Franklin County Schools

School Improvement Plan

2016-18

School Name: Bunn Middle School                Principal: Dr. Danielle Jones        

Part 1:

Conduct a Comprehensive Needs Assessment (Timeline: March-May 2016)

  • Step 1: Identify your School Improvement Team (SIT)
  • School staff and parent representatives shall constitute a school improvement team and the team shall be elected by their respective groups by secret ballot.
  • Parents shall be elected by parents of children enrolled in the school in an election by either the parent/teacher organization or the largest organization of parents formed specifically for the election.
  • Parents, serving on school improvement teams shall reflect the racial and socioeconomic composition of the students enrolled in the school and shall NOT be members of the building-level staff.
  • Team meetings shall be held at convenient times to assure substantial parent participation.
  • All school improvement plans shall be data-driven.
  • Shall include a duty-free lunch period for every teacher.
  • The principal shall submit plan to the local board of education only if the proposed school improvement plan has the approval of a majority of the staff who voted on the plan.

School Improvement Team Member (s)

Role(s)

Dr. Danielle Jones

Principal

Dr. Robert Kradel

Assistant Principal

Laura Jones-Stroud

Assistant Principal

Donna Wade

Parent

Kalie Marks

EC

Brent Perry

Encore Teacher

Megan Sparks

6th Gr. Teacher

Toni O’Neal

Media Specialist

Jessica Eder

7th Gr. Teacher (Chair)

Leslie Wehner

8th Gr. TEacher

Kelly Meyering

ITF

Jamie Burgins

Counselor

  • Step 2: Understand and Assign Tasks

Ensure all understand the purpose and desired outcomes of the process

What do we want to accomplish?   How do we facilitate the process?   What are the time constraints?

Identify roles and responsibilities for each team member that ensures…

  • A wealth of data sources are gathered
  • Open, honest, and unbiased collaboration occurs

  • Step 3: Collect and Organize Data

Establish a plan for gathering and processing data

Data Sources

  • Student Achievement Data
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Professional Development
  • Technology
  • Family/Community Involvement
  • Early Childhood Assessment Data
  • Teacher Quality
  • School (e.g., culture, climate, organization)
  • Perceptions
  • Longitudinal data is also an important consideration (examination of progress over time, patterns and trends)

Collection of Data

  • Establish a detailed plan or roadmap
  • What data is missing?  What are the essential questions to ask to ensure data reflects the entire school?
  • How should the data be organized?
  • Collection of Valid and Reliable Data (e.g. surveys, focus groups)
  • Use of consistent worded survey items
  • Develop scripts for focus groups that are followed carefully
  • Use trained interviewers to reduce biases in data collection

  • Step 4: Analyze the Data

Data analysis based upon perceptual data, professional development, technology, etc. can be gathered and analyzed prior to EOG/EOC results. Current EOG/EOC data will be analyzed as part of the FCS  Leadership Planning Session on June 21, 2016.

Strengths Based Upon Data:

Areas of Concern Based Upon Data:

EOG Composites: 2016: Overall composite increased from to 46 to 47, 7th grade increased from 32 to 46, 2017: Overall composite increased from 47 to 60, 6th increased from 44 to 63, 7th increased from 46 to 47, 8th increased from 48 to 65, overall reading increased from 49 to 59, overall math increased from 33 to 51.

EOG Composites: 2016: 6th grade decreased from 49 to 44, 8th grade decreased from 51 to 48

EOG by grade and subject: 2016: Math I scores increased from 79 to 90, 7th reading increased from 41 to 54, 7th math increased from 23 to 37, 8th Science increased from 71 to 73 2017: Math I increased from 90 to 100, 6th reading increased from 51 to 67, 8th reading  increased from 43 to 57, 6th math increased from 38 to 60, 7th math increased from 37 to 41, 8th math increased from 26 to 51, 8th science increased from 73 to 86.

EOG by Grade Level and subject: 2016: 6th reading dropped from 59 to 51, 8th reading dropped from 46 to 43, 6th math dropped from 39 to 38, 8th math dropped from 36 to 26

2017: 7th reading decreased from 54 to 52

EOG Cohort Composites : 2016: 7th to 8th (32 to 48)

Reading: 7th to 8th (41 to 43)

Math: 7th to 8th (23 to 26)

2017: Composite 6th to 7th (44 to 47), 7th to 8th (46 to 65)

Reading: 6th to 7th (51 to 52), 7th to 8th (54 to 57)

Math: 6th to 7th (38 to 41); 7th to 8th (37 to 51)

EOG Cohort Composite: 2016: 6th to 7th (49 to 46)

Reading: 6th to 7th (59 to 54)

Math: 6th to 7th (39 to 37)

2017:none (growth with each cohort)

TWCS: 90% feel that this is a good place to work and learn and 94% have time available to collaborate

TWCS: 54% sufficient access to instructional materials and 40% sufficient access to office supplies and copy machines.

Title I survey revealed that we need to communicate better with Title I and that parents want to see more homework.

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Part 2: Complete the School Improvement Plan (May-August 2016)

Each school should have 3-4 goals, each aligned to the strategic plan. These goals should be SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound). These goals should be based upon a comprehensive needs assessment by the School Improvement Team.  

School Vision: BMS will educate all students to ensure learning proficiency in order to perform at or above all grade levels.  These areas will be measured by a variety of assessments, including end-of-grade subject tests.

School Mission: Bunn Middle School will be a safe and orderly school in which all children will become proficient 21st century learners.  Upon completion of eighth grade, students will be fully prepared socially, behaviorally, and academically to meet the rigors of future education.

FCS Blueprint Goal:

FCS Blueprint Objective(s)

Specific

 School Goal(s)

(Must be measurable):

Strategies/Action Steps to Meet Goal:

Resources/Funding

Allocated

(include funding source)

Person(s) responsible for monitoring/

reporting

Timeline for Monitoring/

Reporting

Artifacts/Evidences of Successful Completion

FCS students will graduate prepared for college and/or career

Increase the cohort graduation rate to 90%.

Goal 1:  By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, 69% or more students will demonstrate grade level proficiency to prepare them to be college and/or career ready upon graduation.   By the end of the 2016-2017 school year, 56% or more students will demonstrate grade level proficiency to prepare them to be college and/or career ready upon graduation.

Create a schedule that allows for small group instruction in math and reading. 
*Support small groups (8-15 students based on previous year’s EOG results) in math and reading 4 days per week
Use data from quarterly Case 21 benchmark assessments to drive instruction.  
*Analyze data through grade level and PLC meetings
Follow NCSCOS
*Collaborate weekly in content area PLCs facilitated by math and literacy coaches
*Identify and implement strategies to remediate low performing students
*Provide after school tutoring
*Provide frequent parent communication for failing students
*Work closely with Instructional Technology Facilitator to develop strategies.  
*Provide teachers with continuous professional development (differentiation, student engagement, and data analysis)
Use enhanced technology tools to increase student achievement
*Utilize Achieve 3000, IXL, Star Math, Star Reading, TenMarks, NewsELA*Frequently monitor instruction through walkthroughs and  observations
*Increase technology (Build Chromebase lab)

Digital Resources, workbooks, technology, tutoring

Title I $100,697.58

School Administration, Teachers, Math and Literacy Coaches, ITF, Parents, Data Team, Central Office Support Staff, Lead Mentor

Quarterly

End of Grade assessments, Case 21 data, PLC meeting notes, Professional development logs

FCS students will demonstrate proficiency in mathematics.

Increase the overall percentage of students

proficient in math coursework (EOG, Math I, EOC) to 75%.

Increase the overall percentage of 8th graders who successfully complete Math I (Level 3 or higher) to 95%.

Goal 2:  By the end of the 2017-2018 school year increase math composition from 47% to 63%.  With 6th grade reaching 71%, 7th grade reaching 69%, and 8th grade reaching 46%.  Math I maintain 100%  proficiency.  By the end of the 2016-2017 school year increase math composition from 33% to 47%.  With 6th grade reaching 52%, 7th grade reaching 41%, and 8th grade reaching 48%.  Increase Math I proficiency from 90% to 97%.

Create a schedule that allows for small group instruction in math. 
*Support small groups (8-15 students based on previous year’s EOG results) in math and 4 days per week
Use data from quarterly Case 21 benchmark assessments to drive math instruction.  
*Analyze data through grade level and PLC meetings
Follow NCSCOS
*Collaborate weekly in content area PLCs facilitated by math coach
*Identify and implement strategies to remediate low performing students
*Provide after school tutoring
*Provide frequent parent communication for failing students
*Provide teachers with continuous professional development to improve core instruction(differentiation, student engagement, and data analysis)
*Frequently monitor instruction through walkthroughs and  observations *smaller class sizes in 8th grade

Digital Resources, workbooks, technology, tutoring

Title I $100,697.58

School Administration, Teachers, Math  Coach, ITF, Parents, Data Team, Central Office Support Staff

Quarterly

End of Grade assessments, Case 21 data, PLC meeting notes, Professional development logs

FCS students will demonstrate proficiency in reading.

Increase the overall percentage of students proficient in reading (EOG, English II, EOC) to 75%.

Goal 3:  By the end of the 2017-2018 school year increase reading composite from 55% to 67%.  With 6th grade reaching  64%, 7th grade reaching 78%, and 8th grade reaching 61%.   By the end of the 2016-2017 school year increase reading composite from 49% to 55%.  With 6th grade reaching  46%, 7th grade reaching 55%, and 8th grade reaching 65%.  

Create a schedule that allows for small group instruction in math. 
*Support small groups (8-15 students based on previous year’s EOG results) in math and 4 days per week
Use data from quarterly Case 21 benchmark assessments to drive math instruction.  
*Analyze data through grade level and PLC meetings
Follow NCSCOS
*Collaborate weekly in content area PLCs facilitated by math coach
*Identify and implement strategies to remediate low performing students
*Provide after school tutoring
*Provide frequent parent communication for failing students
*Provide teachers with continuous professional development to improve core instruction(differentiation, student engagement, and data analysis)
*Frequently monitor instruction through walkthroughs and  observations *smaller class sizes in 8th grade

Digital Resources, workbooks, technology, tutoring

Title I $100,697.58

School Administration, Teachers, Math and Literacy Coaches, ITF, Parents, Data Team, Central Office Support Staff, Lead Mentor

Quarterly

End of Grade assessments, Case 21 data, PLC meeting notes, Professional development logs

FCS students will graduate prepared for college and/or career

Increase the cohort graduation rate to 90%.

Goal 4: By the end of the 2017-2018 school year create a system to meet the meet the academic and behavioral needs of individual student.

Restructure MTSS committee

*Combine MTSS and PBIS committees

*Meet academic needs through Encore and differentiation in core classes.  

*Set individual student goals

*Track student discipline to provide early interventions.

*Place students with unique needs appropriately

*Increase parent/community involvement

*Partner with local business for additional school support for teachers and students.

PBIS ,general school funds

Administration, MTSS committees, teachers, students, central office support staff.

Quarterly

Decrease in number or in school and out of school suspensions.  Increase individual student growth

Statement of Assurances/SIP Team Signatures:

The School Improvement Team has a plan in place to provide duty-free lunch to our teachers.

Principal Signature:                                                                Date:

The school staff has voted on the proposed School Improvement Plan, and the majority of staff agree with the plan.

Principal Signature:                                                                Date:

I was actively involved in the School Improvement Process at our school.

Signatures of School Improvement Team Members:

Part 3: Review the School Improvement Plan Prior to Submission (August 2016)

When the plan is submitted to the district level for review, the “FCS School Improvement Plan Rubric” will be used as the criteria by which this will be evaluated. Please take time to review your plan in relation to the rubric to ensure that the plan is completed at a high level.

Part 4: Submit the Plan to the District for Review (August 31, 2016)

Please forward the electronic version of the plan to Dr. Schuhler via email by August 31, 2016)

Please forward a hard copy of the plan, with statement of assurances (duty-free lunch, attestation of staff vote) and signatures of SIP team members, along with a hard copy of the plan, to Dr. Schuhler’s office by August 31st.

Part 5: District Plan Review (by September 30, 2016)

Plan will be reviewed at the district level utilizing the “FCS School Improvement Plan Rubric.” Feedback will be given and appropriate adjustments made.

Part 6: Plan Presented to Board (at October 2016 FCS Board Meeting)

Franklin County School Improvement Plan                                                   2016-18