School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2020-2021

  • Herndon Elementary School

  • Region 1

  • Teresa Fennessy, Principal

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

All students will be literate, able to obtain, understand, analyze, integrate, communicate and apply knowledge and skills to achieve success in school and in life.

  • Reading - 81% of students in grades K-6 will score in the proficient/advanced range as measured by division assessments and/or SOL.

  • Math - 80% of students in grade K-6 will score in the proficient/advanced range, as measured by division assessments and/or the math SOL.

  • Science - 78% of students in grade 5 will score in the proficient/advanced range, as measured by division assessments and/or the science SOL.

Strategy 1

We will implement differentiated instruction across all content areas through various workshop structures.

  • We will refine whole and small group instruction through professional development and reflection on student data and observation.

  • We will commit to strengthening the writing workshop structure.

Strategy 2

We will develop a common understanding of what equitable engagement looks and sounds like at HES.

  1. We will engage in professional development around Making Thinking Visible and commit to at least one thinking routine a month to create a culture of thinking.

  2. We will commit to analyzing data and setting goals to ensure our black students and students with disabilities continually progress in reading and in math.

  3. The Responsive Instruction Team, in collaboration with the classroom teachers and administrators, will continually monitor attendance and develop supports for students who are displaying a pattern of absenteeism.

Strategy 3

We will provide opportunities for students to develop understanding through multiple modalities.

  1. We will honor individual student learning styles by being mindful of the ways in which our students learn.

  2. We will provide time for reflection of student work and develop next steps to support students.

For a full copy of the Title I Schoolwide Plan please contact the principal or front office.