Reeths-PUffer Middle School
2013-2014 Annual Education Report
August 13, 2014
Dear Parents and Community Members:
I am pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2013-2014 educational progress for the Reeths-Puffer Middle 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 at 744-4721 for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically here or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.
The state has identified some schools with the status of Reward, Focus or Priority. A Reward school is one that is outperforming other schools in achievement, growth, or is performing better than other schools with a similar student population. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Our school has not been given one of these labels.
Reeths-Puffer Middle School continues “Reaching Higher” to have all students read at grade level and performing above state averages in mathematics. Through our focus on continuous improvement, our NCA process drives data based decisions to improve student learning and implementing the Common Core standards. In addition to our reading and math intervention courses, as well as our advanced math placement offerings, parents are encouraged to engage in conversations with their students about their school day and to visit the Middle School web site for ideas on how to support their students.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
- Process for assigning pupils to the school - Reeths-Puffer Middle School students come to us by virtue of living within the boundaries of the Reeths-Puffer School District. In addition to resident students, enrollment is open to Schools of Choice students in grade levels where there is room for additional students. Schools of Choice applications must be submitted to the Superintendent's Office during open enrollment in April and May.
- The status of the 3-5 year School Improvement Plan - The School Improvement Team has worked to establish and lead the building toward its reading, writing, and math goals, through the utilization of the seven North Central Accreditation (NCA) standards. The School Improvement Team will continue to work closely with the staff to respond to the data around student learning.
- Identify the number and percent of students represented by parents at parent/teacher conferences - In the Fall of 2012 parents for 331 students attended conferences representing 52% of the 638 Middle School students. In the spring of 2013 parents for 38% of the 642 Middle School students attended conferences. In the Fall of 2013 parents for 49% of 629 total students attended conferences. In the spring of 2014 parents for 33% of the 623 Middle School students attended conferences
Our mission statement is Reaching Higher! We are excited about the potential the 2014-2015 school year has for our students. A great way for parents to keep current with middle school updates, as well as inform the school of your interest in getting more involved with our school improvement process, is to visit our web site often and keep the lines of communication open.
Principal, Reeths-Puffer Middle School