Annual Education Report
April 7, 2016
Dear Parents and Community Members:
I am pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for Central Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact me for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review here electronically or you may review a copy from my office.
Central Elementary students perform well in the area of reading, rating slightly ahead of the state average for English Language Arts. Our students struggled in the area of math, rating slightly below the state average. Curriculum improvements have been significant, aligning with the rigorous Common Core State Standards. Teachers have been engaged in many hours of professional development to prepare for delivering this new curriculum. Through a multi-tiered approach, struggling students are being identified early and engaged in appropriate interventions. In addition, we really worked to provide rigorous parent involvement opportunities to teach and model instructional strategies so that parents could assist and extend learning opportunities beyond the normal school day and support their children at home.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
- PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
Residents outside Reeths-Puffer Schools’ attendance area may apply to enroll in the District. Parents obtain a Schools of Choice application from the Superintendent’s Office and return it by the Friday before Memorial Day. When considering student assignments, students are placed based on available space and the best placement to meet their individual needs. We accept students at all grades in all programs.
- THE STATUS OF THE 3-5 YEAR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
The School Improvement Plan is current and was submitted on time to the Michigan Department of Education. Click on the link to the right to view our School Improvement Plan.
- A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
There are no specialized schools affiliated with Central Elementary.
- IDENTIFY HOW TO ACCESS A COPY OF THE CORE CURRICULUM, A DESCRIPTION OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION, AND AN EXPLANATION OF THE VARIANCES FROM THE STATE’S MODEL
Click on the link to the right for complete information on our Core Curriculum.
- THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
Click on the link to the right to view the Annual Education Data Report
- IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Conference attendance at Central Elementary is high. For the 2014-15 school year 94 % of parents attended Parent/Teacher Conferences. For the 2013-14 school year 95% were in attendance.
The entire teaching staff at Central Elementary are pleased to be serving the students and parents of our school community and we look forward to another successful school year. You may contact our office at (231) 744-1693 for additional information or if you need clarification to questions you might have.
Principal, Central Elementary