Presentation on theme: "Commitment to Community Presented By: Susan K. Hintz, Interim Superintendent Osseo Area Schools - District #279."— Presentation transcript:
Commitment to Community Presented By: Susan K. Hintz, Interim Superintendent Osseo Area Schools - District #279
Where Does our Community Call Home? Brooklyn Center Hassan Brooklyn Park Maple Grove Corcoran Osseo Dayton Plymouth
Who Is Our Community? Within our boundaries, we teach students: of all abilities of all backgrounds with all kinds of dreams We serve all students!
Where Do We Serve Our Community? District 279 is the 5 th largest district in the State serving 22,000 students at 31 sites. They include: 19 Elementary schools grades K-6 4 Junior high schools grades Senior high schools grades Area learning center grades Transition center young adults up to age 21 1 Adult education center adults of every age 2 Early childhood centers preschool children
– The District of Excellence – dedicated to educating and empowering every learner to excel in our changing world What Is District 279’s Mission?
How Do We Serve Our Community? Consistent District Offerings Focus on core subjects Special programming for Gifted and Talented students Extra support to help students accelerate their learning Exciting extra-curricular opportunities
Choice Magnet Schools: Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts Edgewood Elementary: A Science, Math and Technology School North View Junior High International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Candidate School Park Center High School
Community Education Building community by embracing innovative services and learning: Early Childhood All Day Kindergarten School age care Youth Enrichment Teen Programs Tutoring Summer Academics Adult Enrichment Adult Basic Education English as 2 nd Language HS Diploma & GED Volunteers Facility Use Travel & Adventure
How Are We Doing? Good To GREAT Results
We ensure that all students succeed by providing them with the best, well-trained, professional teachers, principals and support staff We give our teachers the best data about students and help them use it
Good To GREAT Results Academic Achievement Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCAs) scores continue to rise in math and reading with a large jump in math achievement in Basic Standards Test (BSTs) results are also improving in Math and Reading, and are above State averages and at an all time high (Reading 87% and Math 76%).
Good To GREAT Results Academic Achievement equal or higher average growth scores Northwest Evaluation (NWEA) results show District 279 students in grades 3-8 have equal or higher average growth scores than national averages at every grade level. higher average scores ACT results show District 279 seniors had higher average scores than the nation, and equal to Minnesota State averages.
Academic Achievement 5 National Merit Scholar Finalists Highest Honors in National Wordmasters Competition Minnesota Music Listening Contest- 2nd Place Many Schools sent Teams to State Destination Imagination Competition Good To GREAT Results
Positive School Climate District attendance HIGHEST in Ten Years at 95.6% in 2005 Drop-out rate remains near its HISTORIC LOW at 1.58% in 2004 Graduation rate is 94%; 5% Higher than State
Good To GREAT Results Fiscal Responsibility District 279 spends more of its budget on instruction – 79.1% District 279 spends the least on administration and support operations – 20.9% Financial Involvement School-Community Accountability Liaisons – FISCAL District 279 Foundation – Financial contributions to student success
What Our Community Says… Community Survey Results – random sample telephone survey of 500 households: good to excellent -Majority of residents surveyed believe quality of schools are good to excellent (74%) proud of their schools -70% of all those surveyed said they were proud of their schools and would recommend them to friends
What Our Parents Say… Good to Excellent Parents of school-aged children rated District as Good to Excellent (91%)