The EVERGREEN MILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Loudoun County Public Schools

Comprehensive Needs Assessment - Executive Summary

491 Evergreen Mill Rd SE, Leesburg, VA 20175

571-252-2900

www.lcps.org/evergreen

Daniel Lani

LCPS School Profile

Virginia School Quality Profile

School Improvement Plan

Stakeholder Input

  • Teachers
  • Building Administrators
  • Central Office Administrators
  • Parents / Guardians

Instructional Overview

Evergreen Mill Elementary School is committed to instructional excellence and to the academic success of each of our students.  We are focused on maintaining our high level of instructional rigor, while challenging our staff to grow as teachers and learners.  Additionally, we seek to ensure that every student achieves academically.  Our Responsive Instruction (RI) program provides targeted remediation and enrichment to every student in our building.  All of our students, Pre-K through Grade 5 will participate in Project Based Learning experiences during this school year.  Our students in grades 3-5 will also be participating in Personalized Learning this year. All students will continue to have STEM learning experiences. The WATCH D.O.G.S. program continues to facilitate parent involvement in our school.

Our new school leadership team will continue to facilitate differentiated professional development throughout the 2018-19 school-year by.  This will focus on raising the level of rigor in our daily lessons, to include increasing higher level thinking activities for our students.  We will also focus on allowing our students to take greater ownership over their learning. By the end of the 2018-19 school year all staff will be training in Project Based Learning.  This will ensure that all students have the opportunity to benefit from these learning experiences.  We will continue to provide ongoing staff development opportunities regarding inclusive practices, with an emphasis on implementing Behavior Intervention Plans with greater effectiveness. In grades K-2 we will focus our differentiated staff development on Project Based learning.  In grades 3-5 we will focus our differentiated staff development on Personalized Learning.

Extended Learning Opportunities

Evergreen Mill provides numerous extended learning opportunities for our students.  An SOL remediation program is offered  to students who would  benefit from extra academic support in reading and math.  Our PTA offers Fall and Spring After School Enrichment Programs for all students.  Evergreen proudly hosts Parents as Educational Partners on a weekly basis in the Fall and Spring.  Our school business partnership with K2M industries continues to grow with a focus on STEM learning experiences.  An annual exhibition (Global Road Trip) connects our students and community members as learners.  Annually, Family Fitness Night, Science Night, Paint Night, Bedtime Stories, grade level performances, and participation in the Geography and Spelling bees, play an important role in extending student learning.

Areas of Strength

  1. Teaching For Learning
  1. English SOL Pass Rate=95%
  2. Math SOL Pass Rate=93%
  3. Project Based Learning Experiences for all students grades K-5
  4. Successful launch and implementation of Personalized Learning in grades 3-5.
  5. Responsive Instruction
  1. School Environment
  1. Differentiated Staff Development
  2. Student, teacher and parent surveys all indicate a high level of satisfaction.
  3. Discipline practices are consistent with all students which has led to decreased discipline disproportionality across subgroups.  
  4. Increased community and parent involvement (WATCH D.O.G.S., K2M Stem event, Science Night, PEP).

Areas for Growth

  1. Teaching for Learning
  1. Science SOL Pass Rate=80%
  2. Achievement gaps have been identified in the areas of reading and math in the subgroups of Black and Students with Disabilities.  
  3. Increase opportunities for Learning Walks for all teachers.
  4. Walk-Through feedback to teachers will reflect greater personalization related to lesson planning and delivery in relation to school-wide initiatives.
  1. School Environment
  1. Implement more culturally sensitive hiring practices to increase the diversity of our staff.
  2. Increase participation from parents living outside of the immediate school community.