Annual Education Report - Middle School

Annual Education Report

Reeths-Puffer Middle School

 

March 17, 2017

 

Dear Parents and Community Members:

 

I am pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for 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 for assistance.

 

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site (www.reeths-puffer.org), or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.

 

For the 2016-17 year, no new Priority or Focus schools were named; some Priority or Focus schools did exit their status because they met the exit criteria. New Reward schools were identified using school rankings and Beating the Odds information. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap between the highest and lowest achieving 30% of schools. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Reward school is one that has achieved one or more of the following distinctions: top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric), or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases no label is given.  Reeths-Puffer Middle School has not been given a label.

 

At Reeths-Puffer Middle School, our mission is Reaching Higher. We work to continuously improve the quality and delivery of our core curriculum so that all students can achieve at high levels. Our work refining formative assessment practices allows data to drive decisions about programs and instruction. Additionally, in support of rigorous core curriculum, rich in problem solving and critical thinking, we have employed strategies to support the mindsets and characteristics that enable students to reach their full potential.

 

State law requires that we also report additional information.

 

  1. PROCESS FOR ASSIGNING PUPILS TO THE SCHOOL
    Residents outside Reeths-Puffer Schools’ attendance area may apply to enroll in the District.  Parents may apply for Schools of Choice during an open enrollment period ending 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.
     
  2. 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. The School Improvement Team will continue to work closely with the staff to respond to the data around student learning.
     
  3. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF EACH SPECIALIZED SCHOOL
    There are no specialized schools affiliated with Reeths-Puffer Middle School.
     
  4. 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
    Please visit the District web site for complete information on our Core Curriculum at www.reeths-puffer.org/Our_District/Departments/Curriculum/Curriculum_K12/
     
  5. THE AGGREGATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT RESULTS FOR ANY LOCAL COMPETENCY TESTS OR NATIONALLY NORMED ACHIEVEMENT TESTS
    See the Annual Education Report accompanying this letter.
     
  6. IDENTIFY THE NUMBER AND PERCENT OF STUDENTS REPRESENTED BY PARENTS AT PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
    Conference attendance at Reeths-Puffer Middle School for the 2015-16 school year was 49% of parents attended Parent/Teacher Conferences. For the 2014-15 school year 51% were in attendance.

 

The staff at Reeths-Puffer Middle School looks forward to another successful school year of serving RPMS students. You may contact the middle school office any time at 744-4721.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Jennifer Anderson

Principal, Reeths-Puffer Middle School