This North Sanpete School District - Annual Report - will be mailed each summer for all stakeholders to see district progress & to inform parents concerning school starting schedules. Si le gustaria recibir este documento en Espanol, lo puede buscar en la oficina de Moroni Elementary School.
Various mailers and email messages are sent to parents annually. Hopefully this information to all stakeholders is helpful.
The NSSD School Board has approved the Mission, Vision and Goals below to guide all district work.
North Sanpete School District Vision for key stakeholders:
North Sanpete School District Goals: (with reports)
School will start this year on August 22, 2017: All schools will start at 8:15 and end at 2:30 pm every day of the week. Teachers will have an hour, after every school day for intervention, collaboration and preparation. A copy of the 2017/18 school calendar is available at https://www.nsanpete.org/index.php/calendar/district-calendars/nssddistrictevents.html (district website).
Bang for the Buck: North Sanpete School District has caring, dedicated professional educators, that work hard to improve student learning and have shown improvement in almost every category since SAGE testing started in 2014. Although many NSSD students start behind their peers statewide, by eighth grade, NSSD students surpass their statewide peers in English, Math, Science and as seniors, in graduation rates. With a minimal tax base and reasonable tax rates, NSSD shows a great return on investment year after year.
Taxes: To maintain aging schools, NSSD needed $6,000,000 for infrastructure this year. Through energy savings, grants and 0% financing, these needs were met without raising taxes. Due to a current teacher shortage, other Utah districts raised property taxes. NSSD may need to follow suit to attract and retain teachers in the future.
Preschool Parents: To help all students start kindergarten prepared, NSSD will be offering FREE preschool for all IEP students and free/reduced lunch students that turn four by September 1st. Tuition students ($60/mo.) are also welcome on a space available basis. Sessions will be held Tues-Friday for two hours each day. For more information, East side parents contact Mt. Pleasant Elementary and West side parents contact Moroni Elementary. Online preschool is also available. For info, email Chelsee Dalene firstname.lastname@example.org.
All schools use online registration @ https://www.nsanpete.org/images//DO/OnlineRegistrationHelpDocument.pdf .
Schools will provide in-person registration as follows:
9:00 – 3:00
9:00 – 3:00
9:00 – 1:00
12:00 - 7:00
4:00 – 8:00
8:30 – 3:00
9:00 – 3:00
4:00 – 8:00
NS High School
Noon – 3:00
NSMS new student orientation is August 22nd. Parent(s) is(are) invited to accompany their student from either, 9:00 am–noon or 6:00–9:00 pm.
Finances – Funding and expenditures are based on FY 2016/17
To address a growing teacher shortage nationwide, NSSD has invested significantly in teacher compensation in each of the last four years.
Local District Property tax rates will be less than last year or the year before.
*Actual tax bills also fluctuate based on assessed property value.
Demographics – From the annual USOE report for the 2016/17 school year.
North Sanpete serves many students living in poverty, students learning English and students with various other challenges. Most students are successful ☺
Student Achievement – Includes preliminary data from 2017
Language Arts – Data helps identify needs. NSSD teachers find ways to improve.
Four of six grades in ELA, Math and Science showed improvement from 2016 to 2017. ACT scores rebounded and graduation rates are not yet final.
Math – are well above state averages by 8th grade in 2017.
Science – By 8th grade, NSSD students performed above state average in 2017.
All NSHS students first took the ACT in 2012 & graduation rates have soared.