School Improvement Plan

A focus on the whole child is central to our strategic plan and  school improvement as we continue to focus on academic rigor as  well as social, emotional and physical needs of our children. The School Improvement Team represents the stakeholder group for each individual school to include school leaders, parents, and students.

 

 

 

Gorman Crossing Elementary School

School Improvement Plan At A Glance

2018 – 2019

 

 

Gorman School Elementary School: Vision and Mission

School Targets and Strategies

Vision: Every student and staff member embraces diversity and possesses the skills, knowledge and confidence to positively influence the larger community.

 

Mission: HCPSS ensures academic success and socioemotional well-being for each student in an inclusive and nurturing environment that closes opportunity gaps.

 

Focus Area: PARCC- Math (Achievement-% of students performing 4 or higher)

 

2018-2019 Overall Target:

# of students scoring 4 or higher: 252

% of students scoring 4 or higher: 62.3%

 

2018-2019 Student Group (English Language Learners) Target:

# of students scoring 4 or higher: 8

% of students scoring 4 or higher: 32%

 

Strategies:

·       Instructional staff will engage in professional learning on identifying, selecting, and implementing high quality mathematics tasks.  Instructional staff select, implement and score high-cognitive demand tasks that provide multiple entry points through the use of varied tools and representations.

·       Administrators schedule structured time for classroom teachers and ESOL teachers to collaboratively plan.  Classroom teachers and ESOL teachers engage in purposeful collaborative planning for selecting and implementing high quality tasks from Canvas supported by the MST with an emphasis on ELL learners

 

Focus Area: PARCC- ELA (Achievement-% of students performing 4 or higher)

 

2018-2019 Overall Target:

# of students scoring 4 or higher: 270

% of students scoring 4 or higher: 62%

 

2018-2019 Student Group (English Language Learners) Target:

# of students scoring 4 or higher: 2.2

% of students scoring 4 or higher: 9.4%

 

Strategies:

 

·       Instructional staff in grades 3 -5 will participate in a “Notice and Note” and “Being a Writer” professional development during collaborative planning with an emphasis on our ELL students.  

·       Instructional staff in grades 3-5 will participate in instructional rounds with an emphasis on our ELL students.

·       The Master Schedule will reflect an ELA block schedule that is structured to meet the learning needs of students.

 

Focus Area: Discipline Referrals

 

2018-2019 Overall Target:

# of discipline referrals: 73.1

Referral Rate: 16.32%%

 

2018-2019 Student Group (African American students) Target:

# of discipline referrals: 42

Referral Rate: 30.75%

Strategies:

Instructional staff create a culture where students feel welcomed and included - community-building is prioritized, and positive conversations are frequent during the day.

Leadership Team will participate in a book study around restorative justice book club (Quarter 1 & 2) and all instructional staff will participate in components of the book study (Quarters 3 & 4) to assist staff with creating a culture where students feel welcomed and included.

Instructional staff have a time in their schedule to provide direct instruction on social emotional competencies.

 

 

 

 

HCPSS Strategic Call to Action

Learning and Leading with Equity

“The Fierce Urgency of Now”

 

Vision: Every student and staff member embraces diversity and possesses the skills, knowledge and confidence to positively influence the larger community.

 

Mission: HCPSS ensures academic success and socioemotional well-being for each student in an inclusive and nurturing environment that closes opportunity gaps.

HCPSS Four Overarching Commitments

 

Value- Every HCPSS stakeholder feels happy and rewarded in their roles and takes pride in cultivating the learning community.

 

Achieve- An individual focus supports every person in reaching milestones for success.

 

Connect- Students and staff thrive in a safe, nurturing and inclusive culture that embraces diversity.

 

Empower- Schools, families and the community are mutually invested in student achievement and well-being.