Lonoke Elementary Report to Public October 21, 2013
Students • 3rd grade: 125 • 4th grade: 124 • 5th grade: 145 • Total Enrollment: 394 • No students were retained 2012-2013 school year • Title 1 Cost per pupil $498.80 • 69% are identified as economically disadvantaged and receive free or reduced meals.
Teachers • All teachers are “Highly Qualified” • Participate in at least 60 hours of professional development • Including: Child Maltreatment, Ethics, Parental Involvement, and Technology • Meet and plan common lessons and themes • 6 Third grade teachers • 6 Fourth grade teachers • 6 Fifth grade teachers • 4 Special Education teachers • 1 Speech teacher • Music, Art, PE, Library, GT, ALE • Certified Reading Interventionist • 1 Counselor • 5 Paraprofessionals • 1 Secretary (1 part time secretary) • 1 Dean of Students • 1 Principal
Score Reports • State Expectations • Literacy: 77.16% • Math: 86.51% • Literacy Benchmark Exam • Fourth and Fifth grade students exceeded state expectations • Third grade students were 6% lower than state expectations • Mathematics Benchmark Exam • Third grade scored 4% lower than state expectation • Fourth grade scored 14% lower than state expectation • Fifth grade scored 30% lower than state expectation • Note: state averages on the math exams were: • 3rd: 86%, 4th: 82%, 5th 70% (state average was 20% lower in fifth grade) • Since Lonoke Elementary did not meet state expectations in every grade for each subject, LES was identified as a “Needs Improvement School for Literacy and Mathematics”
Fifth Grade State Benchmark Exam Spring 2011, 2012, 2013 Math and Literacy Combined Population 88% 85% 81% 75% 57% This display shows the percentage of students in fifth grade who scored advanced/proficient in Math and Literacy on the State Benchmark Exam for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Fourth Grade State Benchmark Exam Spring 2011, 2012, 2013 Math and Literacy Combined Population 88% 82% 81% 80% 77% 73% This display shows the percentage of students in fifth grade who scored advanced/proficient in Math and Literacy on the State Benchmark Exam for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Third Grade State Benchmark Exam Spring 2011, 2012, 2013 Math and Literacy Combined Population 88% 83% 82% 78% 71% 67% This display shows the percentage of students in fifth grade who scored advanced/proficient in Math and Literacy on the State Benchmark Exam for the years 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Interventions • Literacy • Read 180 and System 44 Programs are being implemented for 4th and 5th grade students struggling in literacy • Teachers will participate in a Common Core Literacy book study and professional development: Pathways to Common Core • Literacy assessments: DRA, DIBLES, DSA will be given to identify student need • Teachers will attend literacy professional development based on the comprehensive literacy model (Effective Literacy) • Organize the teacher “book room”. Teachers can check out books for students to read and work with as interventions. • Utilize the 21CCLC and homework hotline afterschool programs. • Paraprofessionals will provide interventions for struggling students.
Interventions • Mathematics • Adopt, purchase, and train teachers in a vertically aligned math program: Math in Focus • A web link to the math program is available for students and parents to access the math text at home along with virtual manipulatives to provide extended help and practice. • Teachers will participate in a Common Core Math book study and professional development: Number Talks • Teachers will participate in math professional development: CGI • Paraprofessionals will provide interventions for struggling students. • Utilize the 21CCLC and homework hotline afterschool programs.
Measurable Data • TLI assessments will be given and disaggregated to determine student interventions and need. • Pre and Post math tests will be given to determine student learning and growth. • Classroom focus walks and observations will be conducted and individual feedback will be given. • Arkansas Benchmark Exam given in April • Pilot School for the PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers • 2 fourth grade math classes will participate in the spring
Curriculum • Common Core State Standards will be implemented in all classrooms. • Comprehensive Literacy Model • Math in Focus • Inclusion and pull out for students identified • ALE classroom for students identified • Gifted and Talented
Programs • Rabbits ROCK behavior management • Respect, Optimistic, Careful, Kind • Students earn “behavior bucks” and visit the Rockin Rabbit bookstore every Friday. • Students who only lose 2 bucks a month attend Rockin Rabbit Recess • Rabbit Rovers • Dads, granddads, uncles, etc. who volunteer to hang out at the school and serve as mentors or helpers for the day. • Fund raising • Field trips • Various informational programs (drug awareness, fire safety, bus safety, freedom week, cyber bullying) • Adopt a Rabbit: classes adopt a high school athlete and visit with them on Friday home games • High School “Big Brother/Big Sister” • Station LES • TESS (Teacher Excellence Support System)
School Safety • Every month we conduct fire drills • We also utilize our Safe Room with at least 3 tornado drills per year • All outside doors and classroom doors remain locked throughout the school day • Our school utilizes, “Hall Pass” which requires: all visitors must be buzzed in and enter through the school office, have their drivers’ license scanned, and receive a visitors pass • A detailed school map was created for first responders, fire department, and police. • An active shooter drill will be conducted during second semester with state and local police forces. • We are also looking at installing additional security cameras for our building.
Parent Handbook Information • Our school distributed our student discipline policy to parents • Our school’s teachers, administrators, classified school employees, and volunteers have been provided with appropriate student discipline training • Our district has adopted a parental involvement plan
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