District Mission: Striving for Excellence . . . Learning for All
District-Wide Comprehensive School Improvement Objectives 2012-2015:
A. Student Performance: Develop and enhance quality educational/instructional programs to improve performance and enable students to meet their personal, academic, and career goals.
1. By the end of the 2014 school year, student performance (including subgroups) on MAP, EOC, TSA, ACT, and NETS (8th grade only) will improve to meet AYP, APR, Perkins and 8th grade NETS standards.
a. The district will continue a Response to Intervention program at all building levels (elementary, middle school, high school) to ensure success for all students.
2. By 2015, all students in grades K-8 will read at or above grade level targets in fluency and comprehension as measured by a commonly administered scientifically-based reading assessment.
3. By 2015, all students in grades K-5 will perform at or above grade level targets in the areas of math computations and math concepts/applications as measured by a commonly administered scientifically-based math assessment.
4. The number of students graduating from Houston High School will increase 1% annually until the state standard has been met.
5. The district will implement “best practices” from a wide range of research based instructional strategies to productively engage all learners and provide multiple pathways of learning that maximize student success.
B. Highly Qualified Staff: Recruit, attract, develop, and retain highly qualified staff to carry out the district’s mission, goals, and objectives.
1. 100% of teachers will be certified in the area they teach and be “Highly Qualified” as defined by federal NCLB.
2. 100% of teachers will participate in high quality professional development that will positively impact student learning.
C. Facilities, Support, and Instructional Resources: Provide and maintain appropriate instructional resources, support services, and functional and safe facilities.
1. By 2015, the district will increase access to technology and other instructional resources for teachers and students by identifying and allocating funds for technology.
a. The district will increase technical support staff to at least meet the state standard.
2. By 2015, the number of K-12 discipline incidences will decrease 5% annually.
D. Increase Parent and Community Involvement: Promote, facilitate, and enhance parent, student and community involvement in district educational programs.
1. A minimum of three parental involvement academic activities will be offered to parents at each grade level (K-12) beginning with the 2012-13 school year.