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					                    District Report Card
                                           for Grades K-12
                                        Mitchell, South Dakota
                                         Published Fall, 2007


           DEMOGRAPHICS OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                     NUMBER OF STUDENTS ENROLLED, K-12


    ENROLLMENT NUMBERS                       3000
    1999-2000     2676
                                             2500
    2000-01       2660
                                             2000
    2001-02       2630
    2002-03       2594                       1500
    2003-04       2566                       1000
    2004-05       2470                        500
    2005-06       2517                          0
    2006-07       2502                              99-00   00-01   01-02   02-03   03-04   04-05   05-06   06-07




     SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS OF STUDENTS
                2006-07                                                          2006-07 STUDENTS BY BUILDING
                                                                                            as of May 22, 2007
                         % of Students Eligible
                        for Free and Reduced                                230     Longfellow Elementary School
   Building     _______        Lunches         ________                     378     Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School
                 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07                            476     L.B. Williams Elementary School
Elementary……… 48%            44%      44%         44%                       28      Rockport Colony School
Middle School….. 37%         36%      36%         35%                       31      Rosedale Colony School
Senior High*…….. 19%         19%      19%          21%                      557     Mitchell Middle School
                                                                            802     Mitchell Senior High School
*A lower rate of free and reduced lunch eligibility at the                  2502     Total
 Senior High is due, in part, to the availability of open lunch
 at that level.



                                             STUDENT ATTENDANCE RATE

   ATTENDANCE CENTER               2001-02           2002-03           2003-04          2004-05        2005-06      2006-07
Elementary                          96.2%             96.3%             96.4%            96.2%          96.3%        96.7%
Middle School                       94.4%             96.5%             96.4%            96.2%          96.5%        97.0%
Senior High                         94.8%             95.3%             95.3%            95.2%          95.3%        95.0%
                                               ETHNIC MAKE-UP
         ETHNICITY                 2003-04               2004-05                  2005-06                2006-07
American Indian                  143 = 5.5%             133 = 5.4%              121 = 4.8%             135 = 5.4%
Asian or Pacific Islander          26 = 1%              20 = 0.8%                18 = 0.7%              20 = 0.8%
Hispanic                          56 = 2.2%             57 = 2.3%                63 = 2.5%              70 = 2.8%
Black, Not Hispanic Origin       14 = 0.6%              12 = 0.5%                18 = 0.7%              24 = 1.0%
White, Not Hispanic Origin      2327 = 90.7%           2248 = 91%              2297 = 91.3%           2253 = 90.0%
Total                           2566 = 100%            2470 = 100%             2517 = 100%            2502 = 100%




                                SPECIAL EDUCATION ENROLLMENT
                                   Students Served in Special Education: 2006-07

        DISABILITY CATERGORY                    NUMBER OF STUDENTS                 PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL STUDENTS*
Deafness and Blindness                                   0                                     0.0%
Emotional Disability                                    20                                     0.8%
Cognitive Disability                                    26                                     1.0%
Hearing Impairments                                      1                                     0.1%
Specific Learning Disabled                             107                                     4.3%
Multiple Disabilities                                   17                                     0.7%
Orthopedic Impairments                                   2                                     0.1%
Visually Impaired                                        1                                     0.1%
Deafness                                                 0                                     0.0%
Speech/Language Impairments                            122                                     4.9%
Other Health Impaired                                   29                                     1.2%
Autism                                                   6                                     0.2%
Traumatic Brain Injury                                  19                                     0.8%
Developmental Delay-Preschool                           24                                     1.0%
Total                                                  374                                    14.9%

  Percentage is rounded to the nearest tenth.
* Percentages based on December 1, 2006, Childcount numbers.




                    FIVE YEAR TOTALS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION
                                  2002-03            2003-04             2004-05            2005-06        2006-07
Number of Special                   407                398                 383                377            374
Education Students
Percent of Total Population        15.7%              15.5%               15.5%               15.0%         14.9%
All K-12 Students                  2594               2566                2470                2517          2502




                                            OPEN ENROLLMENT
                                  2002-03             2003-04            2004-05           2005-06       2006-2007
Coming to Mitchell (In)             52                  56                 71                64            N/A*
Leaving Mitchell (Out)              57                  61                 77                63            N/A*
Difference                          -5                  -5                 -5                +1            N/A*

*Due to changes in enrollment software, this data was not available at the time of publication.




                                                          2
                 HOME SCHOOLERS/PUBLIC SCHOOL EXEMPTIONS
       80
       70                 72
                67
       60                           62
       50                                                             49
                                              45        46
       40                                                                       38                  35        35
       30
       20                                                                                 23
       10
        0
            1997-98   1998-99   1999-00   2000-01   2001-02       2002-03   2003-04   2004-05   2005-06   2006-07




                                           GRADUATION RATE

                                           100%
       LOCAL          STATE
2003    95.1%         96.0%                 80%

2004    96.3%         92.3%                 60%                                                                local
                                                                                                               state
2005    96.2%         89.1%                 40%

2006    94.7%         89.5%                 20%

2007    92.7%         88.3%                  0%
                                                     2003          2004      2005      2006       2007




             2006-07 ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENTS

                        GRADE               CHINESE           GERMAN           JAPANESE          SPANISH
                Kindergarten                   0                 7                0                 1
                First Grade                    0                 8                0                 1
                Second Grade                   0                 4                0                 2
                Third Grade                    0                 2                0                 0
                Fourth Grade                   0                 0                0                 1
                Fifth Grade                    0                 0                1                 0
                Sixth Grade                    0                 0                0                 0
                Seventh Grade                  0                 0                0                 2
                Eighth Grade                   0                 0                1                 1
                Ninth Grade                    0                 0                0                 0
                Tenth Grade                    1                 0                0                 5
                Eleventh Grade                 1                 0                0                 0
                Twelfth Grade                  0                 0                0                 0
                Total                          2                21                2                13




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    STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                            SAT9/SAT10 SCORES
        The information below is a listing of the SAT9/SAT10 NIP (National Individual Percentile) scores for the Mitchell
School District students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11. The SAT9/SAT10 is the state-prescribed standardized student
achievement test. The NIP scores tell you what percent of students nationally your average student is out-performing.


                                  EIGHT YEAR SUMMARY OF SAT9/SAT10 SCORES


                                                       GRADE 3

                SUBTEST                        2003              2004        2005          2006          2007
Total Reading                                   56                67          66            72            73
   Word Study Skills                            47                60          61            67            69
   Reading Vocabulary                           52                65          65            70            70
   Reading Comprehension                        63                71          69            74            74
Total Math                                      63                77          75            80            78
   Mathematics Problem Solving                  54                71          69            73            73
   Mathematics Procedures                       71                79          77            82            79
Total Language                                  59                65          62            66            NT
   Prewriting                                   63                70          68            73            NT
   Composing                                    58                58          57            61            NT
   Editing                                      42                63          60            61            NT
Science                                         62                62          61            68            NT
Social Science                                  59                69          70            72            NT
Partial Battery                                 58                69          68            73            73
Complete Battery                                58                68          68            72            NA




                                                       GRADE 4

                 SUBTEST                    2000      2001        2002    2003      2004       2005      2006     2007
Total Reading                                63        70          56      60        66         70        70       73
    Word Study Skills                        NT        NT          NT      56        66         68        70       76
    Reading Vocabulary                       60        66          52      57        61         65        66       67
    Reading Comprehension                    63        69          57      61        63         69        68       70
Total Math                                   59        68          60      71        74         77        80       82
    Problem Solving                          61        72          63      70        72         76        77       82
    Procedures                               58        61          57      72        75         76        81       80
Total Language                               53        55          45      52        50         53        55       NT
    Prewriting                               57        57          50      53        52         54        55       NT
    Composing                                50        56          45      49        45         47        53       NT
    Editing                                  54        56          47      50        49         53        56       NT
Science                                      58        63          50      63        69         71        75       NT
Social Science                               65        69          58      69        69         74        75       NT
Listening                                    55        67          56      NT        NT         NT        NT       NT
Using Information                            60        63          52      NT        NT         NT        NT       NT
Thinking Skills                              59        57          55      NT        NT         NT        NT       NT
Partial Battery                              59        66          56      62        66         68        70       75
Complete Battery                             60        66          55      63        66         69        71       NA




                                                             4
                                        GRADE 5

                SUBTEST          2003          2004   2005   2006   2007
Total Reading                     60            62     62     72     70
   Reading Vocabulary             57            56     60     68     67
   Reading Comprehension          62            64     62     72     70
Total Math                        71            78     79     83     82
   Mathematics Problem Solving    65            74     76     81     80
   Mathematics Procedures         76            82     80     82     82
Total Language                    57            62     66     67     NT
   Prewriting                     50            54     57     61     NT
   Composing                      51            58     57     58     NT
   Editing                        62            65     73     71     NT
Science                           67            67     72     74     NT
Social Science                    73            73     77     79     NT
Partial Battery                   64            68     69     74     75
Complete Battery                  66            69     71     75     NA




                                        GRADE 6

                SUBTEST          2003          2004   2005   2006   2007
Total Reading                     61            53     59     64     73
   Reading Vocabulary             58            51     54     60     68
   Reading Comprehension          63            55     63     66     74
Total Math                        64            63     78     80     84
   Mathematics Problem Solving    63            60     78     81     84
   Mathematics Procedures         62            64     75     75     81
Total Language                    66            59     65     65     NT
   Prewriting                     63            57     64     65     NT
   Composing                      64            55     61     60     NT
   Editing                        64            60     61     63     NT
Science                           71            63     68     71     NT
Social Science                    71            64     69     67     NT
Partial Battery                   63            58     67     70     77
Complete Battery                  65            60     68     70     NA




                                        GRADE 7

                SUBTEST          2003          2004   2005   2006   2007
Total Reading                     66            67     64     64     68
   Reading Vocabulary             60            61     58     55     60
   Reading Comprehension          68            70     66     68     72
Total Math                        68            76     72     80     85
   Mathematics Problem Solving    71            78     77     81     85
   Mathematics Procedures         59            67     59     70     81
Total Language                    69            73     66     73     NT
   Prewriting                     65            69     65     68     NT
   Composing                      69            70     66     73     NT
   Editing                        66            72     64     69     NT
Science                           66            72     67     69     NT
Social Science                    71            73     67     67     NT
Partial Battery                   66            70     66     70     75
Complete Battery                  67            71     66     70     NA


                                           5
                                                 GRADE 8

                 SUBTEST                 2000     2001      2002    2003    2004    2005     2006      2007
Total Reading                             64       62        66      63      63      74       66        67
     Reading Vocabulary                   56       56        59      61      59      66       60        64
     Reading Comprehension                67       66        70      63      65      76       68        67
Total Math                                70       66        71      67      79      83       80        85
    Problem Solving                       81       79        82      74      82      86       81        86
    Procedures                            49       40        50      54      71      75       74        81
Total Language                            57       56        66      61      65      69       64        NT
    Prewriting                            46       48        57      65      68      70       64        NT
    Composing                             58       59        68      56      60      66       60        NT
    Editing                               61       58        66      55      61      62       61        NT
Science                                   78       78        81      67      71      76       66        NT
Social Science                            74       75        78      67      72      73       68        NT
Listening                                 68       64        70      NT      NT      NT       NT        NT
Using Information                         71       71        75      NT      NT      NT       NT        NT
Thinking Skills                           71       69        75      NT      NT      NT       NT        NT
Basic Battery/Partial Battery             64       61        67      63      69      75       70        76
Complete Battery                          67       65        70      64      70      75       69        NA




                                                 GRADE 11

                SUBTEST                  2000     2001      2002    2003    2004    2005      2006     2007
Total Reading                             47       54        53      76      71      81        80       78
   Reading Vocabulary                     54       60        58      65      59      68        67       63
   Reading Comprehension                  44       51        50      78      75      84        82       82
Math                                      70       74        77      79      72      83        79       80
Total Language                            43       58        54      57      57      63        63       NT
   Prewriting                             50       62        59      57      59      65        66       NT
   Composing                              46       54        57      48      47      52        53       NT
   Editing                                43       54        51      59      59      64        63       NT
Science                                   66       76        75      75      75      82        80       NT
Social Science                            71       77        78      76      72      87        82       NT
Using Information                         61       71        70      NT      NT      NT        NT       NT
Thinking Skills                           54       63        64      NT      NT      NT        NT       NT
Basic Battery/Partial Battery             53       61        60      70      66      75        74       76
Complete Battery                          58       67        66      72      69      79        76       NA

Conclusions:
1. Traditionally, reading scores have lagged behind math student achievement. This remains the case. However,
   reading scores have improved significantly across the board. The gap remains because math scores have also
   risen significantly over the last several years.
2. Math scores remain high and have increased significantly over the last several years. The traditional gap
   between Math Problem Solving and Procedures has closed significantly during the last years.
3. Across the board, student achievement scores have increased over the last several years, including 2007.




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                                   AVERAGE SAT9/SAT10 NIP SCORES

       SCHOOL YEAR                     STATE AVERAGE                     MITCHELL SCORE*        NATIONAL AVERAGE
          2000                               63                                62                      50
          2001                               63                                65                      50
          2002                               63                                64                      50
          2003                               61                                65                      50
          2004                               67                                68                      50
          2005                               69                                71                      50
          2006                               69                                72                      50
          2007                               67                                75                      50

* Mitchell Score is the average of Mitchell students at grades 2, 4, 8, and 11 from 1999-2002. Mitchell Score for 2003-
  07 is the average of Mitchell students in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 11.

              75

              70

              65                                                                           STATE AVERAGE
              60                                                                           MITCHELL SCORE

              55

              50
                   1999 2000      2001    2002 2003      2004    2005 2006     2007

Conclusions: Mitchell students are significantly outscoring their counterparts nationally and moderately outscoring
their counterparts in South Dakota.

                               TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS...
                                          REMEMBER YOUR ABC’S
                                                      Source Unknown
Always find some time exclusively for your children each day.
Broaden their horizons through varied experiences.
Challenge them to set and achieve high goals in life.
Delight in their efforts in school and at home.
Examine your approach so as to keep it loving.
Find something good to say about your children each day.
Guide them in their decisions.
Have a listening ear for their problems and concerns.
Insure that you pay attention to their fears.
Joyfully forgive their shortcomings.
Keep their confidence.
Live a life that serves as a positive model.
Manage your time as to make them your best friend.
Never say ―no‖ when you might be able to say ―yes.‖
Open your home to their friends.
Protect them from their own inexperience.
Quickly show interest in their endeavors.
Remember they have needs to be met.
Show them love.
Teach them to treat others as they want to be treated.
Understand they are young and learning to adjust.
Very carefully, mean what you say.
Watch them grow and appreciate each stage.
Expect them to follow rules.
Yield to your children‘s preferences, if it isn‘t against a principle.
Zealously help your children to enjoy life.

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                                                            TRIENNIAL SCORES
         Triennial scores are simply the average of our SAT9/SAT10 scores over a three-year period. We prefer to look
at triennial scores because they are more stable. In other words, they are less vulnerable to one year shifts and the
simple effect of a particularly strong—or weak—scoring class, the cohort effect.

                                                                          GRADE 3
            SUBTEST                               2003-05                        2004-06                 2005-07                  DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                                          63                               68                 70                         +2
  Word Study Skills                                    56                               63                 66                         +3
  Reading Vocabulary                                   61                               67                 68                         +1
  Reading Comprehension                                68                               71                 72                         +1
Total Math                                             72                               77                 78                         +1
  Mathematics Problem Solving                          65                               71                 72                         +1
  Mathematics Procedures                               76                               79                 79                          0
Total Language                                         62                               64                 NT                         NT
  Prewriting                                           67                               70                 NT                         NT
  Composing                                            58                               59                 NT                         NT
  Editing                                              55                               61                 NT                         NT
Science                                                62                               64                 NT                         NT
Social Science                                         66                               70                 NT                         NT
Partial Battery                                        65                               70                 71                         +1
Total Battery                                          65                               69                 NA                         NA


   72

   70

   68
                                                                                                                                     MITCHELL SCORE
   66

   64

   62
             2003-05                  2004-06                     2005-2007




                                                                          GRADE 4
               SUBTEST                          2000-02          2001-03        2002-04      2003-05     2004-06         2005-2007    DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                                     62                62              61         65           69               71             +2
    Word Study Skills                             NT                NT              NT         63           68               71             +3
    Reading Vocabulary                            59                58              57         61           64               66             +2
    Reading Comprehension                         63                62              60         64           67               69             +2
Total Math                                        62                66              68         74           77               80             +3
    Problem Solving                               65                68              68         73           75               78             +3
    Procedures                                    59                63              68         74           77               79             +2
Total Language                                    51                51              49         52           53               NT             NA
    Prewriting                                    55                53              52         53           54               NT             NA
    Composing                                     50                50              46         47           48               NT             NA
    Editing                                       52                51              49         51           53               NT             NA
Science                                           57                59              61         68           72               NT             NA
Social Science                                    64                65              65         71           73               NT             NA
Listening                                         59                NT              NT         NT           NT               NT             NA
Using Information                                 58                NT              NT         NT           NT               NT             NA
Thinking Skills                                   57                NT              NT         NT           NT               NT             NA
Basic Battery                                     60                61              61         65           68               71             +3
Complete Battery                                  60                61              61         66           69               NA             NA



   75

   70

   65
                                                                                                                                      MITCHELL SCORE
   60

   55

   50
           2000-02          2001-03                    2002-04                2003-05          2004-06             2005-07




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                                                              GRADE 5
            SUBTEST                       2003-05                    2004-06   2005-07   DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                               61                          65       68          +3
  Reading Vocabulary                        58                          61       65          +4
  Reading Comprehension                     63                          66       68          +2
Total Math                                  76                          80       81          +1
  Mathematics Problem Solving               72                          77       79          +2
  Mathematics Procedures                    79                          81       81           0
Total Language                              62                          65       NT          NA
  Prewriting                                54                          57       NT          NA
  Composing                                 55                          58       NT          NA
  Editing                                   67                          70       NT          NA
Science                                     69                          71       NT          NA
Social Science                              74                          76       NT          NA
Partial Battery                             67                          70       73          +3
Total Battery                               69                          72       NA          NA


   74
   73
   72
   71
                                                                                           MITCHELL SCORE
   70
   69
   68
   67
            2003-05             2004-06             2005-07




                                                              GRADE 6
            SUBTEST                       2003-05                    2004-06   2005-07   DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                               58                          59       65          +6
  Reading Vocabulary                        54                          55       61          +6
  Reading Comprehension                     60                          61       68          +7
Total Math                                  68                          74       81          +7
  Mathematics Problem Solving               67                          73       81          +8
  Mathematics Procedures                    67                          71       77          +6
Total Language                              63                          63       NT          NA
  Prewriting                                61                          62       NT          NA
  Composing                                 60                          59       NT          NA
  Editing                                   62                          61       NT          NA
Science                                     67                          67       NT          NA
Social Science                              68                          67       NT          NA
Partial Battery                             63                          65       71          +6
Complete Battery                            64                          66       NA          NA


   72
   70
   68
   66                                                                                      MITCHELL SCORE
   64
   62
   60
            2003-05             2004-06             2005-07




                                                                 9
                                                                     GRADE 7
               SUBTEST                           2003-05                           2004-06              2005-07              DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                                      66                                65                    65                       0
  Reading Vocabulary                               60                                58                    58                       0
  Reading Comprehension                            68                                68                    69                      +1
Total Math                                         72                                76                    79                      +3
  Mathematics Problem Solving                      75                                79                    81                      +2
  Mathematics Procedures                           62                                65                    70                      +5
Total Language                                     69                                71                    NT                      NA
  Prewriting                                       66                                67                    NT                      NA
  Composing                                        68                                70                    NT                      NA
  Editing                                          67                                68                    NT                      NA
Science                                            68                                69                    NT                      NA
Social Science                                     70                                69                    NT                      NA
Partial Battery                                    67                                69                    70                      +1
Complete Battery                                   68                                69                    NA                      NA


   70.5
     70
   69.5
     69
                                                                                                                                MITCHELL SCORE
   68.5
     68
   67.5
     67
                 2003-05          2004-06                      2005-07




                                                                     GRADE 8
               SUBTEST               2000-02            2001-03           2002-04            2003-05   2004-06     2005-07         DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                               64                64              64               67        68          69                    +1
    Reading Vocabulary                      57                59              60               62        62          63                    +1
    Reading Comprehension                   68                66              66               68        70          70                     0
Total Math                                  69                68              62               76        81          83                    +2
    Problem Solving                         81                78              79               81        83          84                    +1
    Procedures                              46                48              58               67        73          77                    +4
Total Language                              60                61              64               65        66          NT                    NA
    Prewriting                              50                57              63               68        67          NT                    NA
    Composing                               62                61              61               61        62          NT                    NA
    Editing                                 62                60              61               59        61          NT                    NA
Science                                     79                75              73               71        71          NT                    NA
Social Science                              76                73              72               71        71          NT                    NA
Listening                                   67                NT              NT               NT        NT          NT                    NA
Using Information                           72                NT              NT               NT        NT          NT                    NA
Thinking Skills                             72                NT              NT               NT        NT          NT                    NA
Basic Battery                               64                64              66               69        71          74                    +3
Complete Battery                            67                66              68               70        71          NA                    NA

          76
          74
          72
          70
                                                                                                                          Mitchell Score
          68
          66
          64
          62
                     2000-02    2001-03             2002-04              2003-05             2004-06     2005-07




                                                                         10
                                                                     GRADE 11
            SUBTEST                       2000-02         2001-03            2002-04        2003-05       2004-06          2005-07      DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                               51                61                  67             76          77              80               +3
   Reading Vocabulary                       57                61                  61             64          65              66               +1
   Reading Comprehension                    48                60                  68             79          80              83               +3
Math                                        74                77                  76             78          78              81               +3
Total Language                              52                56                  56             59          61              NT               NA
   Prewriting                               57                59                  58             60          63              NT               NA
   Composing                                52                53                  51             49          51              NT               NA
   Editing                                  49                55                  56             61          62              NT               NA
Science                                     72                75                  75             77          79              NT               NA
Social Science                              75                77                  75             78          80              NT               NA
Using Information                           67                NT                  NT             NT          NT              NT               NA
Thinking Skills                             60                NT                  NT             NT          NT              NT               NA
Basic Battery                               58                64                  65             70          72              75               +3
Complete Battery                            64                68                  69             73          75              NA               NA



    80

    75

    70
                                                                                                                                      MITCHELL SCORE
    65

    60

    55
            2000-02             2001-03             2002-04             2003-05              2004-06             2005-07




                                                 TRIENNIAL AVERAGE SCORE
                                                  FOR GRADES 4, 8, AND 11

            SUBTEST                       2000-02         2001-03            2002-04        2003-05       2004-06          *2005-07     DIFFERENCE
Total Reading                               59                62                  64             69          71              74               +3
   Reading Vocabulary                       58                59                  59             62          64              65               +1
   Reading Comprehension                    60                63                  65             70          72              74               +2
Total Math                                  68                70                  72             76          79              82               +3
Total Language                              54                56                  56             59          60              NT               NA
   Prewriting                               54                56                  58             60          62              NT               NA
   Composing                                55                55                  53             52          54              NT               NA
   Editing                                  54                55                  55             57          59              NT               NA
Science                                     69                70                  70             72          74              NT               NA
Social Science                              72                72                  71             73          75              NT               NA
Basic Battery/Partial Battery               63                64                  66             68          70              75               +5
Complete Battery                            64                65                  66             70          72              NA               NA
* Does not include grade 11 as these subtests are not completed at the eleventh grade.


  80
  75
  70
                                                                                                                              MITCHELL SCORES
  65
  60
  55
          2000-02         2001-03            2002-04               2003-05             2004-06         2005-07


Conclusion:      1. At all grade levels, triennial scores are moving upwards.
                 2. We now have 6 triennia to review, making our historical data quite strong. Given this, our student
                    achievement increases can safely be construed as both real and positive.

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                                        STATE WRITING ASSESSMENT

          The Stanford Writing Assessment Program is a measure, at grades 5 and 9, of our students‘ ability to write
narrative (personal experience) and expository (essay) pieces. Scores are based on a 100-point scale on such
criteria as grammar, voice, details, etc.

         Our scores for 2006-07 are listed in the charts below.

       GRADE                 BELOW BASIC                   BASIC                 PROFICIENT              ADVANCED
Grade 5
   Local                           3%                       35%                       55%                    6%
   State                           7%                       38%                       50%                    5%
Grade 9
   Local                          <1%                       16%                       80%                    4%
   State                           3%                       23%                       70%                    5%




                                                        GRADE 5

               60

               40
                                                                                                              LOCAL
               20                                                                                             STATE

                0
                    BELOW BASIC             BASIC            PROFICIENT          ADVANCED




                                                         GRADE 9

              80
              60

              40                                                                                              LOCAL
                                                                                                              STATE
              20
                0
                    BELOW BASIC            BASIC            PROFICIENT          ADVANCED




                PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS PROFICIENT OR ADVANCED IN WRITING
      GRADE                  FALL, 2002             FALL, 2003           FALL, 2004         FALL, 2005     FALL, 2006
Grade 5 Local                   15%                    54%                  42%                53%            61%
Grade 5 State                   29%                    48%                  42%                51%            55%
Grade 9 Local                   61%                    61%                  60%                72%            84%
Grade 9 State                   65%                    64%                  68%                64%            75%

Conclusions:
1. The percentage of fifth graders proficient or advanced at writing has increased dramatically since 2002 and
   significantly even in the last several years.

2.   Both Mitchell fifth graders and Mitchell ninth graders outscore their counterparts in South Dakota.

3.   Mitchell elementary teachers have been engaging in a prolonged professional development activity in writing,
     facilitated by Mrs. Nancy Osterloo and Mrs. Tammy Fuerst. The results of this activity may be seen over the last
     couple years at grade 5.

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                       NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND/DAKOTA STEP RESULTS
                              MATH                 READING
                          Percentage of          Percentage of
       LEVEL               Proficient or          Proficient or                  ATTENDANCE            GRADUATION RATES
                        Advanced Students      Advanced Students
                       ‘04 ‘05     ‘06 ‘07    ‘04 ‘05     ‘06 ‘ 07        ‘04      ‘05     ‘06   ‘07   ‘04   ‘05   ‘06   ‘07
Elementary:
    Local               83   81     85   87    85     88        89   94    97       96      97   97     NA   NA    NA    NA
    State               76   79     78   79    81     85        86   88    95       95      95   96     NA   NA    NA    NA
    Goal                45   54     65   65    65     78        78   82    94       94      94   94     NA   NA    NA    NA
Middle School:
    Local               71   81     79   86    78     85        85   89    96       96      96   97     NA   NA    NA    NA
    State               71   74     73   74    77     82        83   82    95       95      95   96     NA   NA    NA    NA
    Goal                45   54     65   65    65     66        78   82    94       94      94   94     NA   NA    NA    NA
Senior High:
    Local               71   85     75   70    75     80        77   76    NA       NA     NA    NA     96   96     95   93
    State               71   74     66   65    77     82        73   70    NA       NA     NA    NA     92   89     89   88
    Goal                45   67     54   54    65     66        66   72    NA       NA     NA    NA     90   80     80   80
District:
    Local               76   81     82   84    81     86        86   89    96       96      96   96     96   96     95   93
    State               71   74     73   74    77     82        83   82    95       95      95   96     92   89     89   88
    Goal                45   58     61   61    65     74        74   74    94       94      94   94     90   80     80   80



                                                      MATH
                                                    Spring, 2007

                 90
                 80
                 70
                 60
                 50                                                                                      LOCAL
                 40                                                                                      STATE
                 30                                                                                      GOAL
                 20
                 10
                  0
                       ELEMENTARY    MIDDLE SCHOOL      SENIOR HIGH             DISTRICT




                                                    READING
                                                    Spring, 2007


                 100

                 80

                 60                                                                                     LOCAL
                                                                                                        STATE
                 40
                                                                                                        GOAL
                 20

                  0
                       ELEMENTARY MIDDLE SCHOOL         SENIOR HIGH             DISTRICT



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                                           SCHOOL ALERT STATUS

                      SCHOOL                                       SCHOOL AYP DETERMINATION
Rockport Colony School                                   Met AYP*
Rosedale Colony School                                   Met AYP*
Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School                    Met AYP*
L.B. Williams Elementary School                          Met AYP
Longfellow Elementary School                             Met AYP*
Mitchell Middle School                                   Met AYP, School Improvement
Mitchell Senior High School                              Met AYP

* These schools have been declared ―Distinguished Schools‖ by the state of South Dakota.

Conclusions:
1. All Mitchell attendance centers met and significantly exceeded their reading and math goals for their overall
   student bodies.
2. The percentage of Mitchell students proficient and advanced in math and reading continue to increase.
3. In both math and reading, more Mitchell students were proficient and advanced than for the state overall.
4. Mitchell attendance centers exceeded state goals at every level.
5. Mitchell graduation rates exceeded state goals and state averages.
6. L.B. Williams was placed on alert for reading in the Special Education subgroup.
7. Mitchell Middle School was placed on school improvement for reading and math for the Special Education
   subgroup in 2006. In 2007, the Mitchell Middle School met AYP in all categories and subgroups.


          PLANS OF MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL’S 2007 GRADUATES
                     PLACEMENT                                           NUMBER OF STUDENTS
Augustana College                                                                 2
Black Hills Beauty College                                                        2
Black Hills State University                                                      2
Dakota State University                                                           5
Dakota Wesleyan University                                                       13
Lake Area Technical                                                               2
Mitchell Technical Institute                                                     16
Mount Marty College                                                               2
Northern State University                                                         3
South Dakota School of Mines                                                      1
South Dakota State University                                                    31
Southeast Technical Institute                                                     8
Stewart‘s School of Cosmetology                                                   5
University of Nebraska – Lincoln                                                  1
USDSU                                                                             1
University of South Dakota                                                       19
University of Sioux Falls                                                         5
Minnesota Schools                                                                15
Iowa Schools                                                                      5
Nebraska Schools                                                                  2
Wyoming Schools                                                                   2
Other Colleges and Technical Schools                                             18
Military                                                                          4
Work                                                                             15
Total                                                                           179

Percent of Mitchell Senior High School graduates pursuing non-Military, post-secondary studies:          90%
Percent of Mitchell Senior High School graduates entering the Military:                                   2%
Percent of Mitchell Senior High School graduates going directly to the workforce:                        8%

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                                                 CCC SCORES*
        CCC is a computer-assisted instructional program, which K-5 students work with on a daily basis.
Students spend 10-15 minutes per day with both CCC reading and CCC math. The computer offers
each student exercises and questions at or slightly above his/her level. The instruction is entirely
individualized.

Student Improvement:
       We expect students to make 1.0 growth per year. Actual growth in reading and math was:

        GRADE LEVEL                     READING                         MATH                         EXPECTED
Kindergarten                              0.95                          1.08                            1.0
First Grade                               1.09                          1.13                            1.0
Second Grade                              0.97                          0.69                            1.0
Third Grade                               1.10                          0.82                            1.0
Fourth Grade                              0.87                          1.16                            1.0
Fifth Grade                               1.11                          1.35                            1.0

Conclusions: At most grade levels, students are meeting or exceeding the one-year gain in both math
and reading. Gains in 2006-07 were lower than in the past. A review of procedures is in order to
determine the cause of this.

Student Learning Level:
        While student improvement tells us how much students have grown in the last year, student
learning level tells us how much students know at the end of the year. Expected levels at the end of
each grade level are the beginning of the next grade level. Thus, we would expect a student at the end
of his/her second grade year to be at the very beginning of third grade or 3.0. Actual levels were:

        GRADE LEVEL                     READING                         MATH                         EXPECTED
Kindergarten                              1.22                          1.42                            1.0
First Grade                               2.53                          2.71                            2.0
Second Grade                              4.02                          3.67                            3.0
Third Grade                               4.87                          4.62                            4.0
Fourth Grade                              5.38                          5.60                            5.0
Fifth Grade                               6.26                          6.60                            6.0

Conclusions: At all grade levels in both reading and math, students performed significantly above
expected levels.
*Due to a software upgrade, results were not available for L.B. Williams Elementary. Thus, these results are
for Longfellow and Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary Schools only.


                        ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM SUCCESS RATE
         Advanced Placement courses are classes that are offered at the Mitchell Senior High School. Their content is
sufficiently rigorous so as to meet college requirements. At the end of the class, students take an AP exam. If they
receive a ―3‖ or better, they will be awarded credit for the course at many universities. The highest score possible is a
5.

             Advanced Placement Statistics: 0 students enrolled in the class for Advanced Placement
              Advanced Placement English: 1 student enrolled in the class for Advanced Placement
                                               1 student earned a 2
         Advanced Placement American History: 16 students enrolled in the class for Advanced Placement
             1 student earned a 5, 2 students earned a 4, 1 student earned a 3, 5 students earned a 2,
                                               7 students earned a 1
           Advanced Placement Spanish: 0 students enrolled in the class for Advancement Placement

Because these courses are offered both as Advanced Placement and dual credit enrollments, most or all
students choose the dual credit option through Dakota Wesleyan University. Thus, fewer take the AP exam even
though they have taken the course.

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                                             DUAL CREDIT OFFERINGS
         Dual credit courses are classes offered simultaneously for high school and post-secondary credit. Students who
successfully complete courses in this program will have a post-secondary institution transcript that can be used to matriculate into
most colleges or universities. All of the dual credit classes offered during the 2006-07 school year were arranged through Dakota
Wesleyan University (DWU).
                                                                       NUMBER OF             NUMBER OF               PERCENT OF
                                                                        STUDENTS         STUDENTS ENROLLED             STUDENTS
                                                                       ENROLLED              FOR POST-                RECEIVING
          CLASS                    INSTITUTION         CREDITS        IN THE CLASS       SECONDARY CREDIT               CREDIT
Accounting II                          DWU                 3                 8                     6                     100%
Advanced Biology                       DWU                 3                62                     33                    92%
Advanced Computer                      DWU                 3                30                     16                    94%
Applications II
Advanced Computers III                 DWU                 1                26                     15                    100%
Advanced Placement                     DWU                 3                49                     36                    95%
English
Advanced Placement                     DWU                 3                24                     15                     84%
History
Advanced Placement                     DWU                 3                9                       8                    100%
Statistics
College-Prep Chemistry                 DWU                 3               107                     59                    99%
Physics                                DWU                 3               36                      20                    100%
Pre-calculus and Discrete              DWU                 3               29                      12                    93%
Math
Spanish III                            DWU                 3                17                     9                     100%
Advanced Placement                     DWU                 3                15                     13                    100%
Spanish
Calculus                               DWU                 3               32                      22                    96%
German III                             DWU                 3                7                      3                     100%
Psychology                             DWU                 1               157                     63                    100%
Advanced College Prep                  DWU                 1               39                      22                    100%
Chemistry


          MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT ON THE ACT TEST
      YEAR                  MITCHELL AVERAGE SCORE             STATE AVERAGE SCORE               NATIONAL AVERAGE SCORE
     2000-01                          22.1                              21.4                               21.0
     2001-02                          21.5                              21.4                               20.8
     2002-03                          20.9                              21.4                               20.8
     2003-04                          21.5                              21.5                               20.9
     2004-05                          20.8                              21.5                               20.9
     2005-06                          22.5                              21.8                               21.1
     2006-07                          22.1                              21.9                               21.2
     Average                          21.6                              21.5                               20.9

Conclusions: Mitchell students score above state averages and significantly above national averages.


              MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL’S COLLEGE FRESHMAN GPA
                       AT SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
                                             MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL                            SOUTH DAKOTA
                GRADE                             GRADUATE PERCENT                                GRADUATE PERCENT
Class of 1999                                                  2.78                                         2.74
Class of 2000                                                  2.71                                         2.74
Class of 2001                                                  2.82                                         2.81
Class of 2002                                                  2.63                                         2.79
Class of 2003                                                  2.51                                         2.73
Class of 2004                                                  2.64                                         2.79
Class of 2005                                                  2.77                                         2.82
Average                                                        2.70                                         2.77

Conclusions: Mitchell graduates earn similar grades in their freshmen year of college compared to their South
Dakota counterparts. Placements from these GPA‘s are only considered for South Dakota public universities.


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         MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES NEEDING REMEDIAL
         HELP IN MATHEMATICS AT SOUTH DAKOTA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
                                             MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL                    SOUTH DAKOTA
                GRADE                             GRADUATE PERCENT                        GRADUATE PERCENT
Class of 1998                                            10.20%                                 7.18%
Class of 1999                                             4.00%                                13.46%
Class of 2000                                            27.66%                                28.88%
Class of 2001                                      8 students/20.51%                           28.69%
Class of 2002                                     18 students/31.58%                           28.50%
Class of 2003                                     21 students/36.21%                           29.03%
Class of 2004                                     16 students/28.07%                           26.80%
Class of 2005                                      9 students/23.08%                           25.56%


                  40
                  35
                  30
                  25
                  20                                                                   MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
                  15                                                                   GRADUATES
                  10
                   5                                                                   SOUTH DAKOTA GRADUATES
                   0
                       Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class
                         of    of    of    of    of    of    of    of
                       1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005


         MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES NEEDING REMEDIAL
            HELP IN ENGLISH AT SOUTH DAKOTA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
                                             MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL                    SOUTH DAKOTA
                GRADE                             GRADUATE PERCENT                        GRADUATE PERCENT
Class of 1998                                               0                                   6.40%
Class of 1999                                             4.00%                                 8.25%
Class of 2000                                            10.64%                                13.51%
Class of 2001                                      4 students/10.26%                           14.21%
Class of 2002                                     10 students/17.54%                           16.19%
Class of 2003                                     11 students/18.97%                           14.76%
Class of 2004                                     11 students/19.30%                           13.78%
Class of 2005                                       3 students/9.69%                           25.56%



                  30
                  25
                  20
                  15                                                                   MITCHELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
                  10                                                                   GRADUATES
                   5                                                                   SOUTH DAKOTA GRADUATES
                   0
                       Class Class Class Class Class Class Class Class
                         of    of    of    of    of    of    of    of
                       1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005



Conclusions: Mitchell High School graduates, for the most recent graduation class for which data is available, were
slightly less likely to be required to take remedial mathematics courses and very significantly less likely to be required
take remedial English classes in South Dakota‘s public universities.




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                                            2006-07 DISTRICT GOALS
I.     Improve SAT10 student achievement scores:
       A. Using triennial scores, maintain Mitchell scores at above state average levels through 2006-07.
          Goal attained. Our scores remain well above state averages and have done so now for 6 years. Due to the
          discontinuation of SAT testing in the spring of 2007 as a result of a state decision, this goal will be discontinued
          net year.
       B. Exclude all practices leading to higher test scores which can be construed as deceptive or cheating.
          Goal attained.

II.    Fully implement No Child Left Behind:
       A. Maintain percentage of highly qualified instructors at 100%.
            Goal Nearly Attained. We reached 100% last year. The 2006-07 school year saw a percentage on 99.58%
            highly qualified teachers.
       B. Move all schools to achieve STEP student achievement goals:
            1. Rockport: Continue to meet AYP in all areas.
                Goal attained.
            2. Rosedale: Continue to meet AYP in all areas.
                 Goal attained.
            3. Gertie Belle Rogers: Continue to meet AYP in all areas.
                Goal attained.
            4. L.B. Williams: Meet AYP in all areas. Move off alert status.
                Goal attained. The Special Education subgroup caused LBW to be placed on alert last spring. The
                spring, 2007 testing met AYP in all groups and categories and moved LBW off Alert status.
            5. Longfellow: Continue to meet AYP in all areas.
                Goal attained.
            6. Middle School: Meet AYP in all areas. Move Middle School off School Improvement status by fall of 2008.
                Goal in progress. The Special Education subgroup placed the school on school improvement status in
                2006. The spring, 2007 testing met AYP and thus the Middle School is on the way to getting off school
                improvement. If the spring, 2008 testing also meets AYP, the Mitchell Middle school will be off alert status.
            7. Senior High: Meet AYP in all areas. Move off Alert status.
                Goal attained. The Senior High did not meet AYP in 2006 due to the Special Education subgroup but it
                did meet AYP in the spring, 2007 testing and thus has now moved off of alert status.

III.   Develop and implement a three-year staff development plan.
       Goal attained. A 3-year staff development plan was adopted and implemented in 2006-07.                    A new staff
       development plan has been developed for the 2007-08 school year.

IV. Develop and implement a five-year facilities plan, including projected expenditures for capital outlay in the
    areas of textbooks, transportation, buildings and grounds, extracurricular needs, building-level needs, and
    technology.
    Goal attained. We continue to develop 5-year plans for these purposes. The availability of state dollars for the
    acceleration of laptop computer initiative altered the plan significantly, pushing more dollars into computer
    technology and delaying other projects. Additionally, the sale of MTI’s West Campus and the addition of the
    new small engines program at MTI has created a need for a new maintenance garage for the district and some
    renovations at the high school to move the CTE auto mechanics program there. This will change the actual
    implementation of the facilities plan but this is, frankly, somewhat expected as the plan must adapt to changing
    conditions.

V.     Continue the 7-12 laptop computer initiative.
       A. Continue to train faculty and staff in classroom uses of the laptops.
          Goal attained. The last two summers have seen huge amounts of time devoted to professional
          development of 7-12 teachers in this area. The amount of time and dollars devoted to PD in this area has
          outdistanced any training ever done at Mitchell. The competitive grant secured for this purpose, of course,
          has helped tremendously in getting to this point. Additionally, the DIAL-sponsored ‘Laptop Conference’,
          held here in Mitchell in June, provided three days of additional instruction, paid for through Teacher
          Compensation Assistance Program dollars and district professional development dollars.
       B. Develop curriculum appropriate for laptops.
          Goal in progress. Through teacher initiatives, assistance and direction from the technology integrationist, the
          technology director, and professional development, this has moved ahead quite well. Because of the
          diverse background, experience, and expertise of our faculty, it has, however, also moved ahead in a less
          than solid front. We have some teachers making huge strides in developing programs and curricula for
          laptops. Others have been much more tepid in their embrace of the new technology for their classrooms.
          The change is coming but it will do so in fits and starts, largely depending upon the individual teachers and

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         even the individual programs and buildings. An additional factor has been the bandwidth problem.
         Whether this problem originates with unnecessary bandwidth-gobbling computer applications by students or
         simply inadequate bandwidth in the first place, the result, in some cases, has been less classroom usage of
         the laptops . The Department of Education, the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications, and our
         Technology Director, Dan Muck, have recently reached a solution involving some restrictions of specific
         internet usage and a 50% increase in bandwidth that should resolve this issue the 2007-08 school year.

VI. Maintain student participation in the school lunch program, while maintaining or increasing the fund balance in
    that program.
    Goal attained. Participation is high and steady. The number of lunches served in 2006-07 declined only slightly
    more that 1% from 2005-06 but enrollment declined about that much also. The number of breakfasts served,
    meanwhile, actually climbed by more than 28%. Actual participation rates were steady in the upper 80%s in all
    buildings, representing a steep increase at Mitchell High School and a slight dip at Longfellow elementary. The
    fund balance as of June 30, 2007 was $171,546, compared to $101,160 in 2006, reflecting both an excellent
    improvement and an end to the slide in fund balances we have seen in the past couple of years. The positive
    participation and fund balance numbers are a testament to the hard work of Mr. Sean Moen and his staff.

VII. Improve district finances with the following objectives in mind:
     A. Maintain a cash reserve between 15 and 20% of total expenditures.
        Goal attained: In 2006, our cash reserve was at 21.5%, an enviable position compared to the past. At the
        end of the 2007, the fund balance was about 23%.
     B. Using the following fund balance targets, utilize opt out revenues to maintain Mitchell‘s educational
        programming while remaining fiscally sound.
                                                   Fund Balance Targets
                                             June 30, 2003        $1,641,712.00
                                             June 30, 2004        $1,999,484.00
                                             June 30, 2005       $2,142,734.00
                                             June 30, 2006       $2,061,394.00
                                             June 30, 2007       $1,742,095.00

         Goal attained. We exceeded our goals every year from 2003-2007.

    C.  Set aside $100,000.00 annually in the capital outlay fund for short-term cash flow and long-term facility
        purposes.
       Goal attained. This has actually been our goal for 5 years now and so we would expect to have a fund
       balance of $500,000. In fact, our fund balance at the end of 2006 exceeded $700,000, more than $200,000 or
       40% beyond goal. At the conclusion of 2007, we would have expected a fund balance of $600,000 while
       the actual was $972,780. This is good news but with future major needs including the continuation of the
       laptop initiative, a new stadium at Joe Quintal field, a new maintenance building, and a new Longfellow
       Elementary School, our reserves are well short of our needs.
    D. Continue to plan for means of lowering or controlling utility costs for the District.
       Goal in progress. We had actually planned to install a second corn-fueled boiler in the district, probably at
       Middle School, this year but higher corn prices caused us to rethink our position and we held off on that
       project, leaving the monies allocated for that purpose in the capital outlay fund. We did, however, continue
       with the lighting retrofitting at the Middle School, completing several rooms and garnering electricity savings
       for the 2007-08 school year.
    E. Hold community forums on the status of Mitchell‘s opt-out in the spring of 2007.
       Goal attained. Three such meetings were held. While attendance was less than we had hoped and
       anticipated, the meetings definitely provided our stakeholders with ample opportunity to be heard on the
       future of the opt-out.

VIII. Regularly review Board policies so that all are reviewed every five years. Review series 100-300 during the
      summer of 2007.
      Goal attained. Board policy series 100 is now accomplished. Series 200 and 300 will be completed in August and
      September of 2007.

IX. Program Level Goals:
    A. Elementary:
        1. All Elementary Schools:
           a. Endeavor to reach Board goals I and II by increasing student
              achievement. Participate in data retreats for the analysis of student achievement.
               Goal attained. All three elementary schools are working hard to meet all student achievement goals-
               all have in fact now met AYP-and made many changes, delineated below, to get there.

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     b. Consider voluntary extended school year for elementary students.
        Goal attempted. In fact, we not only considered such a voluntary extended school year for
        elementary students, we surveyed parents and offered one section based upon initial parental
        interest. However, after offering the one section and re-surveying to see what parents then would
        enroll their children, less than 10 enrolled. Thus, the section was cancelled. Whether we offer such a
        program again next year is up in the air at this time.

2.   Gertie Belle Rogers:
     a.   Continue to implement the Boost-Up Program school-wide.
           Goal attained. The Boost-Up Program was offered at GBR school-wide in 2006-07. GBR’s physical
           education instructor will, in 2007-08, be partially contracted to the DIAL consortium as an expert in
           this area, to share his expertise on Boost-Up with 23 other area school districts. Marilyn Forst, of late
           the principal at GBR, will, on a half-time basis, be the director of a Carol White PEP grant for Boost-
           Up. Thus, Boost-Up has not only been continued at GBR, it is being spread to many other schools
           across the region through the influence of GBR’s successful implementation of the program.
     b.   Continue out-of-school programming for students below proficiency in reading and/or math.
           Goal attained. This program is now in its 4th year.
     c.   Continue improving writing skills through the implementation of a K-5 writing curriculum.
           Goal in progress. A committee of elementary teachers and administrators was established in the
           fall to discuss this issue. They met throughout the school year, arriving at a consensus for goals of
           the program and criteria for which writing program to implement. What they never could come to
           a resolution on was which curriculum to implement. They were able to narrow it down to three
           alternatives: Writing to Win, Lucy Calkins, and Step Up to Writing. Because opinions were so split
           on which program to purchase and implement, administration decided to offer training in the 3
           programs to small numbers of elementary teachers during the summer of 2007. That training has
           now been taken. As a result of this deeper knowledge of the 3 programs, the committee will re-
           assemble in the fall of 2007 and attempt to make a final decision on which writing program to
           implement.
      d. Utilize curriculum maps in reading and math at all grade levels.
           Goal in progress. While progress was made on curriculum maps at the Mitchell Senior High School,
           Mitchell Middle School, Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary and Longfellow Elementary, it did not
           occur within all subject areas or among all teachers. The District pursued and was awarded a
           curriculum mapping grant for the 2007-08 school year, in combination with Wessington Springs,
           Wagner, and Bonesteel-Fairfax, which should produce core units and curriculum maps at all levels
           in the areas of science, mathematics, and reading/English. This will allow the Mitchell School
           District to take the next step in full implementation of curriculum maps in all curricular areas and at
           all levels.

3.   L.B. Williams:
     a.    Continue the adoption of the Reading First Program in grades K-3.
           Goal attained. We are now in year 4 of the Reading First implementation. 2007-08 is the first year
           of the two-year English/Language arts curriculum review. During that review, LBW and Longfellow
           will be making decisions on continuing with the Reading First program.
     b.    Continue out-of-school programming for students below proficiency in reading and/or math.
           Goal attained. This program is now in its 4th year.
     c.    Continue improving writing skills through the implementation of a K-5 writing curriculum.
           Goal in progress. A committee of elementary teachers and administrators was established in the
           fall to discuss this issue. They met throughout the school year, arriving at a consensus for goals of
           the program and criteria for which writing program to implement. What they never could come to
           a resolution on was which curriculum to implement. They were able to narrow it down to three
           alternatives: Writing to Win, Lucy Calkins, and Step Up to Writing. Because opinions were so split
           on which program to purchase and implement, administration decided to offer training in the 3
           programs to small numbers of elementary teachers during the summer of 2007. That training has
           now been taken. As a result of this deeper knowledge of the 3 programs, the committee will re-
           assemble in the fall of 2007 and attempt to make a final decision on which writing program to
           implement.
      d. Assist with the special education subgroup data review committee.
           The appointed committee met and reviewed the data from the special education subgroup.
           Based on this data, additional interventions were implemented for specific students in this
           subgroup who fell below proficiency levels. Additionally, special education support was added to
           the regular reading classroom with pull-out interventions provided to the students at times other
           than students’ instructional time in reading.

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          4.   Longfellow:
                  a. Continue the adoption of the Reading First Program in grades K-3.
                       Goal attained. We are now in your 4 of Reading First implementation.
                  b. Continue implementation of ‗Early Intervention in Reading‘ Program.
                       This program was begun 4 years ago through a Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration
                       grant and was implemented, with the assistance of the grant dollars, over the last 3 years. 2006-
                       07 was the first year after the grant expired. Implementation continued and EIR is still practiced
                       in classrooms. The critical point at which this program will fail is with new teachers who did not
                       receive the training during the grant period. Thus, Mrs. Wilson, Longfellow principal, is working
                       with those teachers to ensure that they are mentored in EIR techniques.
                  c. Continue out-of-school programming for students below proficiency in reading and/or math.
                       Goal attained. This program is now in its 4th year of implementation.
                  d. Continue improving writing skills through the implementation of a K-5 writing curriculum.
                        Goal in progress. A committee of elementary teachers and administrators was established in
                        the fall to discuss this issue. They met throughout the school year, arriving at a consensus for
                        goals of the program and criteria for which writing program to implement. What they never
                        could come to a resolution on was which curriculum to implement. They were able to narrow it
                        down to three alternatives: Writing to Win, Lucy Calkins, and Step Up to Writing. Because
                        opinions were so split on which program to purchase and implement, administration decided to
                        offer training in the 3 programs to small numbers of elementary teachers during the summer of
                        2007. That training has now been taken. As a result of this deeper knowledge of the 3
                        programs, the committee will re-assemble in the fall of 2007 and attempt to make a final
                        decision on which writing program to implement.

B.   Middle School:
     1. Meet all action requirements for a school on the ‗School Improvement‘ list.
        Goal attained. All such requirements have been met by the Middle School for the last two years.
        Additionally, the Mitchell Middle School met AYP in the spring, 2007 testing.

     2.   Consider new programming recommended by the school improvement committee.
          Goal attained. All such new programming was implemented.

     3.   Continue implementation of the 1:1 laptop computer initiative at the 8 th grade.
          Goal attained. The laptop initiative this year was extended to the 8 th grade. All Middle School faculty were
          offered 8 days of professional development both of the last summers and two days of the same during both
          school years. The implementation progressed well with laptop usage increasing and diversifying each year.

     4.   Assist with the special education subgroup data review committee.
          Goal attained. The special education subgroup spent significant time and effort on this initiative. The special
          education faculty, additionally, made many changes to their program, contributing significantly to the
          Mitchell Middle School’s success at making AYP in the spring, 2007 testing.

C. Senior High:
    1. Utilize a school improvement committee, as part of the ongoing NCA accreditation process, to analyze
       student achievement data and recommend reform initiatives.
       Goal in progress. High school staff attended the summer data retreat, analyzing our testing data from last
       year. The NCA leadership team has met multiple times during this school year and looked at testing data and
       the NCA goals. They are continuing to pursue the reading goal activity in all classes. MHS special education
       faculty also attended a data retreat specific to their program and is working on changes to assist the
       students in their programs to meet proficiency.

      2. Implement the 1:1 laptop computer initiative building wide, emphasizing the effective use of the new
         technology in classrooms.
         Goal attained and in progress. This goal has been attained in terms of the computers now being in the
          hands of all students and faculty and in the sense that we provided staff training, 2+ weeks last summer,
         and continue with that training during this school year. It remains in progress in the sense that we are still
         working on full integration into the classroom but that is the sort of thing that develops with time. Our
         technology integrationist is doing a nice job of offering ideas and assistance with this aspect of the program.




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    ACADEMIC OFFERINGS OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT


                       SUBJECT AREA                                             GRADE
Advanced Placement English, Math, History, and Spanish                            11-12
Agricultural Science                                                              10-12
Alternative School                                                                9-12
Art                                                                               K-12
Articulated Classes with Mitchell Technical Institute                             11-12
Auto Mechanics                                                                    11-12
Automotive Systems                                                                9-12
Business Education                                                                9-12
Career Explorations                                                                 9
CCC Math and Reading Instruction                                                   K-5
Computer Studies                                                                  6-12
Drivers Education (summer program)                                                9-12
Dual Credit Classes with Dakota Wesleyan University                               11-12
Electronics                                                                       11-12
English/Language Arts, including Advanced Placement English                       K-12
Family and Consumer Sciences                                                      6-12
Foreign Language (German I-IV)                                                    9-12
Foreign Language (Spanish I-Advanced Placement Spanish)       K-5 (Longfellow Elementary School Only), 6-12
Gifted and Talented                                                                K-8
Guidance and Counseling                                                           K-12
Health Education                                                                  K-12
Health Occupations                                                                10-12
Industrial Technology                                                             6-12
Instrumental Music                                                                5-12
Mathematics, including Advanced Placement Statistics and                          K-12
Calculus
Media Services                                                                    K-12
Physical Education                                                                K-12
Reading                                                                           K-12
Science                                                                           K-12
Social Studies, including Advanced Placement History                              K-12
Special Education                                                             Preschool-12
Vocal Music                                                                       K-12
Welding                                                                           11-12
World of Work                                                                     11-12




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                    FACULTY OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                    FACULTY LEVEL OF EDUCATION
 FACULTY LEVEL OF EDUCATION                 2001-02         2002-03         2003-04         2004-05    2005-06     2006-07
Baccalaureate Degree                          30                32              29             24          24            23
Baccalaureate Degree + 12 Hours               26                21              27             30          22            23
Baccalaureate Degree + 15 Hours                0                0               0               0           0             7
Baccalaureate Degree + 24 Hours               57                63              59             64          57            47
Master‘s Degree                               13                17              18             18          29            35
Master‘s Degree + 15 Hours                    19                13              16             15          16            15
Master‘s Degree + 30 Hours                    21                22              16             13          12            14
Master‘s Degree + 45 Hours                    17                15              16             16          19            15
Master‘s Degree + 60 Hours                     9                14              17             17          19            19
Total                                         192              197             198            197          198          198

   HIGHEST TERMINAL DEGREE                  2001-02         2002-03         2003-04         2004-05    2005-06     2006-07
Baccalaureate Degree                          113              116             115            118          103          100
Master‘s Degree (or higher)*                  79                81              83             79          95            98
Total                                         192              197             198            197          198          198

* Forty-nine percent of Mitchell Teachers now hold a Master‘s degree or higher.




                                                                                BACCALAUREATE DEGREE
                         98                    100
                                                                                MASTER'S DEGREE




                                             FACULTY EXPERIENCE
     NUMBER OF YEARS                2001-02          2002-03         2003-04         2004-05        2005-06      2006-07
           1-5 Years                   27              26              27              26             26           29
           6-10 Years                  25              36              37              32             29           29
          11-15 Years                  37              39              35              32             38           25
          16-20 Years                  27              33              27              36             34           36
          21-25 Years                  35              31              40              39             35           25
          26-30 Years                  29              20              19              17             20           30
          31-35 Years                  10              10              9               10             12           17
          36-40 Years                   2              2               4               3               3            5
          41-45 Years                   0              0               0               1               1            2


                        PERCENTAGE OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED* TEACHERS
                                                     2002-03      92.1%
                                                     2003-04      95.7%
                                                     2004-05      97.8%
                                                     2005-06      100%
                                                     2006-07       99.6%
* The criteria for ―Highly Qualified‖ is determined by state and federal policies and includes such things as education,
  certification, experience, etc.

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                  STAFF DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2006-07

AER Conference                                           Student Council Regional and State Convention
Alternative Education Conference                         NCLB Data Retreat
Autism Training                                          OdysseyWare Workshop
Auto Skills Contest                                      Peer Helpers Conference
Body World Tour                                          Post High Planning
Campus Training                                          ProStart Contest
Career Expo                                              Schmeckfest
Choices Explorer Workshop                                SDSU Engineering Expo
Custer State Park Science Workshop                       Senior Projects Workshop
Dakoto STEP-A Training                                   Skills USA Competition
FBLA Regional and State Conventions                      South Dakota Library Association Meetings and
FFA Regional and State Conventions                                 Conventions
Groton Arts Workshops and Competition                    SPOOFED Training
Guidance Central Workshop                                State Career and Technical Education
Jazz Bands of America Conference                                   Conference
Josten‘s Yearbook Seminar                                State Journalism Convention
Journalism Press Conference                              State Language Arts Conference
KSFY Tour                                                State Math Teachers Conference
Laptop Training—1:1 Initiative                           State Music Conference
MacBeth play at USD                                      State Science Teachers Conference
McGovern Conference                                      State Technology Educators Convention
Mid-west Football Clinic                                 Teachers and Advisors Workshop
MN Science Museum and Raptor Center tours                Technology in Education Conference
National FBLA Convention                                 Transitions Conference
National FFA Convention                                  World Food Prize Conference
National ProStart Conference                             World Language Culture Fair
National Social Studies Conference                       Youth Internship



                    COLLEGE COURSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2006-07
                                           Business and Industry
                                                 Data Retreat
                                       Laptop Training—1:1 Initiative
                                         Kindergarten Academy
                                          Lucy Calkins Workshop
                                              SD Math Counts
                                   National Reading First Conference
                                         Special Ed. Conference
                                            Autism Conference
                              Speech and Language Association Conference
                                             Title I Conference
                                  Putting Theory into Practice Workshop




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         SUPPORT FROM VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS
                         DONATIONS AND ACTIVITIES FOR 2006-07

Mitchell Senior High School
       -Iverson Chrysler-automotive books and manuals          -Mitchell Ford-loan of a vehicle for training
       -Pat Smith-worked with students on mock trial         -US Army Career Center-pens for students
       -Exchange Club-$500 donation to purchase Shaken Baby Stimulator
       -Siouxland Community Blood Bank-worked with student council -Mebius Nursery-use of land for projects
       -FFA Support-Central Electric, Farmers Alliance Now, Exchange Club of Mitchell, Moody‘s Auto and Western
                 Wear, Lakeview Vet Clinic, Puetz Construction, Dakota Manufacturing, Muth Electric, Fulton State
                 Bank, Scott Supply, Ellefson Implement, Harvest State Elevator, A Ox Welding, First National Bank,
                 Intercounty Electric, Cor Trust Bank, Bank West, Trail King, Ethan Coop Lumber, Farm Credit, Big
                 Green, Davison Feed Supply, Wells Fargo Bank, First Dakota Bank, Hamaker Insurance, Sturdevant‘s
                 Auto Repair
       -Mitchell Parks and Recreation-use of tennis courts and racquetball courts
       -Mitchell Athletic Boosters-parents working concessions for all home athletic events
       -Dr. Robert McWhirter-donated time for physician coverage at athletic events
       -Dr. Lucio Margallo-donated time for physician coverage at athletic events
       -Dakota Sire Service and Kathi Badde and Lakeview Vet Clinic-Science Fair assistance
       -Medicine Shoppe-Jim Buechler-project supplies
       -Dr. and Mrs. Phillip Becker, Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Leland, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Buche, Queen of Peace-sponsored
                 Advanced Biology field trip
       -Pastor McPherson-boat for Environmental Science Lab           -James River Gallery-donation of art supplies
       -Music Boosters-donations of time and support of the music program
       -USD School of Medicine-Biotech supplies and field trip       -Steve Rice-Junior Achievement volunteer
       -Wal-Mart and Taco Johns‘-discounts for student council activities
       -McDonald‘s-gift certificates for student council activities
       -Community and parent guest speakers-Kathy Tupper, Peg Hauge, Toby Russell, Walt Panzier, Joel VanDover,
                 Scott Collins, Ruth Swartout, Doug Dailey, Dr. Dennis Leland, Scott Fossum, Brad Ciavarella, Anita
                 Ahrendt, Steve Willis, Joff Logan, Margaret Zard, Doug Roth, Ron Olson, Mick Maruth, Pat Smith, Dan
                 Beukelman, Connie Warnke, Craig Mehlhaff, Monica Maurer, Kim Reid, Linda Logan, George Bittner,
                 Rose Morre, Mark Arneson, Eileen White, Bill Schroll, Jim Schneider, Connie Fergen, Jim Stangeland,
                 Monte Tschetter, Craig Fergen, Kelly Pfiefer
       -Animal Clinic-classroom supplies and presenters
       -Domino‘s Pizza-discounts for student council, prom and wrestling events
       -Jim Buechler, Medicine Shoppe, Brett Farnham-classroom supplies
       -DWU-Science Fair assistance, field trips, post high planning days, sharing of art equipment
       -Coca Cola Bottling Company-Coke products for student council projects, prom, wrestling, debate events,
                 state tennis and FCCLA events
       -Burger King-gift certificates and drinks for the blood drive and FCCLA
       -Subway-sub sandwiches for the blood drive and debate events
       -Logan Luxury Theaters-gift certificates for student council -Coborns-discounts for student council events
       -Nepstads Flowers-discounts for student council events, graduation decorations and senior awards night
       -Daylight Donuts-discounts for student council events -KMIT, KOOL98, KORN-free announcements
       -Pizza Ranch-gift certificates and discounts for student council events
       -Trail King-steel for welding, flatbed for homecoming, and field trips
       -MTI-FFA ag mechanics and livestock judging, field trips, use of building
       -Pepsi Bottling Company-Pepsi products for school events and prom
       -Blue Bird Locker-frozen storage for the science department
       -Avera Queen of Peace-CPR training, class prizes and donations to art department
       -County Fair-cookies for the blood drive
       -SunGold Trophies-discounts for student council events
       -Harves Sports Shop-discounts for student council events
       -Mitchell Fire Dept.-donation of time at Homecoming events and field trips
       -Mitchell Police Dept.-chaperone at student council events
       -Enchanted Doll Museum-free tours for art classes
       -Daily Republic-providing Newspaper in Education and coverage of school events




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Mitchell Senior High School, continued:
       -Dakota Discovery Museum-free tours for art classes       -Jaycees-donations for Peer Helpers
       -Leila Guilbert, Rich Stedman, Sandy Krage-art competition judges
        Health Fair Booths-United Blood Services, Wayne and Mary‘s Community Health, Bill Parks-World of Life Young
                 Group, Queen of Peace Cancer, Nutrition, Trauma and Wellness, Mitchell Safe House, SD Beef
                 Industry, SD Highway Patrol, RSVP Volunteers, Elly Eddy Extension Agent, Jim McCord, Coborns,
                 Gwenna Hendrix, Dr. Amber Determan, Corner Stones, MTI Career Center
       -Kelly Pfiefer-personal banker
       -Early Childhood class observations-DWU Child Care, Rose Mennings Day Care, John Paul II Preschool, Sugar
                 and Spice Day Care, MTI Day Care, Palace City Preschool, Bright Beginnings, The Learning Center,
                 Dawn Stevens, Wendy VandeBerg
       -Wild Oak Golf Course-putting and chipping greens and driving range for PE classes
       -SD National Guard-guest speakers and field trips for Careers class
       -Cherrybee‘s Floral and Gifts-discounts on flowers for events      -Cabana Tan, Cabelas-FBLA donations
       -Jim Klosterman, Dakota Microscope Service-donated glassware for science class
       -Twin City Fan-aluminum and steel donations for Welding class
       -Pizza Hut-donations for science classes, student council events and FCCLA
       -Walk Shop-donations for science classes       -Dr. Mike Patrick-consulting for animal care in science classes
       -Bruce Mastel-personal time to create senior awards night DVD
       -Greg McCurry-arranged refreshments for senior awards night
       -Toshiba America Foundation-science grant            -Puetz Construction-use of their indoor tennis facility
       -MS Jane Garvin and Dr. Bob Noiva, USD School of Medicine-guest speakers
       -Howard Flisrand-photograph class instruction                 -Mebius Nursery – dirt for science projects
       -Field Trips-DWU, Wal-Mart, MTI, National Guard Armory, Fire Station, Maydee Apartments, Ashley Furniture,
       USD Medical School, Pronto Repair Shop, Harlan‘s Repair Shop, AG Edwards, KELO-TV, Tumbleweed, Dakota
       Discovery Museum, Enchanted Doll Museum, 4-H Grounds, County Fair, SDSU, KMIT/KOOL98, Hendrickson‘s,
       Twin City Fan, Second Impression Palace, Daily Republic, Shopko, Coborn‘s, Avera Queen of Peace Hospital,
       Trail King, Avera Brady Nursing Home, Firesteel Nursing Home, Jeff Logan, Jay Bigge, Country Trader,
       Goodwill, Musick Apartments, Star Dust Motel
       -FBLA Donations: Fischer Rounds and Associates, Inc., First National Bank, Muth Electric, Tessier‘s, Martin
       Group, Home Federal, Pat and Lori Essig, Innovative Systems, Business Products, Inc., United Physical Therapy,
       Kmart, Ellefson‘s Implement, Car City, James River Gallery, Ross Determan CPA, Sun Gold Trophies, Twin City
       Fans

Mitchell Middle School
       -Family and Consumer Sciences ―Sewing Angels‖
       -Village Bowl – bowling discount for physical education curriculum
       -Mitchell Park and Rec Department – use of ice arena, ball diamonds, and Sportsman Club
       -Department of Transportation – signs and road information
       -Mitchell Chamber of Commerce – Mitchell bags for Health Fair
       -Avera Queen of Peace Hospital – Health Fair speakers and videos
       -Sioux Valley Hospital – smoking cessation information         -Asthma Clinic – Health Fair
       -South Dakota Extension Service – Health Fair             -Soybean Council – Health Fair
       -Exchange Club – juice for Student Council snow cone fundraisers and Student of the Month plaques
       -Little Dukes – discounted video passes            -Wild Oak Country Club-golf for PE
       -Mitchell Park and Rec Department – free day passes           -Paulson‘s Music-Tonic Solfa sponsor
       -Mitchell Barbershop Chorus-Tonic Solfa sponsor         -Mitchell Anesthesia – musical sponsor
       -Pat Oleson, Mitchell Police Department Resource Officer – physical education/health speaker
       -Wendy Figland, Mitchell Area Safehouse – physical education/health speaker
       -Mary Liz Crockett, School Nurse – physical education/health speaker
       -Mitchell Police Department Detective – physical education/health speaker
       - Mitchell Police Department Resource Officer – physical education/health speaker
       - Mitchell Police Department – physical education/health speaker
       -Exchange Club – musical sponsor                -Tessiers – musical sponsor
       -Daily Republic – newspapers for classrooms         -Mary Schaeffer-Fit for Life class
       -Davison-Hanson American Red Cross – medical supplies to school nurse
       -The Family Eye Care Center – sponsored SWAT in Community Health Fair
       -Pepsi-Cola and Coca Cola Bottling Companies – Coke products for FACS/FCCLA
       -Mitchell Park and Rec-Ice Arena, Softball Diamonds and Rec Center
       -Heidi Sybesma-Stop. Think, Abstinence            -Village Bowl
       -Wendy Figland-Safe House         -Karen Allen, Traci Moore, and Erin Fowkes-Health Speakers
       -MaryLou Greenway-Yoga             -BPO Elks-Red Ribbon Week
       -Red Cross-mannequins/certification cards-use of conference room for Unfiltered Reality Training

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Mitchell Middle School, continued:
       -SD Dept of Health-HIV Department and Don‘t Tell My Parents.org-gave in-kind training for ―Don‘t Tell My
        Parents Dinner‖
       -WalMart card-prevention activities
       -NIMI, NIDA, SAMSHA, and Universtiy of MN-pamphlets and newsletters
       -Organizations that did Trunk or Treat: Davison-Hanson Chapter of the Red Cross, Ann Webb, Avera Brady,
        Career Connections, Child Protection Team, Coke, Comfort Inn, DARE, Excel Club, FCCLA, Fire/Rescue,
        Graham Tire, Kinders Good Eats/Masonic, Kmart/Girls Scouts, Mitchell PD, Mitchell Surgical, MMS Staff,
        MTI student rep. board, Mueller Lumber, Papa Murphy‘s, Pediatrics Plus, Peer Helpers, Prairie Ethanol,
        Rob‘s Shortstop, Salvation Army, Second Chance, Siouxland Blood Bank, student council, Tessa Hart-
        Edward Jones, Unfiltered REALity, Walmart, Wells Fargo Bank

Longfellow Elementary School
       -Parent-Teacher Organization: School Carnival, Family Fun Nights, Guided Reading books, money for class-
        room supplies, new playground equipment, Open House and Family Picnic, Fifth Grade DARE Recognition,
        teacher recognition during American Education Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, and scholarship for
        graduating Mitchell Senior High School student
       -Anonymous Donation - $50.00 per month for specific needs of children
       -Senior Citizen volunteers – help with labels, receipts, etc.           -Wells Fargo-money
       -Coborn‘s – Mother Day gifts          -Junior Achievement Program
       -American Legion Auxiliary – American Education Week Appreciation
       -Kmart School Spirit Program           -Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
       -Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee – Ag in the Classroom                    -Possibility Closet
       -RSVP – mittens and hats to students in need and volunteers
       -Christmas turkeys and hams are given to needy families                -Iverson Chrysler Center
       -Modern Woodmen of America -Coborn‘s – cash for receipts
       -Northwestern Energy Source         -County Fair – money for Saver Stamps
       -Target – Take Charge of Education Fund           -Hamaker Crop Insurance
       -Dakota Wesleyan University – tutors             -Mitchell Technical Institute
       -Classroom playground balls             -Classroom field trips
       -Burger King Night          -Pizza Ranch Night         -DARE Program
       -Chammber Ag Committee – Ag in the Classroom Day
       -Character Counts banners              -Optimist Group-hats and mittens
       -World of Work Students            -CorTrust-snacks
       -ESA Sorority-supplies for needy family           -Martin Group-supplies
       -DWU students-meat and cheese tray
       -First National Bank of South Dakota-SD quarters

Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School
       -Parent-Teacher Association: Harvest Hop, Family Fun Nights, Talent Show, new tables for play-
         ground, DARE Recognition, money for classroom supplies and library books, Open House and Family Picnic,
         Reflections, teacher recognition during American Education Week and Teacher Appreciation Week,
         scholarships for graduating Mitchell Senior High School student, and Burger King Night
       -Anonymous Donation - $100.00 per month for specific needs of children
       -Dodge Drive for Kids          -Junior Achievement Program
       -Senior Citizen volunteers – help with labels, receipts, etc.
       -Mitchell Area Optimist Club – mittens and hats for students in need
       -Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
       -Coborn‘s – cash for receipts and Mother Day‘s gifts
       -Chamber of Commerce Ag Committee – Ag in the Classroom
       -World of Work – Mitchell Senior High School             -Mitchell Parks and Rec Department
       -Work Study – Mitchell Technical Institute and Dakota Wesleyan University
       -American Legion Auxiliary         -Mitchell Area Barbershop
       -Pizza Hut – Book It Program          -Culvers – Perfect Attendance certificates
       - Proud Principal awards-Rec. Center, Logan Theatres                -Cozy Coats for Kids
       -Davison County Child Protection Team – books             -Mitchell Park Department – trees for Arbor Day
       -Church Group donations             -Private Anonymous Donation-lunch money




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L.B. Williams Elementary School
        -Parent-Teacher Organization: School Carnival, playground equipment, treats for holiday parties, Pork
         Supper/Fine Arts Night, school yearbook, ink and laser cartridges collection for recycling, field trips, Family
         Movie Night, two Burger King Nights, fingerprinting for first graders, teacher recognition during American
         Education Week and Teacher Appreciation Week, and scholarships for graduating Mitchell Senior High
         School students
        -Anonymous Donation - $100.00 per month for specific needs of children
        -Coborn‘s – Mother‘s Day memo pad                  -Avera Queen of Peace Hospital
        -American Legion – American Education Week and Dictionaries                 -Chess Club
        -County Fair – donations for Saving Cards              -Culvers-perfect attendance awards
        -Target – Take Charge of Education Fund                     -Chamber Ag Committee – Ag in the Classroom Day
        -Cozy Coats for Kids Program           -Junior Achievement Program             -Eat and Read Program
        -Church group donations for families in need         -Davison County Child Protection Team-books
        -Student Council: Trick or Treat for UNICEF, Talent Show, Walk America for March of Dimes, Earth Foundation
         t-shirts to save a rainforest, Supply and Candy Stores, and Pennies for Patients
        -Casual Friday monies collected go to various charities        -Mitchell Park Department-trees
        -Mitchell Optimist Club-student of the month, caps and mittens            -Subway-award certificates
        -Bob and Glenda Ellefson            -Sungold Trophies        -Cabelas        -Bankwest
        -United Commercial Travelers            -Roby, Quintal, and Everson         -Dailey Dental
        -Trail King Industries      -Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt            -Graphic Packaging




                    DONORS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR K-12 STUDENTS
                                              Church organizations
                                   Dakota Wesleyan Human Services Organization
                                                   Martin Group
                                                Innovative Systems
                                                     Parents
                                                    Love Feast




                          MITCHELL COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND
                                       2002-07
        The purpose of the Mitchell Community School Fund is to affirm our belief in the youth of our community by
expanding access to higher education for graduates of Mitchell School District 17-2 and Mitchell Christian School by
developing an operating structure, raising funds for student scholarship distribution, and distributing awards on a fair
and nondiscriminatory basis. The Fund‘s goal is to provide a scholarship to every one of our graduates who go on for
post-secondary study. For the last 5 years, it has met that goal.

                                     2002-03            2003-04            2004-05              2005-06            2006-07
No. of Scholarships Awarded             115                144                149                 158                143
Scholarship Value                 $175.00-$225.00    $200.00-$250.00    $200.00-$250.00     $300.00-$400.00    $350.00-$400.00
Total Amount of Scholarships        $22,775.00         $32,175.00         $33,425.00           $53,000.00         $52,450.00
Endowment Fund                      $92,567.35         $93,067.35         $95,962.45          $104,052.45        $138,484.08




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                                   SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
                                               2006-07 DATA

                       SERVICES/ACTIVITIES DESIGNED TO ALLEVIATE
                            DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND VIOLENCE

* After school/before school programs                          * Security cameras and key fob systems
* Alternative education programs                               * Security personnel (School Resource Officer)
* Community service projects                                   * Service for out of school youth
* Conflict resolution/peer mediation                           * Special one-time events
* Curriculum acquisition or development                        * Student support services
* Drug prevention instruction                                  * Teacher/staff training
* Parent education involvement                                 * Violence/prevention instruction
* Prevention Specialist on Staff


       NUMBER OF DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND VIOLENT OFFENSES AT SCHOOL
                                            MITCHELL SCHOOL             MITCHELL                 MITCHELL
                                                DISTRICT‘S               MIDDLE                SENIOR HIGH
            OFFENSES                      ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS            SCHOOL                   SCHOOL
Number of students in                              1143                    557                      802
attendance center
Alcohol                                           0                          0                        5
Arson                                             0                          0                        0
Battery (Aggravated Assault)                      2                          0                        0
Breaking and entering/burglary                    0                          0                        0
Disorderly conduct                                0                          0                        0
Drugs, other than alcohol                         0                          0                        1
Fighting                                          9                          2                        1
Larceny/theft                                     3                          8                       10
Robbery                                           0                          0                        0
Sexual harassment                                 0                          3                        0
Threat/intimidation                               0                         10                        1
Tobacco                                           0                          1                       11
Vandalism                                         4                          5                        2
Weapon (rifle/shotgun)                            0                          0                        0
Weapon (other than firearm)                       0                          1                        0
Other criminal offenses (non-                     0                          0                        1
violent)
Number of expulsions                              0                          0                        0
Number of in-school suspensions                   0                          9                        0
Number of out-of-school                           3                         16                       21
suspensions


                                    TOTAL FIREARM EXPULSIONS
                                            MITCHELL SCHOOL             MITCHELL                 MITCHELL
                                                DISTRICT‘S               MIDDLE                SENIOR HIGH
             OFFENSES                     ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS            SCHOOL                   SCHOOL
Number of students in                              1143                    557                      802
attendance center
Expulsions for violations of the                  0                         0                         0
firearms policy reported under
criminal or violent offenses
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       AUXILIARY SERVICES OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                                       BUILDINGS
                      GERTIE BELLE
                        ROGERS             LONGFELLOW               L.B. WILLIAMS       MITCHELL            MITCHELL
                      ELEMENTARY            ELEMENTARY              ELEMENTARY           MIDDLE           SENIOR HIGH
                        SCHOOL                SCHOOL                   SCHOOL           SCHOOL              SCHOOL
Year Built                  1994                   1935                  1993                1969                1961
Recent              -Carpet replace-      -New carpet/floor-    -New commons        -New sidewalk on    -Carpet replace-
Improvements         ment                  ing                   flooring           north side of        ment
                    -Painting             -Playground           -New playground     building            -Weight room
                    -Flagpole grounds      asphalt               equipment          -Exterior door       renovation
                     improvement          -Partial roof         -Carpet replace-     repairs            -Two automatic
                    -New front sidewalk    replacement           ment               -New chorus room     ADA door openers
                    -Exterior             -K-3 Smart Boards     -K-3 Smart Boards    risers             -Water supply pipe
                    waterproofing         -Library shelving     -New kitchen        -Locker Room         repairs
                    -New domestic hot     additions             steamer              renovations        -9-12 Laptop
                    water boiler                                                    -Gymnasium light-   computers
                    -New kitchen                                                     ing upgrades       -Sidewalk/curb
                    steamer                                                         -Pool repairs       replacement
                                                                                    -Roof repair        -Auditorium sump
                                                                                    -Two automatic      pump
                                                                                     ADA door           replacement
                                                                                     openers
                                                                                    -LED projection
                                                                                     systems
                                                                                    -7-8 Laptop
                                                                                    computers
Annual Building         $57,714.00*           $45,807.00             $78,459.00           $172,988.00      $162,546.00
Costs
Building Square           53,738                49,546                 75,000            136,520             165,278
Footage
Number of
Students                   378                   230                     476               557                 802
Building Opera-
tional Cost Per            $1.07                $0.92                   $1.05             $1.27               $0.98
Square Foot
Building Opera-
tional Cost Per          $152.68               $199.16                 $164.83           $310.57             $202.68
Student
Square Footage             142                   215                     158               245                 206
Per Student
Student/                   1:3.1                 1:2.2                  1:2.9              1:1                 1:1
Computer Ratio

*The corn-fueled boiler was used infrequently in 2006-07 due to higher corn prices.


Conclusions:
1. Annual building costs include electricity, gas, water, and sewer.
2. Annual building costs remained generally unchanged.




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                                          TRANSPORTATION
                                             Number of Routes: 8

                                      Regular Route Buses Available: 13
                                         Average Bus Age: 11 years
                                     Average Bus Mileage: 121,000 miles

                               Total Cost of Regular Route Busing: $204,609.00
                                    Cost Per Mile for Bus Operation: $1.92

                                  Number of Children Transported Daily: 375
                                  Number of Bus Route Miles Each Day: 584

                                       Bus Route Miles Per Year: 106,382
                                 Extracurricular Activity Miles Per Year: 42,000




                                            FOOD SERVICE
                                                    2006-07

                                     Number of Breakfasts Served: 54,421
                                     Number of Lunches Served: 303,105

                                   Costs of Meals at Mitchell School District:
                                                  Breakfast
                                     $1.25 = Middle School/Senior High
                                             $1.10 = Elementary

                                                    Lunch
                                      $2.00 = Middle School/Senior High
                                              $1.80 = Elementary

                                    Percentage of Children Eligible to Eat:
                                              28% = Free Meals
                                         7% = Reduced Price Meals
                                            65% - Full Price Meals

                             Average Daily Participation in Food Service Program:
                                89% = Longfellow Elementary School
                                88% = Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School
                                89% = L.B. Williams Elementary School
                                87% = Mitchell Middle School
                                86% = Mitchell Senior High School (29% of which eat Kernel Express)

                                   Fund Balance of the Hot Lunch Program:
                                            1998-99 = $147,810
                                            1999-2000 = $153,040
                                           2000-01 = $170,265
                                           2001-02 = $213,316
                                            2002-03 = $191,963
                                            2003-04 = $164,201
                                           2004-05 = $111,321
                                           2005-06 = $160,558
                                            2006-07 = $229,944

Conclusions: Breakfast and lunch prices are about the same as the average prices of the ESD+6 schools. The
percentage of students eligible for free and reduced lunches, however, is higher than average.


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                  EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMMING OF
                        OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                                   2006-07
                                              ACTIVITIES OFFERED




                                                                                           SDHSAA
                  GRADE     BOYS    NUMBER     NUMBER       GIRLS           BOYS        DISTINGUISHED      STATE
  ACTIVITIES       LEVEL    AND/      OF         OF     PARTICIPATION   PARTICIPATION    ACADEMIC       TOURNAMENT
                  OFFERED    OR     FEMALES     MALES       RATE            RATE        ACHIEVEMENT        PLACE
                            GIRLS                          2006-07         2006-07         AWARD
                                                                                            2006-07

Student             3-5     Both      81         80          28%            22%             N/A             N/A
Council
Geography           3-5     Both      112       109          27%            25%             N/A             N/A
Bee
Geography           6-8     Both      243       242          62%            60%             N/A             N/A
Bee
Band                 5      Both      42        20            8%             4%             N/A             N/A
Vocal               K-5     Both      513       551          100%           100%            N/A             N/A
Concerts
Elementary           5      Both      43         30          19%            12%             N/A             N/A
Show Choir
Talent Show        K-5      Both      93        38           23%            5%              N/A             N/A
Spelling Bee       3-5      Both      292       262          57%            48%             N/A             N/A
Cross Country      7-12     Both       7         7           1%             1%              Yes          Boys – 17th
                                                                                                         Girls – 15th
Golf               7-12     Both      21         31          1%              2%             Yes          Boys – 11th
                                                                                                         Girls – 13th
Gymnastics         7-12     Girls     28        N/A          3%             N/A             Yes              1st
Tennis             7-12     Both      17         23          1%             3%              Yes          Girls – 10th
                                                                                                         Boys – 13th
Cheerleading       9-12     Girls     19        N/A          1%             N/A             Yes             N/A
Debate             9-12     Both      23         11          3%             1%              N/A             N/A
Show Choir         9-12     Both      32         31          5%             5%              N/A             N/A
Declam             7-12     Both      38         22          2%             1%              N/A             N/A
Newspaper          9-12     Both       6          3          1%             0%              N/A             N/A
Student            9-12     Both      27         12          3%             1%              N/A             N/A
Council
MS Student          7-8     Both      23         18          13%             6%             N/A             N/A
Council
FCCLA              9-12     Both      15          3          4%              0%             N/A             N/A
MS FCCLA           7-8      Both      11          1          6%              0%             N/A             N/A
Yearbook           7-12     Both      11          1          1%              0%             N/A             N/A
MS Yearbook         8       Both      22         11          3%              7%             N/A             N/A
Football           7-12     Boys
Varsity                             N/A         38          N/A            18%             Yes
Junior Varsity                      N/A         35          N/A            19%
Sophomore                           N/A         17          N/A            17%
Freshman                            N/A         26          N/A            20%
Grade 8                             N/A         28          N/A            29%
Grade 7                             N/A         50          N/A            55%


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                                                                                          SDHSAA
                  GRADE     BOYS    NUMBER    NUMBER       GIRLS           BOYS        DISTINGUISHED      STATE
  ACTIVITIES       LEVEL    AND/      OF        OF     PARTICIPATION   PARTICIPATION    ACADEMIC       TOURNAMENT
                  OFFERED    OR     FEMALES    MALES       RATE            RATE        ACHIEVEMENT        PLACE
                            GIRLS                         2006-07         2006-07         AWARD
                                                                                           2006-07


Basketball         7-12     Both
Boys Varsity                        N/A        16          N/A            1%              Yes          Boys – 6th
Girls Varsity                        10       N/A          1%             N/A             Yes
Boys Junior                         N/A        18          N/A            12%
 Varsity
Girls Junior                         14       N/A          1%             N/A
 Varsity
Boys Sopho-                         N/A        11          N/A            12%
 more
Girls Sopho-                          8       N/A          1%             N/A
 more
Boys Fresh-                         N/A        16          N/A            12%
 man
Girls Fresh-                          8       N/A          12%            N/A
 man
Boys Grade 8                        N/A        16          N/A            17%
Girls Grade 8                        27       N/A          31%            N/A
Boys Grade 7                        N/A        23          N/A            25%
Girls Grade 7                        26       N/A          25%            N/A
Volleyball         7-12     Girls
Varsity                              19       N/A          1%             N/A             Yes              5th
Junior Varsity                       18       N/A          5%             N/A
Sophomore                            10       N/A          12%            N/A
Freshman                             16       N/A          13%            N/A
Grade 8                              25       N/A          29%            N/A
Grade 7                              36       N/A          35%            N/A
Wrestling          6-12     Boys
Varsity                             N/A        14          N/A             1%             Yes              5th
Junior Varsity                      N/A        10          N/A             1%
Grades 7-8                          N/A        21          N/A             1%
Track              7-12     Both
Varsity                              30        24          1%              1%             Yes          Boys – 15th
Grades 7-8                           56        55          29%            29%                          Girls – 16th
One Act Play       9-12     Both       9         7          1%             1%              Yes             N/A
Fall Play          9-12     Both       9         7          1%             1%              Yes             N/A
Drama
Spring Musical     9-12     Both      20        23          3%             3%              Yes             N/A
Marching           9-12     Both      55        50          24%            21%             Yes             N/A
Band
Jazz Band          9-12     Both       6        12          1%              1%             Yes             N/A
Drum Line          9-12     Both       2         8          1%              1%             N/A             N/A
Band
Pep Band           9-12     Both      32        23          4%             2%              N/A             N/A
Show Pit Band      9-12     Both       4        10          1%             1%              N/A             N/A
Middle School      6-8      Both      95        40          33%            14%             N/A             N/A
Show Choir
Middle School       6-8     Both      179       83          60%            29%             N/A             N/A
Vocal Music
Middle School       6-8     Both       9        13          1%              1%             N/A             N/A
Jazz Band
SPOOFED*           9-12     Both      15         9          4%             2%              N/A             N/A
MS Unfiltered      6-8      Both      66        39          24%            15%             N/A             N/A
Reality
MHS Unfiltered     9-12     Both      27        5           6%              1%             N/A             N/A
Reality
Peer Helpers       9-12     Both      28        6           7%              1%             N/A             N/A
Soccer             9-12     Girls     16       N/A          1%              NA             N/A             8th

        SPOOFED – Supporting Players Offering Opportunities For Educational Development



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                  FINANCES OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT
                                            SOURCES OF REVENUES
Revenues: General Operating Fund

        There are four sources for revenues for the general operating fund:

        Local                           County      State                        Federal
        Property Taxes                  Fines       State Aid                   Title I – Reading
        Student Tuition and Fees                    Public Land Monies          Title II – Math and Science
        Interest                                    Grants                      Title IV – Drug Free Schools
        Ticket Sales                                                            Title V – Supplementary Funds
        Facility Rentals                                                        Grants
        Donations
                                                     RECEIPTS
                             General Operating Fund: Comparisons of Receipts

     YEAR               LOCAL                 COUNTY               STATE               FEDERAL              TOTAL
   1999-2000          $5,422,210.00          $359,416.00        $5,164,564.00        $ 636,397.00       $11,582,787.00
    2000-01           $5,197,496.00          $350,689.00        $5,530,300.00        $ 620,503.00       $11,698,988.00
    2001-02           $4,917,633.00          $355,960.00        $6,043,735.00        $ 916,217.00       $12,233,545.00
    2002-03           $5,561,335.00          $342,922.00        $5,910,021.00        $1,006,158.00      $12,820,436.00
    2003-04           $5,633,952.00          $342,970.00        $6,105,795.00        $1,158,709.00      $13,241,425.00
    2004-05           $5,719,044.00          $396,951.00        $6,217,267.00        $1,790,927.00      $14,124,189.00
    2005-06           $5,791,005.00          $327,708.00        $5,934,060.00        $1,344,086.00      $13,396,859.00
    2006-07           $5,743,367.00          $332,262.00        $6,554,873.00        $1,340,212.00      $13,970,714.00



                                      10%
                                   2%
                                                                                     LOCAL
                                                       41%
                                                                                     STATE
                                                                                     COUNTY
                                                                                     FEDERAL
                               47%




                                                 OPT-OUT FUNDS
               YEAR                              AMOUNT AVAILABLE                            AMOUNT LEVIED
               2003                                 $700,000.00                               $600,000.00*
               2004                                 $700,000.00                               $550,000.00
               2005                                 $700,000.00                               $350,000.00
               2006                                 $700,000.00                               $250,000.00
               2007                                 $700,000.00                               $150,000.00
               2008                                 $700,000.00                                   0**

* Because the full amount of an opt out must be used in the first year, the Board of Education collected the
  $700,000.00 in year 2002-03 but reduced its general levy that year by $100,000.00 to reflect the actual need of
  $600,000.00.
**Because the District promised, in the opt-out election in 2002, that it would levy opt-out dollars only to maintain
   current programming, the School Board levied no opt-out dollars for 2008 since no cuts were necessary without
   those dollars.


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                                                        EXPENDITURES


                        SALARIES
      YEAR                 AND                   PURCHASED                  SUPPLIES               OTHER             TOTAL
                         BENEFITS                  SERVICES
   1999-2000          $ 9,692,979.00             $1,462,973.00         $ 753,004.00            $ 81,496.00       $11,990,452.00
    2000-01           $ 9,647,587.00             $1,393,224.00         $ 643,641.00            $ 89,189.00       $11,773,641.00
    2001-02           $ 9,985,232.00             $1,244,241.00         $ 698,277.00            $ 82,083.00       $12,009,833.00
    2002-03           $10,399,499.00             $1,217,923.00         $ 727,905.00            $ 98,898.00       $12,444,175.00
    2003-04           $10,578,115.00             $1,267,548.00         $ 702,974.00            $105,038.00       $12,653,675.00
    2004-05           $11,284,941.00             $1,348,370.00         $1,100,391,00           $ 76,274.00       $13,809,976.00
    2005-06           $11,088,364.00             $1,315,544.00         $ 709,911.00            $170,373.00       $13,284,192.00
    2006-07           $11,328,541.00             $1,463,742.00         $ 738,045.00            $160,705.00       $13,691,033.00



                             OTHER         1%


                           SUPPLIES         5%

                       PURCHASED
                                                  11%
                        SERVICES
                     SALARIES AND
                                                                                                         83%
                       BENEFITS

                                      0%        10%   20%   30%       40%     50%      60%   70%   80%     90%


                                                      PER PUPIL COSTS
                                                         GENERAL FUND

                                                                                                   STATE FINANCE FORMULA
                 YEAR                                 DISTRICT PER PUPIL COST                           RATE PER PUPIL
               1999-2000                                     $4,493.00                                     $3,604.65
                2000-01                                      $4,423.00                                     $3,665.93
                2001-02                                      $4,566.00                                     $3,802.30
                2002-03                                      $4,797.00                                     $3,889.19
                2003-04                                      $4,933.00                                     $3,988.23
                2004-05                                      $5,591.00                                     $4,086.56
                2005-06                                      $5,279.00                                     $4,237.72
                2006-07                                      $5,472.29                                     $4,418.85



                            CAPITAL OUTLAY SPECIFIC EXPENDITURES
                                                             2006-07

                       EXPENDITURE                                                              AMOUNT
                    L.B. Williams Lease                                                       $ 392,595.00
                      Debt Payment*                                                           $ 908,180.00
                  Equipment Purchases                                                         $ 536,607.00
               Building/Site Improvements                                                     $ 103,108.00
                Textbooks/Transportation                                                      $ 95,000.00
                            Total                                                             $2,035,490.00

*These are the payments for the capital outlay certificates that were issued for the Mitchell Senior High School
 addition in 1992, the construction of Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary School in 1994, and the addition to Longfellow
 Elementary School in 1994.

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                       ENDING BALANCES FOR DIFFERENT ACCOUNTS
   YEAR             GENERAL              CAPITAL OUTLAY              SPECIAL EDUCATION               FOOD SERVICE
 1999-2000        $1,304,613.00              $ 78,001.00                   $ 8,230.00                   $153,040.00
  2000-01         $1,229,961.00              $ 34,436.00                  ($ 15,232.00)                 $170,265.00
  2001-02         $1,453,673.00              $438,611.00                   $ 64,583.00                  $213,316.00
  2002-03         $1,838,911.00              $746,851.00                   $214,455.00                  $191,963.00
  2003-04         $2,426,661.00              $384,973.00                   $440,317.00                  $164,201.00
  2004-05         $2,740,875.00              $447,029.00                   $461,090.00                  $111,321.00
  2005-06         $2,853,542.00              $712,923.00                   $596,340.00                  $160,558.00
  2006-07         $3,133,221.00              $972,780.00                   $730,269.00                  $229,944.00


                                           GENERAL FUND ENDING BALANCE


          $3,200,000
          $3,000,000
          $2,800,000
          $2,600,000
          $2,400,000
          $2,200,000
          $2,000,000
          $1,800,000
          $1,600,000
          $1,400,000
          $1,200,000
                       1999-2000 2000-01       2001-02     2002-03    2003-04     2004-05    2005-06    2006-07



                                              SOLVENCY RATIO
The district‘s solvency ratio is determined by dividing the ending general fund balance by the total expenditures.

                          YEAR                                                    SOLVENCY RATIO
                        1999-2000                                                      10.9%
                         2000-01                                                       10.4%
                         2001-02                                                       12.1%
                         2002-03                                                       14.8%
                         2003-04                                                       19.2%
                         2004-05                                                       19.8%
                         2005-06                                                       21.5%
                         2006-07                                                       22.9%

                                               ASBESTOS STATEMENT

         In accordance with EPA regulations, Mitchell School District‘s buildings have been inspected for friable
materials that contain asbestos. Friable asbestos containing material is not present in Mitchell School District‘s
buildings. Records of inspections and locations of asbestos containing materials and a copy of relevant EPA
regulations are available. All asbestos except for that in the floor tile at Mitchell Senior High School, Mitchell Middle
School, and Longfellow has been removed from district buildings.




        This report card was prepared by Kelly Ellston, with information received from the Superintendent of Schools,
building principals and secretaries, Business Manager, Director of Buildings and Grounds, Activities Director, Director
of Food Service, and Director of Special Services.

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