August 12, 2014
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2013-2014 educational progress for Glenn Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Michael O’Connor or Judy Corbett for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.glennpublicschool.or or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.
The state has identified some schools with the status of Reward, Focus or Priority. A Reward school is one that is outperforming other schools in achievement, growth, or is performing better than other schools with a similar student population. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.
Our school has been identified as a School that has not been given one of these designations.
The staff at Glenn School meets on a monthly basis in order to participate in timely professional development. The purpose of this professional development is to ensure that the staff has the needed information and resources in order to meet the academic and social needs of all students in all grade levels. The staff also works closely with the Title I Interventionist and special education personnel to make sure that the needs of all students are met.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
Glenn School draws students from districts surrounding the Ganges Township area. Glenn school is a single building that serves students in grades kindergarten through six. For the 2013-2014 school year, our enrollment was 36 students. We also participate in the Schools of Choice program and draw students from surrounding districts.
2. THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Glenn School’s 3-5 year school improvement plan is updated annually by the school improvement team. Our goals focus on continuous improvement in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics as we strive for each student to be proficient at their grade level and make at least one year of academic progress for each year they are with us. A copy of our school improvement plan is available in the Glenn Elementary School office.
3. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
There are no specialized schools within the Glenn Public School District.
4. IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE VARIANCES FROM THE STATE’S MODEL
Glenn School is currently in the process of transitioning to the Common Core State standards in the areas of English Language Arts and math. This transition will be completed through a 3 year initiative. Glenn School currently utilizes the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations for science and social studies. Our teachers participate in ongoing professional development in regards to the curriculum and best practices in teaching.
5. THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
There are no aggregate groups at Glenn School. We are continuously working to improve and appreciate the continued support of parents, staff, and community in this effort.
Currently, we have student achievement data available through DIBELS, STAR and Early STAR for English Language Arts.
6. IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
During the 2013-2014 school year, Glenn School held parent-teacher conferences in Fall 2013 and Spring 2014. The participation rate was 100% each time.
Michael O’Connor, Superintendent
Glenn Public School