School Improvement Plan

Focus Area I-Graduation Rate

- Goal I-Create opportunities to communicate and promote the system's Graduation Rate Goal to all stakeholders

Focus Area II-Student Achievement
Goal I-The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in ELA as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation r ate of > 95%

   Goal II-The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in Math as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation rate of > 95%

   Goal III-The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in Science as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation rate of > 95%

   Goal IV-The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in Social Studies as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation rate of > 95%

   Goal V-The School will use data from SLO measures to make instructional decisions to improve student achievement

Focus Area III-Student Achievement and CCRPI
- Goal I-The School will increase overall CCRPI score
- Goal II-The School will improve the CCRPI Post Middle School Readiness Indicators

Focus Area IV-Communication with Stakeholders

- Goal I-Increase opportunities for positive communication between parents, community members, and students

I.Graduation Rate
Description

Pepperell Middle School will create opportunities to communicate and promote the system's graduation rate goal to all stakeholders.

I.I.Create opportunities to communicate and promote the system's Graduation Rate Goal to all stakeholders
Evidence

Pepperell Middle School will create opportunities to promote the school district's goal to increase the graduation rate for all students as reported by the CCPRI.  These activities include:

  • Identify over-aged middle school students and provide extended learning time (ELT)
  • Identify students performing below grade level and provide extended learning time (ELT)
  • Identify students in danger of failing and provide extended learning time (ELT)
  • Provide after school tutoring from September-April for students who are struggling
  • All students complete the Georgia Futures 
  • Eighth grade promotion ceremony and activities

II.Student Achievement
Description
Pepperell Middle School will maintain or increase student achievement on state assessments as measured by the CCRPI report.

II.I.The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in ELA as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation rate of > 95%
Evidence
Pepperell Middle School will maintain or increase student achievement on state and national assessments.  Baseline data indicates that: 27% of 6th grade; 29% of 7th grade and 30% of 8th grade students scored 3 or 4 on the Milestones. All three are well below the state level. We have identified that 33%-35% per grade level of our students are reading well below their grade level lexile.  We have implemented the Striving Reading Grant to help with these issues.  Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to improve student achievement goals include:

  • Implementation of the Standards of Excellence in ELA
  • Extended learning time, focusing on study skills using Study Island, Plato, and Scholastic Reading Inventory
  • Implementation of reading for understanding in all subject areas (DEAR time)
  • Thinking Maps utilized in all ELA content areas

II.II.The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in Math as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation rate of > 95%
Evidence
Pepperell Middle School will maintain or increase student achievement on state and national assessments.  Baseline data indicated that 25% of 6th grade; 32% of 7th grade and 29% of 8th grade scored a 3 or 4 on the Milestones.  All three grades are well below state level scores.will be collected for the Georgia Milestones. Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to achieve student achievement goals include:

  • Implementation of the Eureka Math program
  • Implementation of the Standards of Excellence in Math
  • Extended learning time, focusing on study skills using Study Island and Plato
  • Thinking Maps utilized across all math content areas
  • County wide math collaboration professional development
  • Usage of SMI and math 180

II.III.The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in Science as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation rate of > 95%
Evidence
Pepperell Middle School will maintain or increase student achievement on state and national assessments.  Baseline data indicated that 35% 6th grade; 22% 7th grade and 24% 8th grade scored a 3 or 4 on the Milestones.  These are well below state scores. Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to achieve student achievement goals include:

  • Implementation of the Standards of Excellence in Science
  • Implementation of reading for understanding in Science
  • Thinking Maps utilized in all science content areas
  • Content writing tools for practice for science teachers--professional development

II.IV.The School will maintain or increase the percent of ALL students performing at Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished in Social Studies as determined by the Georgia Milestones with a participation rate of > 95%
Evidence

Pepperell Middle School will maintain or increase student achievement on state and national assessments.  Baseline data indicated that 27% 6th grade; 25% 7th grade and 19% 8th grade scored a 3 or 4 on the Milestones.  Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to achieve student achievement goals include:

  • Implementation of the Standards of Excellence in Social Studies
  • Thinking Maps utilized in all social studies content areas
  • Implementation of reading for understanding in Social Studies
  • Georgia Council for Economic Education professional development

II.V.The School will use data from SLO measures to make instructional decisions to improve student achievement
Evidence
Pepperell Middle School will maintain or increase student achievement on state SLO assessments. Pre-test and post-test data will be collected for the SLO.  The school achievement goals will reflect students scoring at or above the state mean in all content areas for SLOs.  Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to achieve student achievement goals include:

  • Implementation of the state standards in Chorus, Band, Computers, Art, and Physical Education 


III.Student Achievement and CCRPI
Description

Pepperell Middle School will maintain or increase student achievement on state assessments as measured by the CCRPI report.

III.I.The School will increase overall CCRPI score
Evidence

Pepperell Middle School will increase overall CCRPI score from 77.5 to 80.  Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to achieve student achievement and CCRPI goals include:

  • Schedule students to have 75 minutes of academic instructional time for Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies
  • Increase the percent of students with disabilities served in general education greater than 80% of the school day from 83% to 85%
  • Implement Study Island, Plato and Scholastic Reading Inventory programs to increase Lexile score
  • Increase the percent of students in Grade 8 achieving a Lexile measure equal or greater than 1050 from 75% to 78%
  • Implement the Georgia Futures
  • Maintain the percent of students completing 2 or more state defined career assessments/inventories and a state defined individual graduation plan by the end of Grade 8 at 100%
  • Implement attendance incentive program and enforce attendance truancy procedures
  • Increase the student attendance rate from 94% to 95%

III.II.The School will improve the CCRPI Post Middle School Readiness Indicators
Evidence

Pepperell Middle School will increase overall CCRPI score from 77.5 to 80.  Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to achieve student achievement and CCRPI goals include:

  • Schedule students to have 75 minutes of academic instructional time for Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies
  • Implement Study Island, Plato and Scholastic Reading Inventory programs to increase Lexile score
  • Increase the percent of students in Grade 8 achieving a Lexile measure equal or greater than 1050 from 75% to 78%
  • Implement the Georgia College 411 program
  • Maintain the percent of students completing 2 or more state defined career assessments/inventories and a state defined individual graduation plan by the end of Grade 8 at 100%
  • Implement attendance incentive program and enforce attendance truancy procedures
  • Increase the student attendance rate from 94% to 95%

IV.Communication with Stakeholders
Description
Pepperell Middle School will increase opportunities for positive communication between students, parents, community members, and other stakeholders.


IV.I.Increase opportunities for positive communication between parents, community members, and students
Evidence

Pepperell Middle School will foster and embrace communication between parents, community, and students.  Strategies Pepperell Middle School will implement to achieve communication with stakeholders goal include:

  • Increase the number of yearly LSGT meetings from 8 to 10
  • Increase the number of yearly LSCC meetings from 2 to 4
  • Include student council representatives in LSGT meetings
  • LSGT meeting agenda and minutes will be posted to EBoard in a timely manner
  • Teachers will upgrade websites to include a calendar and Remind information
  • Pepperell Middle School website upgraded
  • Continue building positive relationships with parents through email, conferences, open house, and parent nights
  • Continue building positive relationships with parents, teachers, and the community through the PTO and parent volunteers

 

 

 

 

 

 


Annual Notification – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) of 1986 requires parents, students, teachers, and employee organizations be notified of the Asbestos Management Plan at each facility. This notification provides information detailing Floyd County School District’s strict compliance with AHERA.

AHERA requires all schools, pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, to be inspected for Asbestos Containing Building Materials (ACBM) and for an Asbestos Management Plan (AMP), which outlines the control and management of ACBM in each facility, to be developed.

The AMP includes an operations and maintenance program, which will control exposure to any asbestos-containing materials through a systematic schedule of monitoring, employee training, recordkeeping, and periodic re-inspections. Maintenance and custodial personnel receive asbestos awareness training to qualify them to conduct their routine activities around asbestos. 

A copy of the AMP for each school is available for review in the principal’s office of that school. Questions pertaining to asbestos are to be directed to David Van Hook, Director of Facilities, at 706-234-1031 ext. 7270.