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2 The mission of Shelby County Schools is to empower our diverse students to reach their full potential through an innovative educational system. Shelby county schools To become a model for excellence in education on the local, state, national, and international levels VisionMissionBeliefs Everyone can learn. Every learning environment will be safe, caring, healthy, and positive. All individuals will be treated with dignity and respect. All individuals will have an equal opportunity to a quality education. Our community is enriched through diversity. Community and family involvement are vital. Learning is a lifelong process. Continuous improvement is the standard for excellence. The mission of Shelby County Schools is to empower our diverse students to reach their full potential through an innovative educational system. Shelby County Schools To become a model for excellence in education on the local, state, national, and international levels VisionMissionBeliefs Everyone can learn. Every learning environment will be safe, caring, healthy, and positive. All individuals will be treated with dignity and respect. All individuals will have an equal opportunity to a quality education. Our community is enriched through diversity. Community and family involvement are vital. Learning is a lifelong process. Continuous improvement is the standard for excellence.

3 Overview of the Shelby County School System 39 Schools  19 elementary and intermediate schools  17 middle and high schools  Linda Nolen Learning Center  Shelby County School of Technology  Alternative School – SCISC

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5 STUDENT ENROLLMENT 260 additional students from additional students from two years ago ,172 total students Elementary and Intermediate 13,208 students Middle and High 14,845 students Unique Situations 119 students ,823 total students Elementary and Intermediate 13,232 students Middle and High 14,442 students Unique Situations 149 students ,432 total students Elementary and Intermediate 13,167 students Middle and High 15,146 students Unique Situations 119 students

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8 Free & Reduced Population 2011 Free & Reduced Population – 34% 2010 Free & Reduced Population – 31% 70% or above – 2 schools 60% or above – 6 schools 50% or above – 12 schools 40% or above – 19 schools

9 ELL Population  1,593 students receive ELL services  5.7% of our total population  Largest ELL population in the state  2,996 students in Shelby County Schools who use language other than English in their homes  53 languages spoken by students in our system representing 63 countries.

10 Personnel  2,064 professional employees  1,384 support employees  3,448 total employees

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12 Capital Improvements  Additions/new wings at Valley Elementary, Thompson High School and Linda Nolen Learning Center.  Recent renovations/classroom additions at Chelsea High School, Meadow View Elementary, Creek View Elementary, and Pelham High School.  New schools in high growth areas, including: 1) a new high school for the Helena zone; 2) a new elementary school for the Chelsea zone; and 3) a new Calera Middle School (former Shelby Academy Property)  Planned renovations include: 1) library and gymnasium renovation at Wilsonville Elementary; 2) kitchen, cafeteria, & gym expansion at Columbiana Middle; 3) gymnasium & locker room renovations at Montevallo Middle; 4) library renovation at Inverness Elementary; and 3) auditorium renovation at Vincent Middle/High.

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15  Financial records balanced and closed monthly  Monthly managerial report to the BOE  Annual Accountability Report  Every school audited once a month  System audited annually by state examiners  All records open to the public  Exemplary state audits  No major finding in audits  No money found to be missing Financial Accountability

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17 Continuous School Improvement  Implemented Continuous School Improvement Process at Every School.  All schools have established School Leadership Teams that work to analyze data and determine goals for their school.  CSI leadership training has been held for local school administrators and local school leadership teams.  Goal is to unify our system and move it from “good to great.”

18  Includes 12 strategic areas –At Risk; Communication; Community Partnerships; Continuous Improvement; Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment; Facilities; Finance; Governance & Leadership; Human Resources; Professional Learning; Safety & Discipline; and Support Operations  Addresses the growing needs in our community Five-Year Strategic Plan

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20 Leadership Development  Reorganized monthly principals’ meetings to include opportunities for professional learning  Implemented “turn-around” training for assistant principals  Established Shelby County Central Leaders, which meets four times per year for professional learning  Partnered with the Alabama Best Practices Center to lead sessions with Central Leaders, as well as monthly professional learning sessions with the Instructional Staff  Executive Leadership Development  School Board  Assistant Superintendents & Coordinators

21 Instruction  Hold the goal of providing educational excellence  Unified focus by implementing best practices and standards based instruction in all grades  Shared ownership of student work by teachers working in collaborative professional learning communities  Continue to strive to meet the individual needs of all students  Accomplishments & priorities  Implementation of “My Future”  Planning process for life after high school

22 Highest graduation rate in system’s history – 93% Continued Above-Average ACT scores. For 2011, the average system composite score was 22.1; the state average was Continued increase in standardized test scores in all schools – Test scores have continued to improve in spite of proration and other issues. As mentioned earlier, Child Nutrition Program was recognized at the national level and 20 of our schools were awarded the USDA HealthierUS Schools Gold Medal of Distinction. Shelby County Schools recognized for the past 2 years by Ala. School Connections as having the most informative and transparent website among all school districts in the state. Achieved District Accreditation from SACS/AdvancED in October 2009 and was given the Quality Achievement Award for being a model district. Accomplishments

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