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Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


Overview
 Central Middle School is a rural middle school located in Gates County, North Carolina. Approximately, 390 students attend Central Middle School. The school's demographics consist of approximately 65% white students and 35% African American students, and 55% of our students are considered low socioeconomic status.
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


Planning Team

Regina Bracy, EC Teacher

Casey Brown, Parent

Alice Casterlow, 6th Grade Math Teacher

Tony Coley, Assistant Principal

Deidre House, 7th Grade Math Teacher

Steve Hunter, Principal

Crystal Owens, 8th Grade English Teacher

Stacy White, Media Coordinator

Kristen Ward, Data Manager

 

 

 

Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
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Gates County Public Schools will work collaboratively with all stakeholders to provide a nurturing educational environment that empowers students to be college and career ready through utilizing technology and 21st century skills. Gates County Public Schools are committed to inspiring all students to reach their maximum potential in becoming productive citizens.
Gates County Public Schools

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Central Middle School shall be an institution where students are challenged and motivated to succeed in an emerging global society.
Gates County Public Schools

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The following is Central Middle School's Test Data from the 2016-2017 school year:

Reading EOG Proficiency 54% down 2 points from previous year.

Math EOG Proficiency 46% up 6 points from previous year.

Science EOG Proficiency 84% up 9 points from previous year.

Math One Proficiency 100% up 10 points from previous year.

Central Middle School did not meet growth.

Overall, Central Middle School's test scores increased 10 points from 45% to 55%.

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For the 2017-2018 school year, we expect to accomplish the following goals:

Increase reading proficiency by six points to 60%

Increase math proficiency by 5 points to 51%

To have at least 80% of our 8th graders to pass Science EOG

To have at least 100% of our Math One students to pass their End of Course of Math One exam

To have Central Middle School to make at least 'Expected Growth'

To increase our school-wide attendance from 90% to 95%

Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
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Glossary of Terms

Listed below are phrases or words used in the Gates Strategic Improvement Planning model.

Continuous Improvement Process – A process whereby the district, on a routine and systematic basis, reviews and updates the “district” and “school” strategic improvement plans.  Questions used to facilitate this process include “Who are we?”, “Where are we now?”, “Where do we want to go?”, “How will we know when we have arrived?” and “How do we plan to get there?”.

“District” Strategic Improvement Plan – The district strategic improvement plan serves as the strategic and operational improvement plan for the school system.  The district strategic improvement plan is developed and updated using a continuous improvement process.

School Improvement Plan – A school improvement plan is aligned to the district strategic improvement plan and serves as the strategic and operational plan for the school.  The school strategic improvement plan is developed and updated using a continuous improvement process.

Planning Team – A group of 20 – 25 people, both internal and external, who work to develop the district Beliefs, Mission, Vision, Strategic Goal Areas or Goals and Strategic Priorities.

Action Team(s) – A group of 5 – 7 people, primarily staff, who work to develop the Performance Objectives, Measures & Targets for a Strategic Goal Area or Goal.  Typically there will be a different action team for each Strategic Goal Area or Goal.

 

Who are we?

Beliefs – The fundamental convictions and core values that guide the actions and decisions of an district

Mission – Defines why a district exists; the district’s purpose/core work; all operational functions, actions and decisions should support the mission.

Vision – The statement of a district’s picture of future success which communicates; where it wants to be in the future.  The vision helps to determine the district strategic perspectives.

 

Where are we now?

Stakeholder Input – Data gathered from stakeholders, internal and external.  May be in the form of a survey or public engagement session.

SWOT Analysis – Listing of district’s strengths (S), weaknesses (W), opportunities (O) and threats (T).

 

Where do we want to go?

Strategic Goal Areas or Goals – District Strategic Improvement Plans typically have between three to five strategic goal areas which provide a framework to describe the district’s mission and vision.  Strategic Goal Areas highlight the key areas that a district must address as it works to achieve its mission.

Strategic Priorities – 2 to 4 key measurable performance areas under each strategic goal or goal area in which the district needs to put special emphasis.

Strategic Dashboard – Graphical report that captures, for quick review, the strategic priority measures of the district. 

 

How will we know when we have arrived?

Performance Objectives – Are concise statements that describe the specific strategies within each strategic goal or goal area that must be performed for a district to achieve its desired results.  Performance Objectives along with specific performance measures will be used to determine progress towards overall strategic goals or goal areas.  Performance objectives should be stated in action terms, beginning with an action verb, such as improve, increase, reduce, initiate, develop, lower, become, achieve, etc.

Performance Measures – Are quantifiable measures used to evaluate and communicate performance against targeted results.  Performance Measures are tools used to determine whether districts, groups and individual performers are meeting performance objectives and moving toward the successful implementation of strategic goals.

Performance Targets – Desired levels of performance for performance measures, usually expressed as a number or percentage, and expected to be achieved by a specific time.

Performance Scorecard – An actual report of performance objectives used to evaluate target vs. actual results of performance measures over time.  The performance scorecard presents a balanced view of the success of the district.

 

How do we plan to get there?

Action Plan(s) – A set of initiatives with individual action steps for the board of education, district and individual schools to implement one of the stated performance objectives.  Action plans should reflect cost implications, resources needed, personnel responsible and timeframe for completion.

Initiatives – A plan, program, project, process, or task that will have a positive impact on progress towards a performance objective. 

Action Steps – Individual steps needed to be completed to execute an initiative which is linked to a performance objective.

Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
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Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


I.Purpose And Direction

Created on 9/23/2016 at 3:28 PM EST by NCGates Admin
Last Modified on 10/4/2017 at 4:33 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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I.1.SMART Goal 1- Every Central Middle School Teacher will provide all students with a personalized education that is centered around rigor, relationships, and relevance.

Person Responsible
Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Created on 2/10/2017 at 10:29 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/4/2017 at 4:37 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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I.1.A.Action Step A- Teachers will utilize student data throughout the school year to drive instruction.

Department/Group
Leadership Team; Principals; Teachers

Timeline
7/1/2017-6/30/2018


Status
In Progress

Completion Date
6/8/2018

Evidence
Teachers will see an increase in all test scores on exams such as common assessments, benchmark assessments,NC Check Ins, and End of Grade Tests.


Created on 2/10/2017 at 10:31 AM EST by Steve Hunter
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I.1.B.Action Step B- Teachers will increase literacy instruction for all students in all classes.

Department/Group
District Curriculum Team; Leadership Team; Principals; Teachers

Start Date
8/27/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
6/8/2018

Evidence
Teachers will assign more reading and writing assignments in each class period, daily.


Created on 2/10/2017 at 10:34 AM EST by Steve Hunter
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I.1.C.Action Step C- Teachers will enhance their knowledge and implementation of differentiation while teaching all students.

Department/Group
District Curriculum Team; Principals

Start Date
8/22/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
6/8/2018

Evidence
Individual classroom instruction will demonstrate the use of centers/stations, small group instruction, whole class instruction, peer instruction, etc.


Created on 2/10/2017 at 10:42 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/30/2017 at 1:08 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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I.1.D.Action Step D- Teachers will read various professional and educational books throughout the school year and conduct book studies to deepen their professional knowledge. Teachers will read "Focus" and "Improving the Growth Index", both books discuss the importance of literacy and improving student learning for all students.

Department/Group
Principals; Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
9/10/2017

Due Date
4/30/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
4/30/2018

Evidence
Principals will see evidence of teachers utilizing strategies that were discussed in the book study of the books read throughout the school year.


Created on 10/4/2017 at 1:08 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 10:10 AM EST by Steve Hunter
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I.1.E.Action Step E- Teachers will be required to attend at least three games or events per year in order to build relationships with students.

Department/Group
Teachers

Person Responsible
Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
9/18/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Staff Attendance at Sporting Events

Student surveys



Created on 10/6/2017 at 11:11 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 11:13 AM EST by Steve Hunter
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I.2.SMART Goal 2- All teachers will receive professional development training on various topics such as co-teaching, developing and implementing engaging lesson plans, and strategies to improve literacy awareness among the students.

Status
Not Started

Created on 2/10/2017 at 11:18 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/4/2017 at 10:02 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
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I.2.A.Action Step A- Increase staff development in utilizing research-based instructional strategies that improve literacy skills.

Department/Group
District Curriculum Team; Leadership Team; Principals; Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
8/27/2017

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Increase in ELA proficiency scores

Classroom data

Writing samples

Integration of reading and writing across the curriculum



Created on 2/10/2017 at 11:21 AM EST by Steve Hunter
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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
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I.2.B.Action Step B- Encourage/support teacher endeavors in continuing education such as pursuing National Board Certification, obtaining master's degree in a certain discipline, and attending workshops, which pertain to their disciplines.

Department/Group
Principals

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Timeline
August 2017-June 2018


Start Date
8/20/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

See an increase of teachers pursuing National Boards and attending various need based workshops

Increase number of NBCTs

Increased enrollment in Advanced Degree Programs



Created on 2/10/2017 at 11:24 AM EST by Steve Hunter
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Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
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I.2.C.Action Step C- Teachers will increase the amount of time their students spend reading and writing in their classes.

Department/Group
Leadership Team; Principals; Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
8/27/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Formal and informal classroom observations

Evidence in Lesson Plans

Reading Logs

Writing Samples



Created on 10/4/2017 at 2:46 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 11:49 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


II.Governance And Leadership

Description

The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness



Created on 9/23/2016 at 3:28 PM EST by NCGates Admin
Last Modified on 9/23/2016 at 3:28 PM EST by NCGates Admin
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


II.1.SMART Goal 1- All of Central Middle School educators will concentrate and work toward increased student proficiency and student growth in all content based subjects.

Created on 10/4/2017 at 10:16 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/4/2017 at 10:16 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


II.1.A.Action Step A CMS administrators and support staff will provide staff development and professional development for all teachers at CMS. Co Teaching Digital Literacy Differentiation

Department/Group
District Curriculum Team; Leadership Team; Principals

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Benefits
Benefits are teachers will be more effective in their delivery of instruction.


Start Date
8/20/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Increased student learning

Teachers will utilize strategies that will be presented in the staff development.

 



Created on 10/4/2017 at 10:19 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 12:18 PM EST by Steve Hunter
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II.1.B. Action Step B- CMS administrators and lead teachers will conduct classroom observations and provide feedback to all teachers at Central Middle.

Department/Group
Principals

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
9/5/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence
Principals and lead teachers will see an increase in teachers implementing best teaching practices, which should lead to an improvement in student learning.


Created on 10/4/2017 at 1:36 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/6/2017 at 1:19 PM EST by Steve Hunter
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III.Teaching And Assessing For Learning

Description

The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning



Created on 9/23/2016 at 3:28 PM EST by NCGates Admin
Last Modified on 9/23/2016 at 3:28 PM EST by NCGates Admin
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.1.Central Middle School will increase overall proficiency by 10 points from 55% to 65% during the 2017-18 school year.

Created on 10/4/2017 at 11:23 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/4/2017 at 11:23 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.1.A.Action Step A- CMS Teachers will increase reading and writing (literacy) for understanding for all students.

Department/Group
District Curriculum Team; Principals; Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
8/28/2017

Due Date
5/30/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Reading Logs

Lesson Plans



Created on 10/4/2017 at 11:25 AM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 12:38 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.1.B.Action Step B Teachers will provide differentiated instruction in all core subjects.

Department/Group
Leadership Team; Principals; Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
9/5/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Lesson plans

Increased student achievement

Classroom observations, formal and informal



Created on 10/4/2017 at 12:58 PM EST by Steve Hunter
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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.1.C.Action Step C-Teachers will meet with students to discuss their individual data on common assessments, benchmark tests, and NC Check Ins. Teachers will utilize the data to meet the needs of all students.

Department/Group
Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
9/5/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Students producing data notebooks

Data Walls in classrooms and data walls visible in hallways

Bi-monthly data team meetings

Individualized instruction

Growth scores

Differentiation

 



Created on 10/4/2017 at 1:01 PM EST by Steve Hunter
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7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.1.D.Action Step D- Central Middle School will work with all stakeholders in order to increase parental involvement at home and school.

Department/Group
Principals; Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
8/28/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

More parents visiting on campus (Parent sign in document)

Teachers utilizing Remind

School Messenger Messages

Doughnuts with Dads

Muffins with Moms

Open House

Parent-Teacher Conferences



Created on 10/6/2017 at 1:16 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 1:36 PM EST by Steve Hunter
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7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.2.SMART Goal 2- All students at CMS will show growth in reading and math compared to the 2016-2017 Growth Index.

Created on 10/4/2017 at 2:50 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/4/2017 at 2:52 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.2.A.Action Step A- Teachers will meet bi-weekly in PLC meetings to discuss test data and best teaching practices.

Department/Group
Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
9/7/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Minutes from PLC Meetings

Revised Lesson Plans to show what was demonstrated in PLC meetings



Created on 10/4/2017 at 2:54 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/6/2017 at 10:51 AM EST by Steve Hunter
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7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.2.B.Action Step B- Teachers will utilize differentiation strategies in their classes on a regular basis.

Start Date
8/28/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

More stations for students should be prevalent in all classes

Lesson plans

Decrease in whole class instruction

Peer tutoring



Created on 10/4/2017 at 2:57 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 1:38 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.2.C.Action Step C- Students will be required to keep a data notebook that contains individual test data plus personal academic goals.

Department/Group
Teachers

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
9/5/2017

Due Date
5/31/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
5/31/2018

Evidence

Functioning Student Data Notebooks with up to date data

Students knowing their data (data walls visible in classrooms)

Graphs/charts- student data

Increased student participation



Created on 10/4/2017 at 2:59 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 1:51 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Gates County Public Schools

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GCCMS School Improvement Plan
7/1/2016-6/30/2018


III.2.D.Action Step D- School wide attendance will be 95% or higher each day.

Department/Group
Leadership Team; Principals

Person Responsible
Tony Coley, Assistant Principal; Steve Hunter, Central Middle School

Start Date
8/28/2017

Due Date
6/8/2018

Status
In Progress

Completion Date
6/8/2018

Evidence

Absenteeism Report

Higher EOG Results

Frequent Letters to Parents based on attendance

Telephone Calls

Attendance Committee Reports and Recommendations

 



Created on 10/4/2017 at 3:00 PM EST by Steve Hunter
Last Modified on 10/29/2017 at 1:57 PM EST by Steve Hunter