Englewood
Elementary
A M AG N E T S C H O O L O F L I T E R AC Y A N D T E C H N O LO G Y
MIDYEAR STAKEHOLDERS MEETING AND
STATE OF THE SCHOOL ADDRESS
Englewood Elementary School
A Magnet School of Literacy and Technology
• Located in the Southside of
Jacksonville in the Englewood
Neighborhood
• Behind Englewood High School
on Spring Park Road
• Built in 1956 with additional
wings built in 1975 and 1990
A Magnet School of Literacy and Technology
• Programs to Promote Literacy and the Appreciation of Reading
• Promote a Culture of Lifelong Reading
• Monthly Literacy Programs
• Strategic Investments in Reading Resources
• 2014 Recipient of the Dollar General Literacy Grant
• Integration of Technology in Instruction
• Two Computer Labs
• QZAB I Recipient; Schoolwide Wireless Internet
• Interactive White Boards in Every Classroom
• Technology-infused Resource Classes
Demographic Information
• Increased Enrollment: 427 in 2014-15, 477 in 2014-15 (FTE projection was
417!)
• Diversity: 7% Asian, 36% African American, 16% Hispanic, 10% Multi-Racial,
31% White
• Title I School with over 80% Students Eligible for Free and Reduced Priced
Lunch (according to new calculation)
• Increased Homeless Student population 18 students
• Increased English Language Learner (ELL/ESOL population): 73 Active ELL
students last year increased to 107 ELL students!
• More non-English speaking students (Level 1) in grades 3-5 than ever
• Top Languages in 2009-10: Spanish, Bosian, Serbian, Croatian
• Top Languages in 2014-15: Spanish, Burmese, Arabaic, Bosian
NEEDS ASSESSMENT
WHAT ARE OUR STUDENTS ACADEMIC
ACHIEVEMENT NEEDS?
School Grade Performance
Total School Grade Points 2009-2014
591 A
Last Year for
FCAT
2014
541 A
Higher Scores
Needed
2013
2012
• Earned a school grade of
A, Nine out of 11 years
591 A
• Highest performing Title
I School in DCPS by
School Grade
507 B
FCAT 2.0
Harder Test
Introduced
2011
596 A
Griffin’s 1st Year
2010
2009
493 C
0
100
200
300
400
500
600
• Three Consecutive A’s
(2012, 2013, 2014)
700
• 2nd Highest School in
Duval County by Value
Added Model Score
FCAT Scores from 2013-14 School year
Proficiency Levels
• Reading: 59% (Last year: 61%, -2%)
• Math: 75% (69%, +6% )
• Writing 50% (58%, -8%)
• Science 68% (60%, +8%)
FCAT Scores from 2013-14 School year
Gains Scores
• Reading:
• ALL STUDENTS: 75% (Last year: 70%, +5%)
• LOWEST 25%: 87% (65%, +18%)
• Math:
• ALL STUDENTS: 85% (82%, +3% )
• LOWEST 25%: (92%, +20%)
OTHER NEEDS/CHALLENGES
• New Curriculum Standards in Grades 3-5 (Full Common Core)
• New Statewide Assessment for 2014-15
• Test creation and pilot testing ongoing
• Little information from the State about the new assessment
• Test Normed in Utah
• Little to no information on Impact on School Grades, Scoring Levels
SCHOOL
IMPROVEMENT PLAN
WHAT WILL OR HAS BEEN DONE TO
ADDRESS THE IDENTIFIED ACADEMIC
NEEDS?
Englewood Elementary’s School
Improvement Plan
• Increased Professional Development for Teachers
• Full-time Reading Coach
• Full-time Math Coach (first time ever!)
• Increased grade level specific training in Reading, Math, and ELL
• New Curriculum Standards
• New Student Data Management Tool (Performance Matters)
• New Teaching Tools (TeacherMate, Achieve 3000)
Englewood Elementary’s School
Improvement Plan-continued
• Increased Student Support
• Full-time Reading Interventionist (Provides direct in-school support to 80 students)
• One additional full-time paraprofessional for ELL Students (native Burmese speaker
to start in February); Makes total of two ELL paraprofessional
• Interpreting support for Burmese families
• Small group instruction for English acquisition
• Afterschool Tutoring (starting in February)
• K-2 Reading (6 weeks)
• Grade 3-5 Reading and Mathematics
• Grades 4-5 Writing Boot Camp
• Two additional full-time basic paraprofessionals
• Provide relief for oversized classrooms in K-3 grade classrooms
• Small Group Instruction
Englewood Elementary’s School
Improvement Plan-continued
• New Teaching Tools
• Schoolwide Wireless
• TeacherMate (Kindergarten and 1st grade teachers use iPads for Reading
Instruction)
• Achieve 3000 (Online practice software for Grades 3-5 in non-fiction reading)
• iReady (Online instruction and practice software for all students, K-5)
COMMUNITY AND
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
AND INVOLVEMENT
WHAT ARE THE EXAMPLES OF COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT AND INVOLVEMENT THAT
THE STAKEHOLDERS ARE AWARE?
Community Engagement-Foundation
Partners
• Englewood Elementary School PTA
• Over $15,000 in financial support since 2009-10
• More Volunteers (Early Qualification for Golden Apple School Award for
Volunteerism!)
• SAC Member and PTA President-Mrs. Kim Van Horn
• Greater Englewood Neighborhood Association
• Longest Continuing Community (Outside) Partner
• Official Neighbor Organization
• Over $1000 in financial support since 2009
• SAC Chair: Mrs. Elaine Patrick
Community Engagement-Foundation
Partners
• Vineyard Christian Fellowship
• Primary Faith-Based Partner
• Mentors with BIGS of Northeast Florida
• Community Outreach Programs (Movie Nights, Community Service)
• SAC Member-Pastor Bob Hoover
• University of Phoenix
• Donated over $4000 in financial support for literacy programs
• SAC Member-Ms. Cheryl Hearn
• Englewood Full Service Schools
• Provides counseling and behavior therapy on-site to students
• Provides mini-grants for counseling and teacher programs
Community Engagement-Foundation
Partners
• Dollar General Stores
• Donate school supplies and incentives for parent giveaways
• Recipient of 2014 Dollar General Literacy Grant totaling $3924
• Sponsoring our Accelerated Reader Program
• Meninak Club of Jacksonville
• Provide Junior Achievement classes to Grades 2-5
• Award-winning program
• Englewood Full Service Center
• Provide on-site behavior therapy, counseling, and mental health services
• Over $1000 in grants for anti-bullying and other counseling programs
EVALUATION OF
RESULTS
HOW HAS THE COMMITTEE EVALUATED THE
EFFECTIVENESS OF THE ACTION TAKEN? WHAT
PROCESS HAS BEEN USED, WHO HAS BEEN
INVOLVED AND WHAT SPECIFIC CRITERIA?
Evaluation of Results
• How do we measure success?
• iReady Results
• District Curriculum Guide Assessments (Grades 2-5)
• Achieve 3000 Results
• Administrative Walkthroughs/Observations
• Who is involved?
• School administrators (Principal and Assistant Principal)
• School Advisory Council Members (Parents, Community Members, Teachers and
Staff Members)
NEXT STEPS
WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
“The Southside’s Best Kept Secret”
• Amazing Students
• Dedicated Teachers
• Excellent Community Partners
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