Elementary School Improvement Analysis
After teaching 14 years in elementary education, and serving on the District Educational Advisory Committee, School Improvement Panel, Local Professional Development Committee, and chair of the School Wide Committee, I am thrilled with my recent appointment as the principal of the Patriot Elementary School. Having taught grades 1-5 during my career, and working collaboratively with administration on data analysis over the years, I have a heightened awareness of the growing achievement gap of our students. Ms. Shooze, the Superintendent of the Franklin Regional School District (FRSD) has charged me to halt the marginalization of education at the Patriot Elementary School by …show more content…
Within the district the Patriot Elementary School is ranked 2 out of the 4 according to http://www.schooldigger.com/go/NJ/schoolrank.aspx?findschool=1647000461; the school has dropped 99 places since last year, and the Free and Reduced Lunch percentage has risen 25.4% since 2006.
Figure 3: School Ranking
Ranking Student: Teacher
Ratio % of Students Eligible for Free & Reduced Lunch Rank Change from 2014
871 Out of 1355 14.4 37.7% Decreased by 99 places
According to http://www.state.nj.us/education/pr/1415/29/290185070.pdf which provides a School Performance Report that indicates absenteeism is on the rise and the Patriot Elementary School is not meeting PARCC expectations in Language Arts Literacy, school wide or for white and economically disadvantaged students.
Figure 4: School Performance Report