2Shelby County Schools Shelby county schools Vision Mission Beliefs To become a model for excellence in education on the local, state, national, and international levelsThe mission of Shelby County Schools is to empower ourdiverse students to reachtheir full potentialthrough an innovativeeducational system.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 ourdiverse students to reachtheir full potentialthrough an innovativeeducational system.Shelby county schoolsTo become a model for excellence in education on the local, state,national, and international levelsVisionMissionBeliefsEveryone can learn.Every learning environment will be safe, caring, healthy, and positive.All individuals will be treated withdignity and respect.All individuals will have an equalopportunity to a quality education.Our community is enriched throughdiversity.Community and family involvement are vital.Learning is a lifelong process.Continuous improvement is the standard for excellence.
3Overview of the Shelby County School System 19 elementary and intermediate schools17 middle and high schoolsLinda Nolen Learning CenterShelby County School of TechnologyAlternative School – SCISC
5STUDENT ENROLLMENT260 additional students from additional students from two years ago28,172 total studentsElementary andIntermediate13,208 studentsMiddle and High14,845 studentsUnique Situations119 students27,823 total students13,232 students14,442 students149 students28,432 total students13,167 students15,146 students
8Free & Reduced Population 70% or above – 2 schools60% or above – 6 schools50% or above – 12 schools40% or above – 19 schools
9ELL Population 2010-2011 1,593 students receive ELL services 5.7% of our total populationLargest ELL population in the state2,996 students in Shelby County Schools who use language other than English in their homes53 languages spoken by students in our system representing 63 countries.
10Personnel 2011-2012 2,064 professional employees 1,384 support employees3,448 total employees
12Capital ImprovementsAdditions/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.
15Financial Accountability Financial records balanced and closed monthlyMonthly managerial report to the BOEAnnual Accountability ReportEvery school audited once a monthSystem audited annually by state examinersAll records open to the publicExemplary state auditsNo major finding in auditsNo money found to be missing
17Continuous 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.”
18Five-Year Strategic Plan Includes 12 strategic areasAt Risk; Communication; Community Partnerships; Continuous Improvement; Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment; Facilities; Finance; Governance & Leadership; Human Resources; Professional Learning; Safety & Discipline; and Support OperationsAddresses the growing needs in our community
20Leadership Development Reorganized monthly principals’ meetings to include opportunities for professional learningImplemented “turn-around” training for assistant principalsEstablished Shelby County Central Leaders, which meets four times per year for professional learningPartnered with the Alabama Best Practices Center to lead sessions with Central Leaders, as well as monthly professional learning sessions with the Instructional StaffExecutive Leadership DevelopmentSchool BoardAssistant Superintendents & Coordinators
21Instruction Hold the goal of providing educational excellence Unified focus by implementing best practices and standards based instruction in all gradesShared ownership of student work by teachers working in collaborative professional learning communitiesContinue to strive to meet the individual needs of all studentsAccomplishments & prioritiesImplementation of “My Future”Planning process for life after high school
22Accomplishments 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 20.3.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.