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					Fairview Elementary School



          Distinguished
            Georgia
          Title I School
              2009
                   Mission
It is our mission at Fairview Elementary School to ensure
 measurable success for all students as determined by
    state and national standards. We are committed to a
  system of support that addresses diversity through
  goal setting in a safe and orderly environment. The
faculty, staff and community are dedicated to academic
   excellence and achievement within a collaborative
                         framework.
Vision Statement (Draft)
       We Envision a school that:
        Fosters lifelong learning
     Achieves academic excellence
         Instills good character
      Recognizes individual talent
            Values diversity
               Impacts lives
        Embraces opportunities
 Welcomes parent/community involvement
At Fairview Elementary We Believe
               that…
• All children will learn and be provided with
  opportunities to learn in a safe, orderly,
  risk-free environment.
• A variety of teaching methods is essential
  to address individual learning styles and
  the development of higher order thinking
  skills.
• Students learn best when actively involved
  in meaningful and enjoyable learning
  experiences.
At Fairview Elementary We Believe
               that…
 • Community, parents, faculty and staff
   share responsibility for the
   development of the whole child.
 • A student’s self-esteem is enhanced by
   positive relationships and mutual
   respect among students, faculty, staff,
   parents, and community.
 • Uninterrupted instructional time
   increases learning opportunities.
At Fairview Elementary We Believe
               that…
• Respect and appreciation of diversity are
  essential.
• Curriculum and instruction based on
  research enhances student achievement.
• Effective discipline practices promote
  responsible student behavior.
• High expectations build a sense of pride
  and ownership for school among staff,
  faculty, students, parents, and community.
       Did You Know That…
• Fairview is the oldest operated public
  school in Henry, County Georgia.
• Fairview was established in 1929.
• Fairview originally only consisted of 3
  classrooms.
• The name Fairview was chosen because
  you could see a “fair view” of all its
  surroundings.
      Did You Know That…
• In 1992 enrollment peaked at 759
  students.
• The average daily attendance of 97.8%
  places Fairview Elementary School among
  the top schools in Henry County in the
  area of student attendance.
• Enrollment is expected to increase
  approximately 20% over the next five
  years.
      What is A Title I School?
• Federal funding is provided based on free/reduced
  lunch percentage (currently 63% of students are
  eligible).
• Title I schools must work to:
   – Identify students most in need of educational
     help
   – Set goals for improvement
   – Measure student progress
   – Develop programs that add to the regular
     classroom instruction
   – Involve parents in various aspects of the
     program
     What is A Title I School?
• Title I schools are expected to make
  adequate yearly progress (AYP) as
  required in the No Child Left Behind Act.
  – Test participation
  – Academic performance
  – Attendance
  Congratulations!! Fairview has made AYP
        for the 5th consecutive year!!
     What is A Title I School?
• Title I Schools are required to have parent
  involvement opportunities.
  – Training and workshops
  – Serve on committees
  – Opportunities to volunteer in the school
      Student Enrollment
                             758
760

740
                   722 721               2004-05
720                                      2005-06
             697                   696   2006-07
700
       689                               2007-08
                                         2008-09
680
                                         2009-10
660

640
     Student Demographics
90
80
70
60
                                                                 Asian
50
                                                                 Black
40                                                               Hispanic
30                                                               Native American
                                                                 White
20
                                                                 Multi-racial
10
 0
     2009-10

               2008-09

                         2007-08

                                   2006-07

                                             2005-06

                                                       2004-05
Student Demographics
     2009-2010
600             Black 564


500

400

300

200
                                              White
                       Hispanic
100                        40      Native
                                               54 Multi-racial
      Asian 5                     America 1            31

 0
Certified Position Allotment
 62                     61
 60                59
              58             58
 58
                                  2004-05
 56                               2005-06
                                  2006-07
 54
                                  2007-08
      52 52
 52                               2008-09
                                  2009-10
 50

 48

 46
                                Test Data
                               2004    2005    2006    2007    2008   2009




Reading                         86     93      87      88      *92    *90

English/Language Arts           86     92      82      84      *88    87

Math                            89     88      87      83       78    81

Science                                                         69    75
(3rd, 4th, and 5th)

Social Studies                                                91.2    76
(3rd, 4th, and 5th)

5th Grade Writing               69     68      68     *71       77    74


                        * Reading and English/Language Arts total
                                        is 88.5
     Henry County School System
               Goals
• Meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act

• Increase the graduation rate to 100%
• Close the achievement gap between subgroups of
  students while improving academic achievement for all
  students
• Create a safe and orderly environment that is conducive
  to maximizing learning
        FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
          Continuous Improvement Plan
                   2009-2010

Goal 1
District: 100% of our students will graduate
  from high school.
School: 85% of students in grades1-5 will
  meet (800) or exceed standards in the area
  of Math as measured by the CRCT and
  other performance data. 2008-09 - 81%
              Math Strategies
• Provide remediation through EIP, Title I, SIEP,
  Math Boot Camp, and Math Enrichment.

• Provide Professional learning in the use of math
  manipulatives to support the GPS Standards.

• All instruction will be Standards-Based (students
  and teachers have a clear understanding of the
  curriculum expectations).

• Grade Level teams will work collaboratively to
  develop goals and strategies to address
  academic deficiencies in reading, language arts,
  and math.
• Teachers will incorporate student use of
  technology in learning process.
• Implement co-teaching model (1st - 5th) to
  support students with disabilities in the
  regular classroom setting.
Goal 2
District: 100% of our students will graduate
  from high school.
School: In the area of writing, there will be an
  increase from 74% to 80% of students
  meeting or exceeding the standard as
  measured by the 5th grade Georgia Writing
  Assessment. 2008-09 – 74%
          Writing Strategies
• All teachers will use best practice teaching
  strategies within the framework of
  balanced literacy which includes Reader’s
  and Writer’s Workshop, and word study.
• Teachers will incorporate mini-lessons in
  the areas of grammar and sentence
  construction in Writer’s Workshop.
• Teachers will provide feedback on student
  work through teacher commentary.
• All instruction will be Standards-Based
  (students and teachers have a clear
  understanding of the curriculum
  expectations).
• Grade Level teams will work
  collaboratively to develop goals and
  strategies to address academic
  deficiencies in reading, language arts, and
  math.
• Teachers will incorporate student use of
  technology in learning process.
• Implement co-teaching model (1st - 5th) to
  support students with disabilities in the
  regular classroom setting.
Goal 3
District: Create a safe and orderly
  environment that is conducive to
  maximizing learning.
School: All students will value culture and
  diversity in the school.
                             Strategies
• Celebrate and encourage the participation of all
  cultures in school activities and programs.
• Consistently conduct class meetings as outlined
  by the Olweus Anti-Bullying Program.
• Use Love and Logic strategies to enhance the
  learning environment.

  * Olweus is a national program that reduces bullying problems among school children.

  * Love and Logic promotes responsible behaviors in students which will create conducive
  learning environment in high levels of academic achievement.
                        Programs
•   Title I
•   Early Intervention Program (EIP)
•   English Language Learners (ELL)
•   SIEP Tutorial (2nd-5th)
•   Saturday School
•   Gifted Program
•   Special Education
     – Severe Learning Disabled (SLD)
     – Mildly Intellectual Disabled (MID)
     – Emotional Behavior Disturbed (EBD)
     – Speech
     – Occupational Therapy
     – Physical Therapy
Extracurricular Activities
       Jr. Beta Club
        Track Club
           Chorus
       Dance Team
      Student Council
        Book Clubs
       Safety Patrol
         4-H Club
         Partners in Education
• A Touch of Class Florist   • Kroger
• Affordable Lawn Care       • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  Service
• Bethel United Methodist    • Martial Arts America
  Church                     • Vision Kids
• Chic-Fil-A                 • Say It On Plastic
• Cool Scoops
• Dojang                     • Skyline Prints Inc.
• Express Oil Change &       • Stockbridge Tae Kwon
  Service Center               Do
• Fairview Florist           • The First State Bank
• Horace Mann
    Fairview Accomplishments
• Over 97% of Fairview’s students attend
  school each day.
• 40% of students participated in extra-
  curricular activities (Track, Chorus, Dance,
  Student Council, Beta Club).
• Won 1st Place in county competition in the
  Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.
• Students have collectively earned over
  32,000 AR points to meet school goal.
    Fairview Accomplishments
• Several students were recognized in
  county and district literacy competitions.
• 175 students participated in Social Studies
  Fairs.
• Over 100 men volunteered during the
  annual Men’s Volunteer Day.
   Fairview Accomplishments
• During 2008-09 school year PTSA
  donated over 10,000.00 dollars to
  Fairview.
• 73% of certified staff have advance
  degrees.
• A successful county team visit with 12
  commendations!!
          Awards/Recognitions
• Georgia Title I Distinguished School, 2005
  – 2009
• Fairview designated as 1 of 9 schools in
  the state of Georgia as a No Place for
  Hate School, 2008
• Standards and Poors (New York)
  Recognition 2006-2007
  – One of 96 (59 Districts) schools in Georgia that narrowed the
    achievement Gap by 5 points between two subgroups while increasing
    the overall CRCT score in Math.
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