Scotts Elementary is a rural kindergarten through fifth grade Title I public school located north and west of
Educational Programs and Services:
We teach the North Carolina Standard Course Of Study with a balanced literacy approach and Common Core Curriculum in all classrooms. We utilize the Letterland™ and Fundations™ reading systems to teach phonics to our students. We also use the methods of Responsiveness To Instruction to provide extension and acceleration for all students and close gaps. Students have numerous opportunities for enrichment in all curricular areas, such as Terrific Kids, PBIS recognition, Battle of the Books, Fire Safety Quiz Bowl, Spelling Bee participation, Science Fair, Math Expo, Girls On The Run, recognition of Honor Roll students, and Perfect Attendance. Our school has computers in every classroom as well as two computer labs that students use for enrichment purposes using programs such as Accelerated Reader. Tutorial support is provided during the school day for identified students following quarterly predictive assessments and/or periodic benchmark assessments. We also have support services that include exceptional children’s programs, ESL services, and AIG support.
To become a
Success For Every Child, Every Day
• Visionary Leadership
See Our Organizational Results At: www.ncreportcards.org
Organization Focus for 2012-13:
With the implementation of our School Improvement Plan, our key focus for improving student achievement is implementation of Common Core Currirulum and instructional guides and high yield strategies across all grade levels in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies and science. Instructional sharing of best practice and common planning will be accomplished through the work of our Professional Learning Communities. Differentiated instruction will be provided for students based on data gathered from state testing as well as local predictive assessments and short-cycle assessments and will provide rigorous instruction based on individual need. Data will be reevaluated periodically in our effort to meet the needs of any student who is not on pace with the mastery of the NCSCOS objectives. In addition, we will continue to strive for an optimum student-centered learning environment in all classrooms through continuous improvement cycles. Our success will be periodically measured through the use of the School Improvement Plan review and data analysis.
2012-13 Panther Facts
· 400 students and growing. Student centered learning environment.
· 3 to 4 classroom per grade level.
· Excellent community support and involvement
· Met No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2008-09 and the 2009-2010 school year; did not make AYP for 2011-12 year
· Met 10 of 13 Targets for AYP during the school year 2011-12
· Daily reading instruction that equals or exceeds 90 minutes per day
· Weekly teacher Professional Learning Communities to plan and share best practices and high yield strategies
· Staff ownership and input on processes and the School Improvement Plan. All stakeholders are involved in planning
· Use of Continuous Classroom Improvement model
· Time provided each day for planning and/or staff development
· Stakeholder Issue Bin for input and improvement of processes
· District recognition for outstanding Safe School Plan
· Goals for 2011-12:
· Goals for 2012-13: 80% or higher performance on the
We Are Showing Improvement!
Our data on growth, etc. is showing some good solid improvement! This is something that we are very proud of and excited about!
Here are our celebrations:
· In 2010-11, we met 7 out of 13 targets (or 53.8%) for AYP. This past year (2011-12), we met 10 out of 13 targets, or 76.9 % of the AYP targets
· In 2010-11, we did not make our expected growth in any of our subgroups (our subgroups are Economically Disadvantaged and White students in both reading and math). This past year (2011-12) we met our growth in three of our subgroups using safe harbor and confidence intervals!
· Overall in the
· We are at an all time high in 2011-12 for EOG proficiency in Science, growing to 58.7% proficient from 45.8% in 2010-11. in 2008-09 we were 35% proficient and in 2009-2010 we were 54.2% proficient.
· 3rd Grade is at a 4 year high in Reading EOG proficiency with a 65% proficiency in 2011-12 (Compared to 60% in 2008-09; 49.2% in 2009-2010; 62.3% in 2010-11).
· 5th grade improved to 52% proficiency in the
· 3rd grade improved to 85.7% proficiency in the Math EOG for 2011-12 over 84.1% in 2010-11.
· 5th grade maintained their performance in the Math EOG proficiency for 2011-12 at 69% and at 69% for 2010-11.
· Our overall performance composite for 2011-12 is 66%, which is an increase from the overall performance composite of 64% in 2010-11.
Keep Up The Great Work Scotts Elementary!