San Luis Middle School

Welcome to San Luis Middle School !!!  Home of the Scorpions Where We Sting With Pride!!!

Mrs. J. Garcia

"First SLMS Teacher of the Week"

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San Luis Middle School Letter Grade

Why does Arizona have an A-F system of grading schools?

It gives parents a yardstick to compare schools. It gives school leaders a snapshot of where they are doing well and where they need to improve. It creates an incentive for the constant improvement that parents, taxpayers and state leaders expect from our public schools.

 

What purpose does the A-F system serve?

School districts compile test scores and other measures and submit them to the Arizona Department of Education. The Arizona State Board of Education sets “cut scores,” the number of points required to earn an A, B, C or D. The Department then calculates the letter grades using the cut scores and the data submitted by schools.

 

How are the grades assigned?

School districts compile test scores and other measures and submit them to the Arizona Department of Education. The Arizona State Board of Education sets “cut scores,” the number of points required to earn an A, B, C or D. The Department then calculates the letter grades using the cut scores and the data submitted by schools.

 

What do the grades measure?

Four quantifiable factors go into grades.

  •      Student growth from year to year, or, for high-performing students, maintenance of top achievement. Individual students are compared year to year, rather than comparing one class to the previous year’s class. For elementary schools, growth accounts for 50% of a school’s grade. For high schools, it is 20%.
  •      Proficiency on AzMerit
  •      English language proficiency and growth.
  •      Indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school, and that high school students are ready for success in a career or higher education.
How is San Luis Middle School Performing:
 
San Luis Middle Schoo has a 59.19%.
 
The following are the items we implemented to increase our total points:
 
*Reading and Math Interventions 
*Paraprofessionals supporting targeted classroom
*After School Tutoring; both Academic and Arts. 
*English as a Second Language Teacher and MathTeachers are getting differentiated Professional Development 
*Partnered with Grand Canyon University to support on recruitment of  Appropriately Certified Teachers 
*Data Meeting and Student Data Folders for accountability 
*Restructured Master Schedule 
*Arizona Western Classes being taught for our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
*CTY Partnership
*Conducted Needs Assessment 
*Develop Integrated Action Plan (SLMS IAP attached)
*Budgeted accordingly with a focus on instruction 
*Weekly Leadership and Teacher Meetings 
 
For year 2018 - 2019 we will be :
*Continue all of the above
* Resource ACHIEVE 3000
*Targeted Groups/Cohorts will be created
*Coffee with Principal
*Student Recognitions
*Teacher Data Presentations