AnnualEducationReport August 2014.pdf
August 15, 2014
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2013-2014 educational progress for Shelby High School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Fran Schamber, building principal, for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site https://shelbypublicschools.net or you may review a copy in our main office at your child’s school.
The state has identified some schools with the status of Reward, Focus or Priority. A Reward school is one that is outperforming other schools in achievement, growth, or is performing better than other schools with a similar student population. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.
Our school has not been given one of these labels. However, Shelby High School has achievement gaps among students who are English Language Learners and students who are economically disadvantaged. Shelby High School staff is implementing sheltered instruction strategies in all classrooms in order to eliminate these achievement gaps in upcoming years. In addition, various teachers will be delivering instruction in at-risk sections designed to meet the specific learning needs of students who are behind grade level in English and mathematics.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
1. Shelby High School is the only traditional high school in the district. Students are not assigned but come free from our communities.
2. Shelby High School is in the fifth year of its cycle in the five year school improvement plan.
3. Shelby High School students may choose to take courses at the Newaygo County Career Technical Center or attend programs available through West Shore Tech Center at the Hart Campus during their eleventh and twelfth grade years, and all students have the ability to dual enroll at a variety of institutions throughout the state.
4. Parents have the ability to review curricular content upon request. Students receive a syllabus on the first day of class regarding class expectations and curricular content, stating the contact information for each teacher should parents wish more information about course content. All curriculum is aligned with Michigan Content Expectations and Common Core State Standards.
- Shelby juniors earned an average ACT composite for 2013-2014 of 19.5, and 16.8% of those juniors attained the college readiness score in all four levels of the ACT.
- For 2013-2014, 105 (26%) students had parents attend one or more parent-teacher conference.
- Shelby High School would also like to present the following information:
- In 2013-2014, twenty-six students participated in dual enrollment. This is 26% of eligible 11th and 12th grade students.
- Shelby High School students are able to take AP Calculus on campus, and are able to enroll in dual enrollment English through MCC, taught by a Shelby instructor and offered at the local ESD building. In addition, students are able to take advantage of a wide variety of dual enrollment courses available through colleges and universities.
- In 2013-2014, twenty-six students enrolled in AP courses (Calculus and History). This is 26% of eligible 11th and 12th grade students, and 6% of high school enrollment overall.
- For 2013-2014, sixteen AP exams were taken, and 6 (38% of exams taken) earned scores that resulted in college credit.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this report, please feel free to contact me at 231-861-4452 x4126.
Fran Schamber, L.P.C.
Shelby High School Principal