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									     School Improvement Plan
      East Wilkes High School
            2008 – 2011




        A 21st Century School:
Preparing for 21st Century Competition
                         School Improvement Team
                                          2008-2011

Based on an analysis of the data made available through the test coordinator and the
disaggregation analysis of test scores and input from the faculty and staff of
       East Wilkes High        School, the following Strategic Priorities are addressed in this plan:

       1) Globally Competitive Students
       2) 21st Century Professionals
       3) Healthy, Responsible Students
       4) Leadership for Innovation
       5) 21st Century systems.
School: East Wilkes High School


                School Improvement Plan

                     Secret Ballot Vote

                          2008-2011

Approved by secret ballot vote of the staff on September 8, 2008
                                                   (Date)
                      Wilkes County Schools
                      School Improvement Plan

                              2008 – 2011

                      Statement of Assurance

The following School Improvement Plan for East Wilkes High School
has been developed based upon the following:


     1. Needs as identified, but not limited to, the analysis of, End-of-
        Course Tests, N.C. Writing Test, North Carolina Test of
        Computer Skills, S.A.T Results, Graduation Rate.

     2. State Board of Education Strategic Priorities

     3. Input shared by faculty and staff members

     4. ABCs Guidelines/115C-1 05.27

     5. SACS Accreditation Standards

     6. Collaborative efforts of the identified School Improvement
        Team Members
                               Wilkes County Schools
                              School Improvement Plan
                                      2008-2011

                                     Belief Statements

School:   East Wilkes High School



Belief Statements:
      All students have the right and the capacity to learn.

      Students are responsible for taking advantage of their learning opportunities in
       order to make informed decisions about their future.

      Parents shape their children's motivation, confidence, and academic development.

      All staff have a responsibility to model a commitment to life-long learning, to strive
       for excellence in their own performance and in the performance of students.

      Staff are responsible for and develop their own professional knowledge and skills.

      Staff, who learn from their combined experience and practice, can make better
       progress than they can working as individuals in isolation.

      Successful schools use time and resources effectively to support instruction and
       learning.

      A positive school climate is enhanced when staff, parents, and students work
       together, are practical and flexible, treat people fairly, set high expectations, and
       look for results.

      Our nation depends on people who are educated to process information, to be
       accountable citizens, and to adjust to a changing society.
                          Wilkes County Schools
                         School Improvement Plan
                                 2008-2011

                                  Mission/Vision




School: East Wilkes High School


Mission/Vision


Vision:

All students at East Wilkes High School will achieve the knowledge, skills, and
values essential for living as productive citizens in today's society.


Mission:

It is the mission of East Wilkes High School to provide all students with
learning opportunities that will enable students to develop the knowledge,
skills, and values to become positive, responsible, contributing members of
society.
                      SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
                           PROGRESS REPORT
                       FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2007-2008

School: East Wilkes High School

Strategic Priority I: High Student Performance
(SACS correlation/s): Beliefs and Missions, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and
Evaluation, Support Services for Student Learning, Citizenship, Continuous Process of School
Improvement

Major Goal/s Targeted and Progress:
        One focus for our school this year was the successful implementation of the new yearlong
paired classes in English and Social Studies. Our continued focus on writing across the
curriculum, as well as the year-long schedule, paid off this year with vast improvement in our
writing scores. East Wilkes High School led the county with a writing proficiency of 82.6%. East
Wilkes also led the county in U.S. History and English I proficiencies, two other subjects with
paired courses. Our school will be recognized for achieving "Expected Growth" for the 2007-
2008 school year.
        We offer AG/Honors courses for higher-achieving students in all academic areas, as well
as advanced-level classes in vocational areas. AP Classes were offered in English, Math, and US
History. In addition, there are opportunities through the cyber classroom and afternoon college
for students to take college-level courses. East Wilkes produced the first student in Wilkes
County to earn both her high school diploma and associate's degree simultaneously. East Wilkes
students also completed internships and provided tutoring in local elementary and middle
schools.
        We have an effective after-school tutoring program in all academic areas. We spent
instructional-supplies money this year to purchase Study Island, a web-based tutorial program
that we utilized to prepare students for EOCs in all subject areas. We also purchased additional
laptops to make our three SmartBoards available for teachers to check out of the library. The
Extended Day program offered students tutoring and computer access. We promoted Study
Blitzes to ensure success on EOCs and offered credit-recovery opportunities through NovaNet
during the school year, as well as in summer school. Exceptional children continue to be
mainstreamed through the inclusion model, with the exception of the OCS students.
        The faculty emphasized higher-order thinking skills and writing across the curriculum.
New staff members were trained in Learning Focused Schools, Curriculum Differentiation, and
Thinking Maps. All staff attended Kagan Training at the beginning of the school year. The
Media Center updated and expanded its collections, and this year we renewed our subscription to
World Book Online, a service that gives our students access to encyclopedias both at school and
at home. Our summer reading program is now in its sixth year. Our most recent selection, Speak,
addresses isolation and the difficulties inherent in the transition to high school.
Goal Achieved: Yes X               No
If no, describe your plan to address the goal next year.
Strategic Priority II: Safe, Orderly, Caring Schools

(SACS correlation/s): Governance and Leadership, Instruction, Resources, Support Services for
Student Learning, Citizenship, Continuous Process of School Improvement

Major Goal/s Targeted and Progress:

        A main focus this year was the provision of a safe school environment for all faculty,
students, and staff amidst ongoing construction. Members of the Safety Committee monitored
the pedestrian and vehicle traffic patterns and made changes when necessary to maintain a safe
flow, despite disruptions caused by various phases of construction.
        Preparedness is deemed essential, and drills were held throughout the school year. Fire
drills were held regularly, a lockdown practice occurred in the fall, and a tornado/severe weather
drill was conducted in the spring. All staff members and our regular substitutes were trained to
respond to a critical incident. Prior to the first day of school, all staff members reviewed the
crisis management plan, and both crisis information boxes were updated with new student
rosters, emergency health plans, and diabetic supplies.
        Five staff members attended CPR training in January and received certification. The
Crisis Plan was then updated to include all eight staff members who now hold CPR certification.
The Crisis Plan also identifies those who have had intensive diabetes training. During the year,
several students who suffer from grand mal seizures were prescribed a drug to be administered
rectally. Several staff members were trained to administer the drug. In light of this, a response
team and plan were created to respond quickly in the event of a seizure. The Assistant Principal
and School Resource Officer attended a workshop on assisting autistic children in escalating
situations. Several additional staff members received Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training this
year, and those who were trained the previous year attended a follow-up session to retain
certification.
         Crisis Plan documents were restyled this year in a new format to make them easier to
reference in an emergency. The new layout is a color-coded spiral flipchart, and these are now
installed in the new building.
        The SRO attended the Safe Schools Conference in February 2008. The SRO, together
with the electronics teacher and students, installed surveillance cameras in several buildings. The
SRO is reporting to nine schools but retains East Wilkes High School as his home base of
operations.
        Inspectors visited the school this year and issued good reports. Health, fire, and electrical
inspections were conducted, and notations were made that much of the existing structures would
be demolished during the summer of 2008.
        Supervision is important to the safety of our learning community, and all teachers
participate. They work on duty teams to monitor the car line, parking lots, bus areas, common
areas, and cafeteria. All staff members are alert to developing situations and communicate
concerns to the administration as necessary.

Goal Achieved: Yes X                  No
If no, describe your plan to address the goal next year.
Strategic Priority: III. Quality Teachers. Administrators. and Staff

(SACS Correlation/s): Belief and Mission, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and
Evaluation, Resources, Support Services for Student Learning, Citizenship, Continuous Process
of School Improvement

Major Goal/s Targeted and Progress:

        The major focus for the 2007-2008 staff development was the Kagan Workshop attended
by all Wilkes County educators in August 2007. Kagan is the product of a research program
begun by Dr. Spencer Kagan in 1968. The Kagan Structure is an "integrated approach to
cooperative learning." Kagan Structures are easy to learn and implement. Both faculty and
students find these activities fun and motivating. Kagan activities are applicable to all subject
areas and are teacher-friendly. They have been proven to lead to greater academic achievement,
improved student self-esteem, and classroom harmony. As a follow-up to this workshop, each
department modeled a Kagan activity for the assembled faculty at our monthly meetings
throughout the year.
        All faculty members were encouraged to continue to incorporate writing activities into
their daily lessons, with emphasis on complete sentences, correct grammatical usage, spelling,
and neatness. To ensure participation, teachers were instructed to include this goal in their IGP.
Our English Department also participated in workshops to sharpen their instructional expertise in
teaching writing. This year our efforts paid off. East Wilkes High School had the highest scores
on the 10th Grade Writing Test of any high school in the county.
        The staff continued to pursue other avenues of professional development, as well. New
faculty members attended Thinking Maps and Learning Focused Schools training. Two faculty
members completed their master's degree in School Administration, and one faculty member
earned her master's degree in Reading. One faculty member is still pursuing her doctorate. Three
faculty members are currently working towards National Board Certification.
        A Student Success Coordinator continued to head-up our 9th grade transition program
aimed at reducing the dropout rate. To assist in this effort, faculty members were assigned
"TAG" students who were identified as at-risk as potential dropouts due to failure of graduation
requirements, attendance issues, or discipline concerns.

Goal Achieved: Yes X            No
If no, describe your plan to address the goal next year.
Strategic Priority IV: Strong Family, Community, and Business Support

(SACS correlation/s): Belief and Mission, Governance and Leadership, Resources, Support
Services for Student Learning, Stakeholder Communication and Relationships

Major Goal/s Targeted and Progress:

         East Wilkes promotes student involvement in the community. In addition to completing
individual service requirements for campus organizations, our students also participated in many
volunteer activities. The Key Club made and delivered meals for Samaritan's Kitchen twice during the
school year, held two Blood Drives, supported the March of Dimes by participating in Walk America,
collected change through Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, held a Christmas Party for underprivileged
elementary students, and held a Womanless Beauty Pageant to raise funds for the American Heart
Association. Key Club members also helped at the Roaring River Elementary Fall Festival, the Ronda-
Clingman Fall Festival, the Sweetheart Dinner at Britthaven Nursing Home, and a fundraiser for a local
woman suffering from breast cancer. Also, members assisted the faculty of Ronda-Clingman Elementary
as caretakers for children whose parents were involved in a parent seminar that lasted five consecutive
Thursday evenings. Many seniors earned red cords from the American Red Cross for donating at on-
campus blood drives throughout the year. The National Honor Society completed three projects this year.
The club's first-semester service project included preparing and carrying out the Veterans Day Ceremony.
The society also raised over $300 for two needy families at East High. In the spring the club visited
residents at a local nursing home, and they raised over $200 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Heifer
International. Future Business Leaders of America sponsored a "Pennies for Patients" school-wide
competition.
         Parents were encouraged to visit the school. Parent-teacher conferences were held as needed;
contact was increased with the parents of at-risk students through the 9th Grade Academy and the TAG
program. In December parents of our ninth-grade class were invited to a Christmas Tea held in their
honor. The date was chosen so that teachers had time to get to know their students prior to the event.
Approximately 130 parents attended. Parents were also invited to join the Athletic Boosters Club, Band
Boosters, and Choral Boosters. Parents attended the Senior Awards, Underclassmen Awards, Athletic
Awards Banquet, Choral Concerts, Band Concerts, and the National Honor Society induction ceremony.
Alumni participated in the North vs. East alumni football and basketball games. A committee of parents
made telephone calls in the community to win support for a sales-tax increase to acquire technology
for the high school.
        Local businesses and organizations showed their support for the school through
scholarships and other programs. The Agricultural Department started a farm on property
donated by a member of the community. The community has supported this project by providing
tractors, grain drills, and labor to drive fence posts and dig a ditch for a drainage pipe. East High
hosted the Wilkes County Special Olympics again this year. Local businesses and individuals
donated time and money to support this project. Graduating seniors received scholarships
sponsored by Coca-Cola, Communities in Schools, the U.S. Military, and private families.
School-wide fundraisers were also held, providing opportunities for the involvement of parents,
students, and businesses. A student-faculty basketball game was held in the fall to raise money
for our diversity education assembly, which featured historian and singer-songwriter Kate
Campbell. The annual candy-cane sale was held in December. Local businesses contributed
prizes for the summer reading program. The school hosted an open house in the spring to
welcome the community to tour the old and the new buildings.
Goal Achieved: Yes X                 No
If no, describe your plan to address the goal next year.
Strategic Priority V: Effective and Efficient Operations

(SACS correlation/s): Belief and Mission, Governance and Leadership, Instruction, Assessment
and Evaluation, Resources, Support Services for Student Learning, Continuous Process of
School Improvement

Major Goal/s Targeted and Progress:

         The administration strives to make Effective and Efficient Operations a priority among
all the stakeholders in the EWHS community. The Principal and staff make use of ConnectEd to
provide quick and accurate bulletins to our students, parents, and employees. Staff members
made greater use of email to communicate with each other. The principal prepares a weekly
"Events of the Week" to highlight the week's activities and communicate long-range events and
announcements. A large whiteboard located in the sign-in area informs the staff of critical
information every day of the week. The school issues students a planner/handbook to help them
understand opportunities, expectations, and regulations at East Wilkes High School.
         The administration has reserved Wednesday afternoons for faculty, department,
committee, and leadership meetings. Leadership Committee elections were held to select
representatives for next year's team. The Parent Advisory has nominated a parent to serve on our
leadership team. In preparation for our joining the High Schools That Work initiative, a team was
established and sent to Raleigh for training.
         The school made strategic allocations of funding to strengthen targeted areas.
Disadvantaged Student Supplemental Funding was devoted to raising our writing scores,
resulting in a writing proficiency of 82.6%. We accomplished this through interdisciplinary
collaboration, specialized staff development for English and History teachers with paired classes,
and enhanced parent-teacher conferencing. PRC 72 funds were spent to provide after-school
tutoring, remediation, and makeup time/work opportunities for our students. Instructional
Supplies/PRC 61 funds provided our students with home and school access to the outstanding
web-based program Study Island. We continue to prepare for the Graduation Project for the class
of 20 1 0 by practicing with the class of 2009 and training staff members to serve as advisors.
The Graduation Project Coordinator and Principal helped establish our county and school
timelines for implementation.
         We survived the process of preparing for, and undertaking, the move into our newly
constructed buildings. Careful consideration of how best to spend General Funds is an ongoing
priority. We have made huge strides to establish effective Exit Standard Communication and
Documentation Protocols among all stakeholders. Students received notification of Algebra I,
English I, and Biology scores this year.

Goal Achieved: Yes X            No
If no, describe your plan to address the goal next year.
                            School Improvement Plan
                                  Major Goals
                             School Year 2008-2009



School: East Wilkes High School

       Listed below are the major .goals and strategies to be addressed during the 2008-
2009 school year.

Major Goal: To successfully implement in the Extended Research Project with the Class of
2009 in preparation for the Graduation Project requirement for subsequent classes.
    Faculty Training
    Assignment of Advisors
    Use of Senior English Classes to disseminate instructions and information
    Student Surveys
    Coordination of Community Panels


Major Goal: Create an inclusive environment that promotes healthy and responsible
choices.
    Health and Fitness Class
    Advisory Program
    MOSAIC Team
    Envirothon Team
    Faculty Wellness
    Sensitivity Training for Faculty and Staff


Major Goal: Implement instructional technology to promote student achievement.
   Smart Boards
   Faculty Training
   Faculty Collaboration
Strategic Priorities
  Strategy Pages
Strategic Priorities
The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is organized around five strategic priorities, which complement the
goals and objective adopted by the Wilkes County Schools and the North Carolina Department of Public
Instruction.

   1.   Globally Competitive Students
   2.   21st Century Professionals
   3.   Healthy and Responsible Students
   4.   Leadership for Innovation
   5.   21st Century Systems
Strategic Priority I - Globally Competitive Students

Goal Statement: Implement and expand three programs to prepare students for the changing work force as well as the transition to
post secondary education by 2011

SAC Correlate: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation. Resources                  Original:               Amendment: 

                       Strategies                           Resources Required               Timeline          Person(s)       Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                             Responsible
    To increase graduation rate to 80% for each cohort   Homeroom Advisory            Fall 2008 Ongoing   Faculty & Staff      Graduation Data
                                                         Individual Laptops
                                                         TAG Program
                                                         Freshmen Mentoring
                                                         Attending Conferences
Implement Extended Research Project/Graduation           Staff Training               ERP - 2008-2009     Graduation Project   85% of students passing
Project                                                  Community Panels             GP - 2009-2011      Coordinator          Extended Research Project
                                                         Mentors                                          Principal            95% of students passing

                                                         Advisors                                         Advisors             Graduation Project

Increase percentage of students attending post-          Surveys (of intentions and   Fall 2008 ongoing   Guidance             Survey, Freshmen
secondary education to 85%                               follow up survey)                                Counselors           Attendance Report,
                                                         Counseling Services                              Faculty              Freshmen Performance
                                                         Homeroom Advisory                                                     Report
                                                         College Night
Strategic Priority I - Globally Competitive Students

Goal Statement: Implement and expand three programs to prepare students for the changing work force as well as the transition to
post secondary education by 2011 (continued)

SAC Correlate: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation. Resources              Original:            Amendment: 

                       Strategies                           Resources Required          Timeline             Person(s)        Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                            Responsible
Incorporate greater use of technology into classroom     Smart Boards             Fall 2008 ongoing   Faculty                Lesson Plans
practices and student assignments                        Web Quests
                                                         Wikis
                                                         Gaggle
                                                         Project Based Learning
                                                         Activities
Identify at-risk students at the elementary and middle   School Social Worker     Fall 2008 ongoing   Faculty                Attendance Data
school level, focusing on students with excessive        EOG Scores                                   Social Worker          Dropout Data
absences and/or low-performing students on state         TAG Program                                  Administration
assessments and work on building relationships with      Attendance Reports                           Student Success
these students.                                                                                       Coordinator
Strategic Priority I - Globally Competitive Students
Goal Statement: Increase proficiency in each tested area by 3% annually, and strive to meet AYP standards each year.

SAC Correlate: Curriculum. Instruction, Assessment & Evaluation, Resources          Original:         Amendment: 
                        Strategies                      Resources Required          Timeline          Person(s)        Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                     Responsible
Increase utilization of software and other            Study Island            Fall 2008 ongoing   Faculty              Lesson Plans
technologies for instruction, remediation, and        After School Tutoring
tutoring.                                             /Saturday School
                                                      Smart Boards
Increase classroom rigor and relevance by having      Staff Development       Fall 2008 ongoing   Faculty              Formal Observations
high expectations for all students.                   Peer Observation                            Administration       Narrative Reflection
                                                      Professional Learning                                            Assessment Data
                                                      Communities
                                                      Formative Assessments
                                                      PEPs
Focus on school wide literacy. Students use reading   Summer Reading          Fall 2008 ongoing   Students             Summer Reading Program
and writing strategies to enhance learning in all     Program                                     Faculty              Lesson Plans
classes.                                              Reading and Writing                         Staff                Assessments
                                                      across the Curriculum
Provide tutoring and extra help for students before   Extended Day/Saturday   Fall 2008 ongoing   Faculty              Extended Day Logs
and after school.                                     School                                                           PEPs
                                                      Small Group Tutoring                                             Tutoring Logs
                                                      Study Skills Classes
                                                      PEPs
                                                      Study Blitzes
                                                      Study Island
Enhance collaboration among teachers of paired        Coordinated Planning    Fall 2008 ongoing   Faculty              Lesson Plans/Activities
courses to maximize student success.                  Paired Classes
                                                      Cross-Curricular
                                                      Assignments
                                                      Media Specialist
Strategic Priority II- 21st Century Professionals

Goal Statement: Every education professional will receive training and preparation to implement 21st Century skills, tools, and
technology through documented involvement in at least one of the opportunities listed below.

SAC Correlate: Beliefs & Mission. Instruction. Resources. Governance and               Original:              Amendment: 
Leadership, Continuous Process of School Improvement

                         Strategies                        Resources Required           Timeline           Person(s)        Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                        Responsible
 Offer faculty and staff the opportunity to learn       Language Specialist      Fall 2008 ongoing    Assistant Principal   Participation of Faculty
                                                        Language Software
 conversational Spanish.
                                                        Staff Development

 Train teachers in the use of Smart Boards and other    Smart Boards                                 Administration         CATS Registrations
                                                                                 Fall 2008 ongoing
 instructional technologies.                            Staff Development                            Faculty                Lesson Plans



 Support the development of professional learning       Department Meetings      Fall 2008 ongoing   Administration         Minutes from Meetings
 communities within the school.                         Sharing of Smart Board                       Faculty                Participation of Faculty
                                                        Lessons                                      Central Office Staff
                                                        Faculty Book Club




 Prepare teachers to facilitate the implementation of   Project Coordinator      Fall 2008 ongoing   Graduation Project     End of Year Faculty Survey
 the Extended Research/Graduation Project.              Staff Development                            Coordinator            Sign-in Sheets/Training
                                                        Community Boards                             Administration         Logs
                                                        Advisors/Mentors
                                                        Technology
Strategic Priority III - Healthy, Responsible Students

Goal Statement: Reduce waste and create a greater awareness of East Wilkes High School's carbon footprint by implementing a recycling
program and an Envirothon team.

SAC Correlate: Beliefs and Mission, Instruction, Resources, Support Services,                 Original:              Amendment: 
Citizenship

                        Strategies                       Resources Required            Timeline              Person(s)        Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                           Responsible
 Provide campus wide recycling bins.                   Recycling Bins            Fall 2008 ongoing       Administration       Use of recycling bins




 Create a high school Envirothon Team in               Sponsor                   Fall 2008 ongoing       Administration       Participation of students on
 coordination with East Wilkes Middle School.          Students                                          Faculty/Science      team and in competitions
                                                                                                         Dept.



 Undertake a school wide assessment to determine       Surveys                   Fall 2008 ongoing       Envirothon Team        Pre/Post-Assessment Data
 areas of improvement in regards to environmentally        Pre-Assessment                                Administration
 friendly practices.                                       Post-Assessment
Strategic Priority III- Healthy, Responsible Students

Goal Statement: Develop a staff wellness plan to model healthy choices for students with 80% of the staff involved.

SAC Correlate: Beliefs and Mission, Instruction, Resources, Support Services,                        Original:           Amendment: 
Citizenship

                        Strategies                          Resources Required         Timeline                                 Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                                 Person(s)
                                                                                                               Responsible
Conduct an annual "Biggest Loser" competition.           School Nurse             Winter 2009 ongoing      School Nurse         Data/Results
                                                         Scale                                             Principal
                                                         Prizes                                            Faculty

Provide healthy snacks at faculty meeting.               Healthy Snacks          Fall 2008 ongoing         Administration       Agenda
                                                         Funding

Foster faculty fitness by providing release time         Space                   Fall 2008 ongoing         Administration        End of Year Faculty Survey
during planning to walk, etc.                            Time                                              Faculty

Offer annual training to faculty for CPR and Intensive   Staff Development       Fall 2008 ongoing         School Nurse         Safety Committee Minutes
Diabetes.                                                                                                  Safety Committee     Certification

Acquire an Automatic External Defibrillator for the      AED                     Fall 2008 ongoing         Administration       Presence of AED and
campus.                                                  Staff Development                                 Athletic Director    trained staff
Strategic Priority III- Healthy. Responsible Students

Goal Statement: Create an inclusive environment that promotes healthy and responsible choices.

SAC Correlate: Beliefs and Mission. Instruction. Resources. Support Services,                           Original:                   Amendment: 
Citizenship

                          Strategies                            Resources Required           Timeline                                   Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                                    Person(s)
                                                                                                                   Responsible
Provide in-service for all faculty and staff on diversity   Staff Development         Fall 2008 ongoing       Administration            Training Logs
appreciation and sensitivity.                                                                                 Diversity Specialist

Hold monthly homeroom advisory meetings.                    Lesson Materials          Fall 2008 ongoing       Counselors                Lesson Plans
                                                                                                              Administration
                                                                                                              Faculty

Offer a health and fitness class geared toward              Schedule                  Fall 2008 ongoing       P.E. Teacher              Lesson Plans
teenage girls at risk for health complications due to       Instructor                                                                  Enrollment
an unhealthy lifestyle.

Provide additional mentoring opportunities to foster a      Faculty Volunteers        Fall 2008 ongoing       MOSAIC Team               Creation of MOSAIC Team
positive diverse community.                                 Training                                          Members                   Minutes
                                                                                                                                        Survey of Participating
                                                                                                                                        Students
Encourage students to engage in community                   Key Club                  Fall 2008 ongoing       Club Sponsors             Rosters and Minutes of
volunteer activities and to practice civic                  Future Business Leaders                           Students                  Meetings
responsibility.                                             of America
                                                            National Honor Society
                                                            Wilkes County Youth
                                                            Grant making Board
Strategic Priority IV - Leadership for Innovation

Goal Statement: Embrace innovation to provide enhanced opportunities for student learning as evidenced by the increased use of
technology compared to each previous year.

SAC Correlate: Governance and Leadership, Beliefs and Mission, Resources,                       Original:           Amendment: 
Stakeholder Communication, Citizenship

                      Strategies                       Resources Required         Timeline                              Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                        Person(s)
                                                                                                       Responsible
 Encourage dual enrollment with Wilkes Community   College Night            Fall 2008 ongoing       Counselors          Schedules
 College and other community college systems.      Cyber class offerings                            Administration      Credits Earned
                                                   Learn & Earn                                                         CTE Articulation
                                                   Dual Enrollment                                                      Agreements


 Foster parental and community input through the   Parent Advisory Group    Fall 2008 ongoing       Administration      Minutes
 Parent Advisory Group and Booster Clubs.          Booster Clubs                                    Parent Volunteers   Membership
                                                                                                    Athletic Director
                                                                                                    Choral Director
                                                                                                    Band Director
 Enhance teaching, communication, and student      Cooperating Teachers     Fall 2008 ongoing       Faculty             Survey Results
 learning through buddy programs for beginning     Surveys                                          Administration      Minutes
 teachers, monthly department meetings, peer                                                                            Observations
 observations, and annual surveys.


 Utilize technology in the classroom, staff        Smart Boards             Fall 2008 ongoing       Administration      Lesson Plans
 development offerings, and professional           Projectors                                       Faculty             Minutes of Meetings
 activities/meetings.                              Laptops                                                              Survey Results
                                                   Trained Staff
Strategic Priority V - 21st Century Systems

Goal Statement: Increase allocation of discretionary funds for instructional technology and informational systems to promote student
achievement by 5% annually.

SAC Correlate: Assessment and Evaluation, Instruction, Resources, Stakeholder            Original:             Amendment: 
Communication, Continuous Process of School Improvement


                         Strategies                           Resources Required          Timeline                        Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                            Person(s)
                                                                                                           Responsible
 Utilize computer based programs to enhance                Study Island            Fall 2008 ongoing   Counselors         Study Island Reports
 learning.                                                 Nova Net                                    Faculty            Credits Earned
                                                           NCVPS                                       Students           Assessment Data
                                                           Learn & Earn


 Allocate a percentage of instructional supply funds to    PRC 61                  Fall 2008 ongoing   Administration     AS400
 acquire new classroom technologies based on               PRC 24                                      School
 school wide priorities.                                                                               Improvement Team



 Make use of communication tools to effectively            School Messenger        Fall 2008 ongoing   Administration     Copies of Newsletters &
 disseminate information                                   Gaggle                                      Faculty            Events of the Week
                                                           School Website                                                 Website Access
                                                           Faculty Websites
                                                           Quarterly Newsletters
                                                           Events of the Week
                                                           Emails
                                                                Wilkes County Schools
                                                               School Improvement Plan
                                                                Safe School Plan (HS)
                                                                      2008-2011

School Year: 2008-2009                                                                          School: East Wilkes High School

Strategic Priority III: Healthy and Responsible Students/Safe Schools Plan

Goal Statement: To implement the Safe School Legislation, as outlined in G.S.115C-105.47.

SACS Correlation:


                                                Resources Required
                                           (Staff, Community, Supplies,                      Time Lines
            Strategies                                                                                                   Means of Evaluation
                                         materials, Equipment, Workshops,               Person(s) Responsible
                                                 Consultants, etc.)
Revise, update, disseminate school     Discipline Plan                              Spring, 2008; On-going Principal   Revised Discipline Plan and
Discipline plan.                       School Discipline Committee School           August, 2008; On-going Principal   Procedures
a. Review, revise school plan          Improvement Team
b. Disseminate plan to internal and
   external school community.
                                       Discipline Plan                              Fall, 2008                         Written roles/ responsibilities
Develop written communication
which delineates                       Discipline Committee                         (Review, revise annually)          defined (Included in
roles/responsibilities of all school   Other school personnel as needed             Principal                          Discipline Plan).
personnel in school in maintaining a
safe, orderly school.                  Discipline Plan; School Discipline                                              List of identification
Review and refine mechanisms for       Committee; Resource Teachers                 Fall, 2008 On-going Principal      procedures and services
identifying and serving the needs of   SWAT/Care Team Membership; Student                                              provided (included in
students engaged in disorderly or      Services Personnel-Administrative Office
disruptive behavior.                                                                                                   Discipline Plan)

                                       Discipline Plan; School Discipline                                              Listing of procedures
Develop a plan for removing            Committee; School Resource Officer; School   Fall 2008                          (included in Discipline Plan).
disruptive/disorderly students from    Counselors; Special Services Personnel -
classrooms when necessary.                                                          (Review, revise annually)
                                       Administrative Offices                       Principal
                                                           Resources Required
                                                                                                           Time Lines
                  Strategies                     (Staff, Community, Supplies, Materials                                                       Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                      Person(s) Responsible
                                                Equipment, Workshops, Consultants, etc.)
Review and refine mechanisms for                School improvement Team, County-Wide
                                                                                                                                     Listing of strategies to serve needs of at-
identifying and serving the needs of at- risk   recommended identification procedures        Fall 2008 and on-going, Principal
                                                                                                                                     risk students (School Improvement Plan)
students                                        and forms


Review and refine use of allocated              School Improvement Plan, School                                                    Listing of resources allocated for at-risk
                                                                                             Fall 2008 and on-going, Principal
resources for at-risk students                  Improvement Team                                                                   students (School Improvement Plan)

Provide staff development opportunities
                                                School Improvement Team, Staff
related to school safety
                                                Development Committee, School Climate
 a. Character Education                                                                      Fall 2008 and on-going, Principal     Training completed
                                                Committee, Discipline Committee, Staff
 b. Conflict resolution
                                                Development Funds, Workshop Consultant
 c. Behavior Management for at- risk students

Continue to develop strategies and/or activities School Improvement Plan                     Fall 2008 and on-going, School.       Listing of strategies to promote good
that promote good citizenship                    School Improvement Team                     Improvement Team, Principal           citizenship (School Improvement Plan)

Review, revise and disseminate                  Emergency Plan; School Improvement           a. Fall 2008 and on-going,
School's emergency /crisis plan                 Team; Other school personnel as needed;          Principal                         Revised Emergency Plan
a. Review, revise plan                          County-Wide Emergency Plan                   b. August 2008 and on-going,          Dates of practice drills
b. Disseminate plan                                                                              Principal
c. Practice the plan (drills)                                                                c. August 2008 and on-going
                                                                                                 Principal
Continue to support and work with local law     Resource Officers; Wilkes County Sheriff's
enforcement agencies to insure school safety    Department; Wilkes County Schools Safe       Fall 2008 and on-going, Principal     Wilkes County Schools Safe School Plan
                                                School Plan

                                                Discipline Committee; School Improvement
Develop and administer Safe School survey       Team; School Climate Committee; Wilkes       Spring 2008 and on-going, Principal   Safe School Survey results
                                                County Schools Safe School Survey

                                                Discipline committee; School Improvement
                                                                                             Fall 2008 and on-going, Principal
Evaluate Safe School Survey Data                Team; School Climate Committee; Safe                                               Recommendations from survey data
                                                School Survey; Discipline Plan

                                                Wilkes County Sheriff's Department Resource
Conduct annual assessment of school facility
                                                Officers; Wilkes County Schools Safe School Fall 2008 and on-going, Principal      Inspection reports, safety drills
and grounds.
                                                Plan
Strategic Priority: Healthy and Responsible Students/Healthy, Active, Children Plan
High School: East Wilkes High School
Goal Statement: Students and personnel will learn and experience activities that promote good health

SAC Correlate: Resources. Support Services. Citizenship                                    Original:          Amendment: 


                     Strategies                           Resources Required               Timeline            Person(s)        Means of Evaluation
                                                                                                              Responsible
Every student will be taught health and physical        Certified Health/PE         August-June Annually Principal, Health/PE   Master Schedule
education by a certified specialist and will receive    Teachers                                         Teachers
one unit of credit required for HS graduation.


School faculty will develop and implement a staff       Nurse                        Fall 2008 ongoing     Faculty & Staff      Staff Participation
wellness plan (see Strategic Priority III for more      Snacks                                             Administration
details).                                               Time


School will implement a coordinated school Health       Freshmen PE/PE 2             Fall 2008 ongoing     Faculty & Staff      Student Enrollment
Program.                                                Fitness & Nutrition Class                          Administration
                                                        Weightlifting Classes                              School Nurse
                                                        Athletic Teams                                     Health Department
                                                        Counseling Services
                                                        CPR/CPI Training
                                                        MESH
                                                        Mobile Dental Clinic
                                                        Health Screenings
STAFF DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR                                                                        East Wilkes High                                            SCHOOL

                                                                    September 1, 2008 — August 31, 2009                            Total Allocation:           $3914

            Major Focus/Goal                                       Means of Addressing Goal                                                 Resources
   (as identified in School Improvement Plan)         (may include any staff development activity whether or not        (List expected expenditures. Indicate source of funds,
                                                                      renewal credit is offered)                              including state, federal, and local monies.)
                                                   Activity                  No. Staff Involved       Date
         Globally Competitive Students
                  Technology                       County Technology Workshops        3           Oct. 2008
                                                   - Media, Social Studies                                            $270 PRC 28

                                                   Cool Tools on the Web              1           Jan. 2009           $90 PRC 28

                                                   Smart Board Training               7           Aug. 2008/          Technology Funds - Julie Triplett


                    Testing
                                                   Chip Brady - U.S./Civics EOC
                                                   Biology - Utilizing Resources
                                                                                      3           Sept. 2008
                                                                                                  Sept. 2008
                                                                                                                                   -
                                                                                                                      AIG Funds Pat Mazza
                                                   LEP Training                       2           Ongoing             $90 PRC 28
                                                                                                                      $180 PRC 28
                                                   Padaeia/Brian Research             4           Oct .2008
                     Rigor                                                                        Mar.2009            AIG Funds – Pat Mazza

                                                   NC Council for Teachers of Mathematics 1 Oct. 2008
           21st Century Professionals              National Science Teachers Association 1   Oct. 2008                Science / Math – Marc Burcham
                                                   NC Counselors Conference           2      Nov. 2008                Science / Math – Marc Burcham
                                                   NC Music Educators Association 1          Nov. 2008                $500 PRC 28
                                                   NC English Teachers Conference 1          Fall 2008                $400 PRC 28
                                                   NC Social Studies Conference       1    Spring 2009                AIG Funds – Pat Mazza
                                                                                                                      AIG Funds – Pat Mazza
                                                   Graduation Project Coordination 1          Ongoing
           Leadership for Innovation               Mosaic - Diversity Training       2        Ongoing                 $180 PRC 28
                                                   Sensitivity/Diversity Training all staff   Ongoing                 N/A
                                                   Media Workshop                    1      Spring 2009               N/A
                                                                                                                      $90 PRC 28
Complete this portion to describe use of staff development funds for any purpose other than to address needs Identified m School Improvement Plan.
                    Activity                                    Reason for Activity         No. of Staff Involved                        Total Expenditures
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            Building Level Waiver Requests
                      2008-2011


LEA: Wilkes County Schools                                            LEA Code: 970

School Name: East Wilkes High School                                  School Code: 320


We request the following waivers

 Permission to exceed class size limits in grades 4-12

 Permission to exceed daily teacher load limitations in grades 6-12

 Flexibility to award a unit of course credit on the basis of mastery of learning rather
   than 150 clock hour requirements

 Flexibility with regard to schedule for administration of End-of-Course Tests to
   accommodate a block schedule
         Building Level Transfer of Funds
                    2008-2011


LEA: Wilkes County Schools                                      LEA Code: 970

School Name: East Wilkes High School                            School Code: 320


Our 2008-2011 School Improvement Plan includes our declaration to exercise
financial flexibility under G.S. 115C-105.25 Budget Flexibility in the following
areas:

 Classroom Materials/Instructional Supplies/Equipment-transfer to Textbook

 Non-Instructional Support Personnel- transfer to Teacher position or Staff
  Development (limited to 3%)

 Teacher Assistants - Transfer to Teachers in grades K-3

 Teacher Assistants - Grade Placement exemption to allow T A's to serve grades
  K-5

 Textbook Funds - transfer to Materials/Instructional Supplies/Equipment

 Textbooks - Exemption to allow purchase of textbooks that have not been
  adopted by the State Board of Education. (Funds would have to be transferred
  to Classroom Materials code)
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School Improvement Plan - High School

  Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011




   School Data Analysis


     East Wilkes High School
                                                         School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                          Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                           English 1
                                                                        2004 Curriculum

                                                                                                         % of
                                                  Description                                                    2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                         Items
             The learner will express reflections and reactions to print and non-print text and
Goal 1                                                                                                    6.8    70.3
             personal experiences.
             The learner will explain meaning, describe processes, and answer research questions
Goal 2                                                                                                    9.2    73.2
             to inform an audience.
Goal 3       The learner will examine argumentation and develop informed opinions.                        4.8    71.1
Goal 4       The learner will create and use standards to critique communication.                        14.9    68.4
             The learner will demonstrate understanding of various literary genres, concepts,
Goal 5                                                                                                   29.5    70.0
             elements, and terms.
Goal 6       The learner will apply conventions of grammar and language usage.                           34.8    71.0
             Composition                                                                                 35.7    73.3
             Textual Analysis                                                                            64.3    68.9
                                                                                    Mean Scale Score             153.3
                                                                                    Percent Proficient           63.2

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 56 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.
                                                          School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                           Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                             Algebra 1
                                                                          2003 Curriculum

                                                                                                         % of
                                                   Description                                                   2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                         Items
Goal 1       The learner will perform operations with numbers and expressions to solve problems.         24.06   67.0

Goal 2       The learner will describe geometric figures in the coordinate plane algebraically.          10.94   51.7
             The learner will collect, organize, and interpret data with matrices and linear models
Goal 3                                                                                                   29.69   72.5
             to solve problems.
Goal 4       The learner will use relations and functions to solve problems.                             35.31   58.7

                                                                                    Mean Scale Score             152.8
                                                                                    Percent Proficient           72.7

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 60 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.
                                                          School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                           Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                            Algebra 2
                                                                         2003 Curriculum

                                                                                                      % of
                                                   Description                                                2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                      Items
             The learner will perform operations with complex numbers, matrices, and
Goal 1                                                                                                25.5    55.7
             polynomials.
Goal 2       The learner will use relations and functions to solve problems.                          74.5    56.8

                                                                                Mean Scale Score              151.3
                                                                                 Percent Proficient           68.8

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 51 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.
                                                          School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                           Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                             Geometry
                                                                          2003 Curriculum

                                                                                                         % of
                                                   Description                                                   2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                         Items
Goal 1       The learner will perform operations with real numbers to solve problems.                    30.0    55.3
             The learner will use geometric and algebraic properties of figures to solve problems
Goal 2                                                                                                   50.0    60.5
             and write proofs.
Goal 3       The learner will transform geometric figures in the coordinate plane algebraically.         20.0    62.8

                                                                                    Mean Scale Score             152.9
                                                                                    Percent Proficient           77.2

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 60 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.
                                                           School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                            Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                               Biology
                                                                           2004 Curriculum

                                                                                                           % of
                                                    Description                                                    2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                           Items
Goal 1       The learner will develop abilities necessary to do and understand scientific inquiry.         27.9    55.7
             The learner will develop an understanding of the physical, chemical and cellular basis
Goal 2                                                                                                     25.0    45.2
             of life.
             The learner will develop an understanding of the continuity of life and the changes of
Goal 3                                                                                                     30.0    53.1
             organisms over time.
Goal 4       The learner will develop an understanding of the unity and diversity of life.                 28.3    52.3
             The learner will develop an understanding of the ecological relationships among
Goal 5                                                                                                     16.7    48.9
             organisms.
                                                                                    Mean Scale Score               146.2
                                                                                      Percent Proficient           44.4

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 60 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.

         The percentages of items for Goals 2 - 5 should sum to 100. All
         scored items are reported under Goals 2 - 5. Some of these same items
         are also reported under Goal 1.
                                                           School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                            Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                             Chemistry
                                                                          2004 Curriculum

                                                                                                          % of
                                                    Description                                                   2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                          Items
Goal 1       The learner will develop abilities necessary to do and understand scientific inquiry.        33.75   70.5

Goal 2       The learner will build an understanding of the structure and properties of matter.           35.00   68.6

Goal 3       The learner will build an understanding of regularities in chemistry.                        25.00   75.9

Goal 4       The learner will build an understanding of energy changes in chemistry.                      13.33   62.5

Goal 5       The learner will develop an understanding of chemical reactions.                             26.67   67.7

                                                                                     Mean Scale Score             155.3
                                                                                     Percent Proficient           89.7

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 60 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.

         The percentages of items for Goals 2 - 5 should sum to 100. All
         scored items are reported under Goals 2 - 5. Some of these same items
         are also reported under Goal 1.
                                                          School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                           Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                          Physical Science
                                                                          2004 Curriculum

                                                                                                          % of
                                                    Description                                                   2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                          Items
Goal 1       The learner will develop abilities necessary to do and understand scientific inquiry.        13.75   62.7

Goal 2       The learner will construct an understanding of forces and motion.                            15.00   67.9

Goal 3       The learner will analyze energy and its conservation.                                        18.33   70.2
Goal 4       The learner will build an understanding of energy changes in chemistry.                      16.67   69.5

Goal 5       The learner will construct an understanding of electricity and magnetism.                    18.33   57.9
Goal 6       The learner will build an understanding of the structure and properties of matter.           31.67   56.9
                                                                                     Mean Scale Score             153.1
                                                                                     Percent Proficient           65.9

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 60 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.

         The percentages of items for Goals 2 - 6 should sum to 100. All
         scored items are reported under Goals 2 - 6. Some of these same items
         are also reported under Goal 1.
                                                           School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                            Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                               Physics
                                                                           2004 Curriculum

                                                                                                           % of
                                                    Description                                                    2008   2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                           Items
Goal 1       The learner will develop abilities necessary to do and understand scientific inquiry.         19.84

Goal 2       The learner will build an understanding of linear motion.                                     12.70
             The learner will build an understanding of two dimensional motion including circular
Goal 3                                                                                                     11.11
             motion.
Goal 4       The learner will develop an understanding of forces and Newton's Laws of Motion.              18.25

Goal 5       The learner will build an understanding of impulse and momentum.                              8.73

Goal 6       The learner will develop an understanding of energy as the ability to cause change.           19.05
             The learner will develop an understanding of wave motion and the wave nature of
Goal 7                                                                                                     15.87
             sound and light.
             The learner will build an understanding of static electricity and direct current electrical
Goal 8                                                                                                     14.29
             circuits.
                                                                                       Mean Scale Score
                                                                                      Percent Proficient

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 63 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.

         The percentages of items for Goals 2 - 8 should sum to 100. All
         scored items are reported under Goals 2 - 8. Some of these same items
         are also reported under Goal 1.
                                                            School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                             Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                          Civics & Economics
                                                                           2006 Curriculum

                                                                                                            % of
                                                     Description                                                    2008   2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                            Items
             The learner will investigate the foundations of the American political system and
Goal 1                                                                                                      11.88
             explore basic values and principles of American democracy.
             The learner will analyze how the government established by the United States
Goal 2                                                                                                      12.50
             Constitution embodies the purposes, values, and principles of American democracy.
             The learner will analyze how state and local government is established by the North
Goal 3                                                                                                      6.04
             Carolina Constitution.
             The learner will explore active roles as a citizen at the local, state, and national levels
Goal 4                                                                                                      8.13
             of government.
             The learner will explain how the political and legal systems provide a means to
Goal 5                                                                                                      11.88
             balance competing interests and resolve conflicts.
             The learner will explain why laws are needed and how they are enacted,
Goal 6                                                                                                      12.08
             implemented, and enforced at the national, state, and local levels.
             The learner will investigate how and why individuals and groups make economic
Goal 7                                                                                                      10.83
             choices.
Goal 8       The learner will analyze features of the economic system of the United States.                 10.83
Goal 9       The learner will analyze factors influencing the United States economy.                        10.00
             The learner will develop, defend, and evaluate positions on issues regarding the
Goal 10                                                                                                     5.83
             personal responsibilities of citizens in the American constitutional democracy.
                                                                                     Mean Scale Score
                                                                                       Percent Proficient

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 80 items as
      identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.
                                                               School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                                Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011
                                                                           U. S. History
                                                                         2006 Curriculum
                                                                                                                 % of
                                                        Description                                                      2008    2009   2010   2011
                                                                                                                 Items
              The New Nation (1789-1820) - The learner will identify, investigate, and assess the
Goal 1                                                                                                           8.04    68.7
              effectiveness of the institutions. of the emerging republic.
              Expansion and Reform (1801-1850) - The learner will assess the competing forces of
Goal 2                                                                                                           9.11    69.3
              expansionism, nationalism, and sectionalism.
              Crisis, Civil War, and Reconstruction (1848-1877) - The learner will analyze the issues that led
Goal 3                                                                                                           8.21    57.7
              to the Civil War, the effects of the war, and the impact of Reconstruction on the nation.
              The Great West and the Rise of the Debtor (1860s-1896) - The learner will evaluate the great
Goal 4                                                                                                           6.43    71.5
              westward movement and assess the impact of the agricultural revolution on the nation.
              Becoming an Industrial Society (1877-1900) - The learner will describe innovations in
Goal 5        technology and business practices and assess their impact on economic, political, and social       7.68    65.7
              life in America.
              The emergence of the United States in World Affairs (1890-1914) - The learner will analyze
Goal 6                                                                                                           6.96    59.4
              causes and effects of the United States emergence as a world power.
              The Progressive Movement in the United States (1890-1914) - The learner will analyze the
Goal 7                                                                                                           8.39    62.0
              economic, political, and social reforms of the Progressive Period.
              The Great War and Its Aftermath (1914-1930) - The learner will analyze United States
Goal 8                                                                                                           5.00    61.6
              involvement in World War I and the war's influence on international affairs during the 1920's.
              Prosperity and Depression (1919-1939) - The learner will appraise the economic, social, and
Goal 9                                                                                                           10.00   69.4
              political changes of the decades of "The Twenties" and "The Thirties."
              World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War (1930s-1963) - The learner will analyze United
Goal 10       States involvement in World War II and the war's influence on international affairs in following   11.07   64.3
              decades.
              Recovery, Prosperity, and Turmoil (1945-1980) - The learner will trace economic, political, and
Goal 11       social developments and assess their significance for the lives of Arnericans during this time     11.61   64.2
              period.
              The United States since the Vietnam War (1973-present) - The learner will identify and analyze
Goal 12                                                                                                          7.50    56.4
              trends in domestic and foreign affairs of the United States during this time period.
                                                                                            Mean Scale Score             154.6
                                                                                            Percent Proficient           79.3

Note: the values in the % of Items column are the percent of 80 items as
       identified on the 2007 - 2008 Goal Report from WinScan.

         The values in the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 columns are the Mean
         Percent of the Items that were answered correctly for that goal.
                                                               School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                                Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                End-of-Course Analysis of Anticipated Grades & Proficiency
                                                        2007 - 2008
                      #           A                 B             C              D                  F              %         %
        Test       Tested    #         %       #     %        #      %       #         %       #         %      Below B   Below C
English 1           137     63        45.99   36    26.28    20     14.60    9        6.57     6        4.38     25.55     10.95
Algebra 1           142     32        22.54   43    30.28    39     27.46   15       10.56    12        8.45     46.48     19.01
Algebra 2            77      9        11.69   32    41.56    26     33.77    9       11.69     1        1.30     46.75     12.99
Geometry             94     12        12.77   24    25.53    27     28.72   19       20.21    11        11.70    60.64     31.91
Biology               9      1        11.11    2    22.22     4     44.44    2       22.22   0.00       66.67    22.22
Chemistry            29      6        20.69   13    44.83     8     27.59    2        6.90   0.00       34.48     6.90
Physical Science     44      7        15.91   11    25.00    12     27.27    9       20.45     5        11.36    59.09     31.82
Physics               0
Civics & Econ.        2               0.00      1   50.00           0.00              0.00              0.00      0.00     0.00
U. S. History       121      24       19.83    33   27.27     31   25.62    21       17.36   11         9.09     52.07     26.45
School Total        655     154       23.51   195   29.77    167   25.50    86       13.13   46         7.02     45.65     20.15

                                                          2008-2009
                     #            A                 B              C             D                  F              %         %
        Test       Tested   #          %       #        %      #       %    #         %       #          %      Below B   Below C
English 1
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Civics & Econ.
U. S. History
School Total
                                             School Improvement Plan - High School
                                              Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                    End-of-Course Analysis of Anticipated Grades & Proficiency

                                                        2009 - 2010
                      #             A            B                C          D                 F          %         %
         Test       Tested      #       %    #        %       #     %    #       %        #        %   Below B   Below C
 English 1
 Algebra 1
 Algebra 2
 Geometry
 Biology
 Chemistry
 Physical Science
 Physics
 Civics & Econ.
 U. S. History
 School Total

                                                        2010-2011
                      #             A            B               C           D                 F          %         %
         Test       Tested      #       %    #        %      #       %   #       %        #        %   Below B   Below C
 English 1
 Algebra 1
 Algebra 2
 Geometry
 Biology
 Chemistry
 Physical Science
 Physics
 Civics & Econ.
 U. S. History
 School Total


                                             School Improvement Plan - High School
                                              Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                Online Computer Skills Test: Students Tested & Percent Passing
Grade Level           2007 - 2008                    2008 - 2009                 2009 - 2010                2010 - 2011
                                              %                                  %                                %                               %
                     Tested   Passed        Passed    Tested      Passed       Passed   Tested     Passed       Passed   Tested    Passed       Passed
         9             24       5            21.00
        10             17       5            29.00
        11              2       1            50.00
        12              1       1           100.00

                                                               ABCs Growth Results

                              2007 - 2008                       2008 - 2009                      2009 - 2010                      2010 – 2011
                                              %                                  %                                %                               %
        Test         Tested   Passed        Passed    Tested      Passed       Passed   Tested     Passed       Passed   Tested    Passed       Passed
English 1            -0.060    0.836        Not Met
Algebra 1            -0.191    0.422        Not Met
Algebra 2
Geometry              0.033    1.022        Not Met
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Civics & Econ.        1.490    1.000        Not Met
U. S. History         0.129    1.571         Met
                                                              Sample Growth Results
                              2007 - 2008                  2008 - 2009                   2009 - 2010                              2010 - 2011
                     Growth     HG                  Growth     HG               Growth       HG                          Growth      HG
       Test          Score     Ratio      Status    Score     Ratio     Status   Score      Ratio    Status              Score      Ratio     Status
Algebra 1            -0.086    0.807      Not Met
Algebra 2             0.109    1.497        HG
Geometry              0.072    1.260        EG
                    Growth Score: Average Growth                      Status: EG - Expected Growth                       Not Met - Did not meet
                    HG Ratio:     High Growth Ratio                            HG - High Growth                                    Expected Growth
                                                            School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                             Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011
                                                                  % Proficient by Subgroup
                                                              2007 - 2008
                                                                                                  Students
                   American                                   Multi-             Not                with
      Test          Indian    Asian    Black     Hispanic     Racial   White      EC     AIG     Disabilities     LEP    Male     Female
English 1             NA       NA      100.0       60.0        NA      83.1      84.1    84.1       20.0          NA     72.3      93.1
Algebra 1            100.0     NA       66.7       80.0       100.0    69.0      71.6    25.0       25.0          NA     66.2      73.0
Algebra 2             NA       NA        NA         NA         NA      70.3      59.3   100.0        NA           NA     81.1      57.5
Geometry              NA       NA        NA         NA         NA      77.0      71.4   100.0        NA           NA     83.3      69.2
Biology                  NA          NA        NA          NA           NA      44.4    28.6   100.0       NA         NA    66.7     33.3
Chemistry                NA          NA        NA          NA           NA      89.7    66.7    100.       NA         NA    100.0    85.7
Physical Science         NA          NA        NA          NA           NA      65.1     NA      NA        NA         NA    76.2     56.5
Physics                  NA          NA        NA          NA           NA       NA      NA      NA        NA         NA     NA       NA
Civics & Econ.           NA          NA        NA          NA           NA       NA      NA      NA        NA         NA     NA       NA
U. S. History            NA          NA        NA          NA           NA      79.5    84.0   100.0      50.0        NA    80.0     78.8
Grade 10 Writing         NA          NA        NA          NA           NA      83.2    85.7   100.0      22.2        NA    78.7     88.3

                                                                      2008 - 2009
                                                                                                        Students
                     American                                         Multi-            Not               with
       Test           Indian       Asian      Black     Hispanic      Racial    White   EC     AIG     Disabilities   LEP   Male    Female
English 1
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Civics & Econ.
U. S. History
Grade 10 Writing
     If a tilde ( ~ ) is in a cell, there were four or fewer students tested.
                                                                   School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                                    Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011
                                                                         % Proficient by Subgroup
                                                                      2009- 2010
                                                                                                        Students
                     American                                         Multi-            Not               with
       Test           Indian       Asian      Black     Hispanic      Racial    White   EC     AIG     Disabilities   LEP   Male    Female
English 1
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Civics & Econ.
U. S. History
Grade 10 Writing

                                                                      2010 - 2011
                                                                                                     Students
                     American                                         Multi-            Not            with
       Test           Indian       Asian      Black     Hispanic      Racial    White   EC    AIG   Disabilities   LEP   Male   Female
English 1
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Civics & Econ.
U. S. History
Grade 10 Writing
     If a tilde ( ~ ) is in a cell, there were four or fewer students tested.
                                                              School Improvement Plan – High School

                                                               Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011

                                                                        Exit Standards Results

                                    2007 - 2008                         2008 – 2009                         2009 - 2010                         2010 - 2011
                                                    % of                                % of                                % of                                % of
                         Eligible    Eligible     Eligible   Eligible    Eligible     Eligible   Eligible    Eligible     Eligible   Eligible    Eligible     Eligible
                         Students    Students     Students   Students    Students     Students   Students    Students     Students   Students    Students     Students
  Test        Cycle      Taking      Passing      Passing    Taking      Passing      Passing    Taking      Passing      Passing    Taking      Passing      Passing
             Regular      137          114          83.2
English 1    Re-test 1      7            1          14.3
             Re-test 2      4            2          50.0
             Regular      142           99          69.7
Algebra 1
             Re-test 1     11            2          18.2
             Re-test 2      5            0           0.0
             Regular        9            4          44.4
 Biology
             Re-test 1
             Re-test 2
             Regular        2            0           0.0
 Civics &
             Re-test 1     NA           NA           NA
Economics
             Re-test 2     NA           NA           NA
             Regular       121          98          79.3
US History   Re-test 1     NA           NA           NA
             Re-test 2     NA           NA           NA
                                                                                 School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                                                   Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011
                                                                                  No Child Left Behind Reading Results

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  English 1


  OCS English 1


  NCCLAS English 1


  EXTEND1 English 1


  Writing 10


  OCS Writing 10


  NCCLAS Writing 10


  EXTEND1 Writing 10

    Met Reading AYP
        Standard


Note: In order to meet the Reading AYP Standard, the student must be proficient in both English 1 and Writing.
                                                                         School Improvement Plan - High School
                                                                             Wilkes County Schools: 2009 – 2011
                                                                        No Child Left Behind Mathematics Results


                                     2007 - 2008                                                    2008 - 2009                                                    2009- 2010                                                  2010 - 2011




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       Test

Algebra 1


OCS Mathematics 1


NCCLAS Algebra 1

EXTEND1
Mathematics
Met Mathematics AYP
     Standard

								
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