a dedicated magnet, this high school’s integrated enrollmentmagnet, this high school’s integrated enrollment represents students from all sections of Yonkers.represents students from all sections of Yonkers. Students in grades nine through twelve are requiredStudents in grades nine through twelve are required to complete college preparatory programs. For 100to complete college preparatory programs. For 100 years, Saunders has been committed to both theyears, Saunders has been committed to both the vocational and academic instruction of youngvocational and academic instruction of young people, providing an unparalleled education thatpeople, providing an unparalleled education that qualifies graduates for employment and college.qualifies graduates for employment and college.
  3. 3. A Commitment toA Commitment to ExcellenceExcellence Mission StatementMission Statement Saunders High School is a dedicated magnetSaunders High School is a dedicated magnet school with smaller learning communities on allschool with smaller learning communities on all levels as evidenced by our ninth grade teams andlevels as evidenced by our ninth grade teams and our 10th, 11th and 12th grade magnet areas. Ourour 10th, 11th and 12th grade magnet areas. Our concentrated academic instruction preparesconcentrated academic instruction prepares students for post-secondary learning experiences.students for post-secondary learning experiences. Academic instruction also supports knowledge inAcademic instruction also supports knowledge in their vocational, occupational or technical careertheir vocational, occupational or technical career path and enables them to actively participate in andpath and enables them to actively participate in and contribute to society.contribute to society.
  4. 4. AccreditationsAccreditations  Model SchoolModel School  US News and World ReportUS News and World Report 2008 – 2015 Americas2008 – 2015 Americas Best High Schools Silver and Bronze AwardBest High Schools Silver and Bronze Award  New York State Department of EducationNew York State Department of Education “New“New York State School of Excellence”York State School of Excellence”  United States Department of EducationUnited States Department of Education “New“New American High School”American High School”  United States Department of EducationUnited States Department of Education “National“National Blue Ribbon School”Blue Ribbon School”  Middle States AssociationMiddle States Association “Exemplary Status“Exemplary Status Conferred”Conferred”
  5. 5. OVER 100 Years ofOVER 100 Years of Educational ExcellenceEducational Excellence
  6. 6. Saunders’ ValuesSaunders’ Values  PridePride  Commitment to ExcellenceCommitment to Excellence  Failure is Not an OptionFailure is Not an Option – The six principles of “Failure is Not an Option”The six principles of “Failure is Not an Option”  Common mission, vision, values, and goalsCommon mission, vision, values, and goals  Ensuring achievement for all students: creating systems forEnsuring achievement for all students: creating systems for prevention and interventionprevention and intervention  Collaborative teaming focused on teaching and learningCollaborative teaming focused on teaching and learning  Using data to guide decision making and continuousUsing data to guide decision making and continuous improvementimprovement  Gaining active engagement from family and communityGaining active engagement from family and community  Building sustainable leadership capacityBuilding sustainable leadership capacity
  7. 7. SaundersSaunders T.R.A.D.E.S.T.R.A.D.E.S.  TTraditionradition  RRigor, Relevance and Relationshipsigor, Relevance and Relationships  AAcademicscademics  DDedicationedication  EExcellencexcellence  SSuccessuccess
  8. 8. Total Enrollment – 1,178Total Enrollment – 1,178 – Non-MinorityNon-Minority 26.53%26.53% – HispanicHispanic 49.07%49.07% – BlackBlack 17.03%17.03% – AsianAsian 7.29%7.29% – American IndianAmerican Indian 0.08%0.08% – Special EducationSpecial Education 3.08%3.08%
  9. 9. The Superintendent’sThe Superintendent’s Four Non-Negotiable GoalsFour Non-Negotiable Goals 1)1) Student achievement – across theStudent achievement – across the board improvement in Stateboard improvement in State Assessments and an increase inAssessments and an increase in annual graduation rates;annual graduation rates; 2)2) Instructional improvements;Instructional improvements; 3)3) Collaborative supervision of staff;Collaborative supervision of staff; andand 4)4) Community outreach.Community outreach.
  10. 10. A School of ChoiceA School of Choice  Entrance Requirements –Entrance Requirements – – Occupational and Vocational Magnets areOccupational and Vocational Magnets are open to the entire student populationopen to the entire student population – Technical Magnets are open to allTechnical Magnets are open to all students but they must meet an academicstudents but they must meet an academic entrance requiremententrance requirement
  11. 11. Academic RigorAcademic Rigor  Advanced Placement classes are available to all studentsAdvanced Placement classes are available to all students – World HistoryWorld History – US HistoryUS History – Comparative GovernmentComparative Government – CalculusCalculus – StatisticsStatistics – PsychologyPsychology – Studio ArtStudio Art – ChemistryChemistry – Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Science – English Language and CompositionEnglish Language and Composition – English Literature and CompositionEnglish Literature and Composition – Spanish LanguageSpanish Language  College Articulations are built into our programs both during and after schoolCollege Articulations are built into our programs both during and after school for studentsfor students  Full compliment of Honors Level classes available to all studentsFull compliment of Honors Level classes available to all students  Students strive to achieve state-determined targets for performance, “rigorStudents strive to achieve state-determined targets for performance, “rigor drives practice.”drives practice.”
  12. 12. ArticulationsArticulations  Articulation agreements with localArticulation agreements with local colleges enable our students to takecolleges enable our students to take college level courses at little to nocollege level courses at little to no cost!cost!  Students have the opportunity to leaveStudents have the opportunity to leave high school with as many as 12-15high school with as many as 12-15 college credits which reduces the costcollege credits which reduces the cost of tuition.of tuition.
  13. 13. Higher education forHigher education for everyoneeveryone  Students in some of our programs will haveStudents in some of our programs will have the option of going straight to work;the option of going straight to work; Automotive students are NATEF Certified,Automotive students are NATEF Certified, Cosmetology students are given their stateCosmetology students are given their state license exam in their senior year.license exam in their senior year.  Articulations with trade schools andArticulations with trade schools and technology institutes recognize that studentstechnology institutes recognize that students have mastered courses that normally arehave mastered courses that normally are given post high school thus reduce tuitiongiven post high school thus reduce tuition
  14. 14. Graduation StatisticsGraduation Statistics Class 2009Class 2009  Class Size 311Class Size 311  Scholarship AwardsScholarship Awards $4,541,574.00$4,541,574.00  Post Secondary/Military 83%Post Secondary/Military 83%  Employment 12%Employment 12%  Undecided 5%Undecided 5%
  15. 15. GraduationGraduation RequirementsRequirements • Credits - Saunders requires 27-33 credits • Students must meet while others will exceed all state standards • Each magnet requires an exit project (e.g., portfolios, performance exams, etc.) • Specialized technical magnets must have a minimum of two years of a Foreign Language as well as higher level courses in areas of Mathematics and Science. • Student diplomas will be endorsed withStudent diplomas will be endorsed with • Regents SealRegents Seal • Regents with Advance DesignationRegents with Advance Designation • Regents with HonorsRegents with Honors • Regents with Advanced Designation with HonorsRegents with Advanced Designation with Honors • CTE (Career and Technical Education) DesignationCTE (Career and Technical Education) Designation
  16. 16. How Does it Start?How Does it Start?  Last year 800 ninth grade studentsLast year 800 ninth grade students balloted for 300 seats at Saundersballoted for 300 seats at Saunders
  17. 17. Grade 9Grade 9  Student will take:Student will take: – The required academic core subjects including aThe required academic core subjects including a Foreign LanguageForeign Language – An exploratory course which encompasses aAn exploratory course which encompasses a two-week rotation in each magnettwo-week rotation in each magnet  Balloting takes place mid-year to select the magnet ofBalloting takes place mid-year to select the magnet of their choicetheir choice – Every student is assigned to a Smaller LearningEvery student is assigned to a Smaller Learning Community (SLC) AdvisorCommunity (SLC) Advisor
  18. 18. Grades 10 – 12Grades 10 – 12  A nine period dayA nine period day  Regular core of academicsRegular core of academics  Two to three block periods are dedicated toTwo to three block periods are dedicated to magnet classesmagnet classes – Trade and Technical courses combine withTrade and Technical courses combine with comprehensive academics all meet NYScomprehensive academics all meet NYS RequirementsRequirements  Supplemental courses (i.e., CAD,Supplemental courses (i.e., CAD, Specialized Art, Welding, Related Science)Specialized Art, Welding, Related Science)
  19. 19. MagnetsMagnets  TechnicalTechnical – ArchitectureArchitecture – Construction Facilities ManagementConstruction Facilities Management – Chemical TechnologyChemical Technology – Bio Environmental TechnologyBio Environmental Technology – Electronics/Computer CircuitryElectronics/Computer Circuitry – Computer Industrial DesignComputer Industrial Design  OccupationalOccupational – Fashion DesignFashion Design – CosmetologyCosmetology – Culinary/Restaurant ManagementCulinary/Restaurant Management – Graphic DesignGraphic Design  VocationalVocational – CarpentryCarpentry – HVACHVAC – Auto MechanicsAuto Mechanics – Building Maintenance (option for Self-Contained Special Education students)Building Maintenance (option for Self-Contained Special Education students)
  20. 20. End of the Year ProjectsEnd of the Year Projects  At the end of each year students areAt the end of each year students are required to complete an end of therequired to complete an end of the year exit project.year exit project.  This can include; research,This can include; research, competitions or portfolios. Manycompetitions or portfolios. Many programs will inviteprograms will invite
  21. 21. THEN THE PROJECTS
  22. 22. AND NOW
  23. 23. Community ServiceCommunity Service  Students are encouraged as part of the Smaller Learning Communities to give back their time to those in need. This initiative starts in the 9th grade.
  24. 24. QuoteTTQuoteTT In God we trust, all others bring data.In God we trust, all others bring data.  Dr. W. Edwards DemingDr. W. Edwards Deming
  25. 25. DATA DECISIONDATA DECISION MAKINGMAKING  By using simple analysis we haveBy using simple analysis we have been able to incorporate the use ofbeen able to incorporate the use of data for teacher assignment, anddata for teacher assignment, and student academic improvement.student academic improvement.  All participants are included in theAll participants are included in the analysis of performance dataanalysis of performance data
  26. 26. The Beginning of Data…The Beginning of Data…  SituationSituation – Teacher in core subject areaTeacher in core subject area – Over 60% failureOver 60% failure – Teacher conferenceTeacher conference  Claimed:Claimed: – students can’t readstudents can’t read – students can’t writestudents can’t write  Reaction?Reaction?
  27. 27. ActionAction  Reviewed results in English and Core Subject Area.Reviewed results in English and Core Subject Area.  Placed results side by side for objectivePlaced results side by side for objective comparison.comparison.  Students were of comparable class designation andStudents were of comparable class designation and make-up (demographics)make-up (demographics)  Actual results…….Actual results…….
  28. 28. ENGLISH DEPARTMENT QUARTER AVERAGES 3.1 7.8 7 9.2 8.6 14.115.4 19.5 21.9 44.6 43.8 38.3 27.7 20.3 18.8 0 20 40 60 80 100 Teacher B Teacher B Q2 Teacher B Q3 TEACHER PERCENTAGEOFSTUDENTS 0-64 65-69 70-79 80-89 90-100
  29. 29. 2007- 2008 EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT Qualifying for Lab Exam 13 34 32 87 66 68 0 20 40 60 80 100 Teacher A Q4 Teacher B Q4 Teacher C Q4 TEACHER PERCENTAGEOFSTUDENTS LAB FAIL LAB-PASS
  30. 30. AIS MathAIS Math  Over 100 students entered grade 9 scoringOver 100 students entered grade 9 scoring Level 1 or 2 on Grade 8 Math AssessmentLevel 1 or 2 on Grade 8 Math Assessment  Goal was to create a section that wouldGoal was to create a section that would supplement an ongoing math or ELA classsupplement an ongoing math or ELA class in a student’s schedule.in a student’s schedule.
  31. 31. Current Data ResultsCurrent Data Results  Scheduled students for mandatory Math AISScheduled students for mandatory Math AIS in lieu of a non essential classin lieu of a non essential class  Regular scheduled Math courseRegular scheduled Math course  Students receive additional Math instruction 2 - 3Students receive additional Math instruction 2 - 3 days a weekdays a week  Quarter 1 Results:Quarter 1 Results: – How would you determine success or failure?How would you determine success or failure?
  32. 32. Current Data Use andCurrent Data Use and ResultsResults Math AIS ~ 105 StudentsMath AIS ~ 105 Students – 85 students passed both Math and AIS classes85 students passed both Math and AIS classes – 11 students failed both classes11 students failed both classes – 9 students failed Math only but passed AIS9 students failed Math only but passed AIS – 7 of the 9 received a 60 in Math7 of the 9 received a 60 in Math Further Root Analysis:Further Root Analysis: Why did 11 students fail both classesWhy did 11 students fail both classes Why did 9 students only fail Math but passed AISWhy did 9 students only fail Math but passed AIS Attendance in classes, quiz grades, homework,Attendance in classes, quiz grades, homework, etc…etc…
  33. 33. Math AISMath AIS 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Passed Both Failed Both Failed Only Math Math AIS
  34. 34. Student dataStudent data Quarterly data review meetings withQuarterly data review meetings with grade levelsgrade levels Data is shared with the grade levels toData is shared with the grade levels to highlight achievement and needs forhighlight achievement and needs for improvementimprovement
  35. 35. ACADEMICSACADEMICS  99thth grade –grade – – 1 CLASS ONLY1 CLASS ONLY  Q 1 - 25 STUDENTSQ 1 - 25 STUDENTS  Q 2 - 29 STUDENTSQ 2 - 29 STUDENTS  Q 3 - 25 STUDENTSQ 3 - 25 STUDENTS – 2 CLASSES OR MORE2 CLASSES OR MORE  Q 1 - 33 STUDENTSQ 1 - 33 STUDENTS  Q 2 - 36 STUDENTSQ 2 - 36 STUDENTS  Q 3 - 24 STUDENTSQ 3 - 24 STUDENTS
  36. 36. 12th Grade GPA12th Grade GPA DISTRIBUTIONDISTRIBUTION  100-90100-90 – 37 STUDENTS37 STUDENTS – 30 STUDENTS30 STUDENTS – 36 STUDENTS36 STUDENTS  89-8089-80 – 124 STUDENTS124 STUDENTS – 107 STUDENTS107 STUDENTS – 102 STUDENTS102 STUDENTS  79-7079-70 – 86 STUDENTS86 STUDENTS – 89 STUDENTS89 STUDENTS – 105 STUDENTS105 STUDENTS  69-6569-65 – 24 STUDENTS24 STUDENTS – 36 STUDENTS36 STUDENTS – 34 STUDENTS34 STUDENTS  64 OR LESS64 OR LESS – 16 STUDENTS16 STUDENTS – 22 STUDENTS22 STUDENTS – 11 STUDENTS11 STUDENTS
  37. 37. ATTENDANCEATTENDANCE 1111thth GradeGrade Q1 97.58%Q1 97.58% Q2 97.08%Q2 97.08% Q3 96.59%Q3 96.59%
  38. 38. CartoonCartoon
  39. 39. Community, Culture andCommunity, Culture and RelationshipsRelationships ““Small school feel in a big city”Small school feel in a big city”  SCHOOL COMMUNITY:SCHOOL COMMUNITY: – A place where students want to beA place where students want to be – Caring community whereCaring community where everybody knows your nameeverybody knows your name – Nurturing StaffNurturing Staff – Parental and CommunityParental and Community involvementinvolvement – Communication is clear, direct,Communication is clear, direct, and responsiveand responsive – Positive climate for collegialPositive climate for collegial teaching and learning environmentteaching and learning environment – ““Looping” (Administration,Looping” (Administration, Guidance Counselors, and SafetyGuidance Counselors, and Safety Officers)Officers) – Educational Leaderships (TeacherEducational Leaderships (Teacher empowerment)empowerment)
  40. 40. Community, Culture andCommunity, Culture and RelationshipsRelationships ““Small school feel in a big city”Small school feel in a big city”  CULTURE:CULTURE: – Saunders Pride (Saunders Pride (ie: schoolie: school spirit dayspirit day)) – Administration assessesAdministration assesses needs of parents andneeds of parents and community members andcommunity members and involves them in decisioninvolves them in decision makingmaking – Promotes partnershipsPromotes partnerships amongst staff, parents,amongst staff, parents, businesses, and thebusinesses, and the communitycommunity – Celebration of diversityCelebration of diversity – Equity among programs forEquity among programs for staff, students, and parentsstaff, students, and parents
  41. 41. Community, Culture andCommunity, Culture and RelationshipsRelationships ““Small school feel in a bigSmall school feel in a big city”city”  RELATIONSHIPS:RELATIONSHIPS: – ““Open-Door” PolicyOpen-Door” Policy (The Principal’s office is(The Principal’s office is NOTNOT a scary place!)a scary place!) – Mentoring, both formalMentoring, both formal and informaland informal – Staff/Student,Staff/Student, Staff/Parent, Staff/Staff,Staff/Parent, Staff/Staff, Community/SchoolCommunity/School – Assists in keeping ourAssists in keeping our school environment safeschool environment safe

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