Worcester Public Schools

Report
Worcester Public Schools
State of the Schools Address
Superintendent Melinda J. Boone
Alumni Auditorium, North High School
October 21, 2013
Poor
leadership
Not enough accountability
High
Insufficient funding
Poverty
Poor student achievement
Crumbling buildings and infrastructure
Low graduation rates
Too much focus on
standards
Fosters loss of the middle class
Ineffective teachers
High dropout rates
Uninvolved
parents
Too much accountability
Drain
on
public
funding
State of the Schools, 2013-14
30,000
25,000
20,000
15,000
10,000
5,000
0
24,538
24,626
State of the Schools: A Season of Change
Student Population
WPS
State
Low Income
73.1
37.0
English Language Learners
34.3
7.7
First Language not English
44.0
17.3
Special Education
20.7
17.0
Wawecus Road School
State of the Schools, 2013-14
100
90
80
80
70
60
50 52
50
40
30
30
35
34
53
52
38
57
59 57
2011
2012
25
2013
10
0
Gr. 4
2009
2010
44
20
Gr. 3
2008
Gr. 5
Gr. 6
Gr. 7
Gr. 8
Gr. 10
State of the Schools, 2013-14
100
90
80
70
62
60
50
40
38
43 44
43
30
33
31
51
45
36
34
24
27
2013
0
Gr. 5
Gr. 6
Gr. 7
2010
2012
10
Gr. 4
2009
2011
33
20
Gr. 3
2008
Gr. 8
Gr. 10
State of the Schools, 2013-14
100
90
80
70
2008
60
2009
47
50
40
30
2011
30
23
22
16
20
2012
23
2013
10
0
Gr. 5
2010
Gr. 8
HS
State of the Schools, 2013-14
2000
1800
1600
1400
1200
1000
800
600
400
200
0
1689 1754
1456
1015 1040
644
621
1186
1067 1128
885
722
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Students taking at
least a single AP exam
Total number of AP
exams administered
State of the Schools, 2013-14
2000
3+=639
or 37.8%
1800
3+=576
or 39.6%
1600
1400
1200
3+=404
or 39.8%
3+=455
or 43.8%
1000
57
133
77
156
214
222
800
600
400
200
303
266
3+=472
or 39.8%
79
140
88
159
308
319
379
2008
2009
2010
365
100
167
405
443
522
422
458
2011
5
4
329
253
335
90
184
3+=672
or 38.3%
3
2
1
607
561
2012
2012
0
State of the Schools, 2013-14
Year
4 Year
Graduation Rate
5 year
Graduation Rate
2012
72.3
.
2011
72.0
77.7
2010
71.4
75.0
2009
70.1
74.0
2008
69.2
76.0
2007
69.8
75.3
University Park Campus School
State of the Schools, 2013-14
Year
Drop Out
Rate
2012
4.1
2011
3.7
2010
3.8
2009
5.1
2008
4.7
2007
6.0
Gates Lane School
State of the Schools, 2013-14
Level 1 and Level 2:
Level 1
80% of schools
Level 2
Level 3: Lowest performing
20% of schools
Level 3
Level 4: Lowest performing
schools (subset of Level 3)
Level 4
Level 5: Chronically
underperforming schools
(subset of Level 3 and 4)
Level 5
State of the Schools, 2013-14
* 8 schools classified as Level 1 schools
* 10 schools classified as Level 2 schools
* 24 schools classified as Level 3 schools
} 48% Level 1 or 2
up from 33% in
2010
* 2 schools continue to be classified as Level 4 schools
* As a district with a Level 4 school, the WPS is also classified into Level 4.
May Street School
* Level 1 – 4 consecutive years
West Tatnuck, Worcester Arts Magnet School,
Worcester Technical High School
* Level 1 – new this year
Lake View, Gates Lane, Belmont Street
* Level 1 and/or 2 past 3-4 years
Clark Street, Columbus Park, Flagg Street,
Heard Street, May Street, Midland Street,
Nelson Place, University Park Campus School
* Level 2 – four consecutive years
Forest Grove Middle, Jacob Hiatt, Thorndyke Road,
Wawecus Road
State of the Schools, 2013-14
• 12 schools made overall targets for narrowing proficiency gaps
• 15 schools were on or above target for narrowing ELA proficiency gaps
• 11 schools were on or above target for narrowing mathematics proficiency
gaps
• 15 schools were on or above target for narrowing science proficiency gaps
• Of the 7 high schools in the district, 4 made their targets for graduation
rates while 2 school made targets for dropout
State of the Schools, 2013-14
• District wide student growth percentiles “on target” for ELA
• 16 schools were “on target” for student growth in ELA.
• 14 schools were “above target” for student growth in ELA.
• 13 schools were “on target” for student growth in Mathematics.
• 11 schools were “above target” for student growth in Mathematics.
State of the Schools, 2013-14
•
One of only 3 schools in the state in the initial
cohort of schools that is on the cusp of exiting
Level 4 status
•
Additional time needed to ensure sustainability
of results
•
Highlighted after year 1 in the state’s Rapid
Achievement Gains Report
State of the Schools, 2013-14
•
Exited Level 4 status after first 3 years!!!
•
‘Above target’ for narrowing proficiency gaps in ELA,
Math and Science & Tech./Eng.
•
Above accountability growth targets in
ELA and Math
•
Instructional practices, professional development
and climate change of the school documented in
report of external evaluator
State of the Schools, 2013-14
•
100% of Grade 6 students Proficient or above
on ELA MCAS
•
100% of Grade 7 students Proficient or above
on ELA MCAS
•
100% of Grade 8 students Proficient or above
on ELA MCAS
•
100% of Grade 10 students Proficient or above
on ELA MCAS
•
100% of Grade 10 students Proficient or above
on Mathematics MCAS
State of the Schools, 2013-14
Worcester Technical High School
Principal Sheila Harrity, the MetLife National High School
Principal of the Year and Massachusetts Secondary School
Administrators’ Association Principal of the Year
2013 National Blue Ribbon School Candidate
West Tatnuck Elementary School
Commended by the DESE (3rd straight year!) for narrowing
proficiency gaps
South High School
Since 2009, 52 percent increase in AP course enrollments
Since 2009, 60 percent increase in AP exams taken
Since 2009, 38 percent increase in AP exams scores 3+
WPS Curriculum Liaisons
State of the Schools, 2013-14
Delivering on High Expectations and Outstanding Results for All Students
•
100 percent of students will be guaranteed a rigorous core curriculum
resulting in measureable gains in student learning
Milestones for College and Career Readiness
•
A 50 percent reduction in the proficiency gap in English Language Arts,
Mathematics and Science & Technology/Engineering by 2016-17
In ELA, a CPI of 88.1 by 2016-17
In Mathematics, a CPI of 83.7 by 2016-17
In Science & Technology/Engineering, a CPI of 80.8 by 2016-17
• Increase the WPS graduation rate to 90 percent over 4 years or 95 percent
over 5 years by 2016-17
• A 50 percent reduction in the annual dropout rate to 1.9 percent by 2016-17
• 100 percent of graduates will successfully complete high school coursework
that prepares them for both college and career

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