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Report
Analysis of Data at South Paulding
High School from 2008 to 2010
Kim Huett, Anne Roycroft,
Gina Smeeton, and Robin Wofford
Purpose
O South Paulding High School (SPHS) has not made
Adequate Yearly Progress for the past two years.
O Our group reviewed school data and improvement
plans for 2008-2009 through 2009-2010 school
year.
O Math was identified as being an area in need of
greater focus for school improvement at SPHS.
Study Provides…
O Contextual information about student, staff
and community demographics
O Overview of relevant S. I. goals and
objectives
O Assessment data - how the school is
evaluated
O Renewed focus on strategies: math and
achievement of all students
Demographic Characteristics
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Atlanta metro. area
Mix of rural and planned communities
Growing population over 142,000
School District is largest employer
Many commute to Atlanta for work
Third fastest growing county in the
United States (74% over last 10 years)
O School District student population
increased by 36% between 2005 and
2010
School Community
O County residents median income:
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$63,000(2009)
Over 60% residents relocated to area
77.7% White, 17.1% Black, and 5.1%
Hispanic and/or Latino
85.8% of residents hold high school diploma
20.1% hold bachelor's degree
School (students)
O Children under the age of 18 comprise 30% of
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Paulding county residents.
In 2009, Paulding County Schools served
28,000 students in 33 schools.
Five of the District's elementary schools are
Title 1.
The District did not meet AYP in 2010.
Paulding County Schools were designated as in
need of improvement by The Georgia
Department of Education.
South Paulding High School
O Opened 2006 with 1165 students
(grades 9- 11)
O Redistricted from Hiram and
Paulding High
O First senior class graduated in
2008 (208 students)
O 2008-2009 school year, enrollment
1,893… 2,096 the following year
Staffing
O 116 teachers
O Eight administrators
O Seven support personnel
O Teachers average 7.77 years experience
O Student-teacher ratio is 18:1
O Staff absence increased since the school
opened (seven days per teacher in 2007 10.5 in
2009)
Improvement Objectives
O SIP Math achievement sub-goal: meeting or
exceeding on Math GHSGT will increase
annually by 1%.
O Paulding County School district goal:
Decrease identified achievement gaps that
exist among subgroups of students as
described by NCLB.
O Our group chose to focus on math
achievement.
School Climate Data
O Letter home to parents of all
students in the county, urging
parents to work with faculty and
staff to ensure optimal academic
performance
O Parents invited to visit schools to
discuss questions or concerns
Summary of School’s
Performance
O Did not make AYP in part as result of math scores of
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Georgia High School Graduation Test
2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years, all SPHS
students scored below state average (within 4 percentage
points.)
Across State of Georgia, sufficient number of students met
or exceeded Annual Measurable Objective in 2008-2009,
but fell short fell short in 2009-2010
Both years, White students scored between half a point
and four points above AMO
Both years, White students at SPHS score approximately
ten points below average percentage for white students
across State of Georgia
Table 1
Summary of School’s
Performance
O Sample numbers of both Hispanic and students
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with disabilities do not support prudent analyses
56.8% of Black students met or exceeded
expectations in 2008-2009
54.9% in 2009-2010 met or exceeded
State of Georgia saw a five-point decline in the
meet/exceeds rate of Black students (SPHS = 2%)
Economically disadvantaged students at SPHS met
and/or exceeded expectations below AMO level
both years
Scored higher than statewide counterparts by
several points
Table 2
Recommendations
O More detailed reviewed of math
performance
O Look at change over time (middle
school-high school)
O Develop better understanding (teachers)
of specific weaknesses in instruction,
delivery, and student performance (all
grades in all math-related subjects)
O Lack of readily available school climate
data or obvious attempts to survey or
involve parents, students and community
in identifying areas of concern
Recommendations
O Morale and community involvement are worthy of
further investigation at South Paulding High School.
O Rapid community growth can create barriers, but also
opportunities for new partnerships and financial support
not always present in other Georgia school districts.
O We recommend an in-depth study involving collection
of both qualitative and quantitative data from all
stakeholders, including families, students, community
and business leaders.
O An additional recommendation is that SPHS consider
initiatives to embrace math achievement with the
assistance of the business community and the entire
student and faculty populations.
References
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Alliance for the Study of School Climate. (2011). Change from the inside: Examining K-12 school
reform using the ASSC School Climate Assessment Indicator. Retrieved from
http://www.calstatela.edu/centers/schoolclimate/resources/change_from_inside.html
Georgia Department of Education. (2010a). School reports: Paulding County Schools. Retrieved from
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ReportingFW.aspx?PageReq= 111 &CountyId= 710
&PID=62&PTID=213&T=0&FY=2010
Georgia Department of Education. (2010b). School reports: South Paulding High School. Retrieved
from http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ReportingFW.aspx?PageReq=101&
SchoolId=21802&PID=63&PTID=214&T=0&FY=2010
Georgia Department of Education. (2010c). School reports: State of Georgia. Retrieved from
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ReportingFW.aspx?PageReq=211&PID=61&PTID=212&StateId=ALL&T
=0&FY=2010
Hill, Y. (2010). Paulding County School District AYP letter to parents. Retrieved from
http://www.paulding.k12.ga.us/school-improvement/pdfs/AYP_Letter_2010-2011.pdf
Paulding County School District. (2010). Paulding County School District website. Retrieved from
http://schools.paulding.k12.ga.us/ischooldistrict/index2.php?district_ID=2
South Paulding High School. (2010). South Paulding High School school improvement plan 20102013. Retrieved from http://schools.paulding.k12.ga.us/ischooldistrict/media /files/1426/ SPHS School
Improvement Plan 10-11.pdf
South Paulding High School (2011). South Paulding High School website. Retrieved from
http://schools.paulding.k12.ga.us/ischooldistrict/index.php?school_ID=36&district_ID=2
U.S. Census Bureau. (2010). 2010 census: Paulding County, Georgia. Retrieved from
http:quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/13223.html

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