School Improvement Plan
2017-2018
School: South Stanly High School
School LEA # 840-356
Address 40488 Stanly School Rd, Norwood NC 28128
Phone Number: 704-961-4100
Principal: Tanya Crisco
School Website www.sshs.stanlycountyschools.org
School Improvement Team Membership
From GS §115C-105.27: “The principal of each school, representatives of the assistant principals,
instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants assigned to the school
building, and parents of children enrolled in the school shall constitute a school improvement team to
develop a school improvement plan to improve student performance. Representatives of the assistant
principals, instructional personnel, instructional support personnel, and teacher assistants shall be
elected by their respective groups by secret ballot....Parents serving on school improvement teams
shall reflect the racial and socioeconomic composition of the students enrolled in that school and shall
not be members of the building-level staff.”
Committee Position Name
Principal Tanya Crisco
Assistant Principal Megan Todd
English Kristi Hedrick
Math Karen Smith
Science Billie Conte
Social Studies Carla McSwain
CTE Sharon Huggins
EC Laura Aney
Fine Arts Wanda Maness
Classified Shanda Blalock
Instructional Support Sherry Day
Parent Tonya Hollis
Student Council Representatives Ashley Carter (sponsor)
Vision Statement
District: Stanly County Schools will partner with our families and communities to provide our students an
educational foundation to promote career and college readiness, lifelong learning and citizenship.
School: To instill a strong work ethic and the highest standards in each student so that they will be able to cope with
the challenges they face during the 21st Century.
Mission Statement
District: Choose Your Future
School: To achieve academic, athletic, moral, and social excellence
School Profile
SSHS is currently holds an enrollment of 525 students (132 in 9th grade; 130 in 10th grade; 154 in 11th grade;
109 in 12th grade). The male population is 287 with females being 238. At the end of the preceding year, we
had approximately 45% of our student population identified in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. We
have 20% of our population identified under the Exceptional Children’s program ranging from inclusive
supportive services, the Occupational Course of Study and Certificate-based curriculum. : Racial
demographics, as reported via PowerSchool, includes: African-American 13%; 8% Hispanic; 2%
Multiracial ; less than 1% Pacific/Native Hawaiian; 0% Native American; 75% Caucasian.
School Data and Summary Analysis
What does the analysis tell you about your school's strengths?
South Stanly has a welcoming and inclusive environment
Strong Faculty and Staff promotion of student opportunities and potential
100% rollout of MDC/LDC in a year and a half
Approachable Faculty and Staff
Strong Student Advocates
What does the analysis tell you about your schools gaps or opportunities for improvement?
Continue to work on improving academic performance (proficiency as it ties to CCR especially) and to
address student needs
Options of curricular classes
Intentionally identify and encourage students to reach their full potential and beyond their comfort level
Creating memorable experiences and opportunities for students
Based upon the analysis conducted, what 3-5 top priorities emerge for the school?
Academic Progression in order to prepare students for college and career readiness.
Enhancing a positive culture for students, staff and community
To ensure the safety of our staff, students and community.
South Stanly High School SMART Goals
Increase in growth and proficiency (as applicable) in all accountability areas by 3 % (EOC, NCFE, ACT,
WorkKeys)
Will be 100% compliant in regard to safety measures outlined by state and local policies
Implement positive cultural practices to increase student engagement and results of TWCS by 5%.
SSHS: School Improvement Plan
SMART Goals
2017-2018
GOAL I:
School SMART Goal:
Increase in growth and proficiency (as applicable) in all accountability areas by 3 % (EOC, NCFE, CTE,
ACT, WorkKeys) by June 2018
Data that supports the Goal
Data is public and shall not include teacher or student identifiers. Links may be used.
Based on the releasing of the 16-17 school accountability reports, the following is noted in accountability
areas for End of Course testing: Math I=44.6% CCR (increase from previous year) and 56.8% GLP
(increase from previous year); Biology=36.7 % CCR (decrease from previous year) and 46.1% GLP
(decrease from previous year); English II=42.1% CCR (decrease from last year) and 56.0% GLP (same as
previous year). We increased in total CCR by 2.4 from preceding year; increased by 2.2 in GLP from
preceding year. **CCR-College-Career Readiness; GLP-Grade Level Proficiency
North Carolina Final Exam results for the 16-17 school year, were as follows (providing average
proficiency %): Math 92.5 % proficient, noting that Math II and III were under state field tests so therefore
proficiency scores are not available.; Science 94.7% proficient; English 90.3% proficient; History 90.8%
proficient.
CTE were scores were at 83.6% proficiency.
ACT is at 58% (increased from previous year). WorkKeys is at 69.8% (increased from previous year).
In terms of growth, SSHS did not meet (-2.37) for the 2016-17.
We had a increase in graduation rate 11.4% from the preceding year; continued to meet Math Rigor by
having greater than 95% of students completing Math III and participation rate being at 100%.
Aligned District Goal:
Place an “X” next to the aligned district goal.
Goal 1: Stanly County Schools will provide all students with rigorous and relevant curriculum that
reflects what students need to know to become college and career ready.
X
Goal 2: Stanly County Schools will be led by 21st century professionals who are highly effective and
possess the skills to lead, teach, assess, and support the learning needs of students.
X
Goal 3: All schools shall promote a safe and healthy environment designed to support the success for
all students and employees.
Strategy 1
Analyze and implement master schedule to enhance addressing student needs and teacher
collaboration (planning, PLC, professional development)
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2017.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date Started Date Completed
Common planning in indicator areas Aug 2017 June 2018
Develop common assessments in all content areas (NC Test Prep in
indicator areas or departmentally)
Aug 2017 June 2018
PLCs embedded in school day based on scheduling Aug 2017 June 2018
All staff will attend Job Alike Professional Development to enhance
collaboration and planning.
Aug 2017 June 2018
Continue implementation of Bull Pride with monitoring and revisions to Aug 2017 June 2018
address student needs
Strategy 2
Implementation of schoolwide Literacy Design Collaborative and Math Design Collaborative.
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2017.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date Started Date Completed
Continue to develop, revise and implement LDC modules within practices Aug 2017 June 2018
Implementation of MDC platform (or ‘similar format’ in those content
areas outside of MDC)
Aug 2017 June 2018
On-site and county training for Year 2 persons, as well as new personnel Aug 2017 June 2018
Continue with peer observations and debriefing sessions on-site Aug 2017 June 2018
Implementation of District Guidelines/Expectations Aug 2017 June 2018
LDC and MDC Professional Development Aug 2017 June 2018
Strategy 3
Implementation of electronic platform for enhancing collaboration (within content areas)
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2017.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date Started Date Completed
Shared SSHS Staff folder Aug 2017 Aug 2017
Evidence of posted LDC and MDC modules and data Aug 2017 June 2018
Documentation of differentiated instruction, strategies to address student
needs (curriculum, attendance, at-risk, etc.)
Aug 2017 June 2018
Job Alike Professional Development platform for creating, sharing and
submitting information; professional collaboration
Aug 2017 June 2018
GOAL II:
School SMART Goal:
SSHS will be 100% compliant in regards to safety measures outlined by state, local and on-site policies
throughout the 17-18 school year
Data that supports the Goal
Data is public and shall not include teacher or student identifiers. Links may be used.
Requirements are established within policies and procedures of local and state plans.
Aligned District Goal:
Place an “X” next to the aligned district goal.
Goal 1: Stanly County Schools will provide all students with rigorous and relevant curriculum that
reflects what students need to know to become college and career ready.
Goal 2: Stanly County Schools will be led by 21st century professionals who are highly effective and
possess the skills to lead, teach, assess, and support the learning needs of students.
Goal 3: All schools shall promote a safe and healthy environment designed to support the success for
all students and employees.
X
Goal 4: The Stanly County School District will build and maintain positive relationships
with all external, internal and parental district stakeholders through communications.
X
Strategy 1
Staff will undergo trainings based on requirements/job identification
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2017.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date Started Date Completed
Receive required medical trainings in approved format Aug 2017 June 2018
Receive and implement plans in regards to student medical and safety needs Aug 2017 June 2018
Designated personnel attending Professional Development sessions
(coaches, bus drivers, staff-group and individually)
Aug 2017 June 2018
Strategy 2
Communication with staff and parents of safety measures as permissible and deemed appropriate
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2016.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date
Started
Date
Completed
Communicate to parents safety measures taken within the school
(entering/exiting campus, visitors, extracurricular events, extreme weather,
student medical needs)
Aug 2017 June 2018
Emergency Plan Updated and monitored Aug 2017 June 2018
Strategy 3
Implementation of all required emergency protocol
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2016.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date Started Date Completed
Updated Emergency Plan Aug 2017 June 2018
Completion, documentation and submission of reports Aug 2017 June 2018
Communication, as needed, of actions, results, etc Aug 2017 June 2018
GOAL III:
School SMART Goal:
Implement positive cultural practices to increase student engagement and results of TWCS increasing by
5% and student survey with 80% of favorable responses which will be conducted by June 2018
Data that supports the Goal
Data is public and shall not include teacher or student identifiers. Links may be used.
Teacher Working Conditions Survey Results from 2015-16 school year
Staff AdvancED Survey Result for 2016-17 school year
Student AdvancED Survey Results for 2016-17 school year
Based on student behaviors and incident reports, our goal is to decrease by 3% by providing interventions
and working with outside agencies for student support. Based on informal data provided, students and
faculty and staff have expressed needs for increasing in the indicated areas for engagement, school pride,
etc. The staff completed a mock TWCS at two points in the preceding year for which areas noted, which are
within our control, are being addressed with the strategies and action steps provided. Areas that were noted
as areas of concerns but beyond some of our control such as funding aspects. By implementing the below,
our goal is noted above.
Aligned District Goal:
Place an “X” next to the aligned district goal.
Goal 1: Stanly County Schools will provide all students with rigorous and relevant curriculum that
reflects what students need to know to become college and career ready.
Goal 2: Stanly County Schools will be led by 21st century professionals who are highly effective and
possess the skills to lead, teach, assess, and support the learning needs of students.
Goal 3: All schools shall promote a safe and healthy environment designed to support the success for
all students and employees.
X
Goal 4: The Stanly County School District will build and maintain positive relationships
with all external,internal and parental district stakeholders through communications.
X
Strategy 1
Embed activities and practices to enhance student, faculty and staff, and community involvement
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2017.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date Started Date Completed
Created committees with specific roles to focus on cultural dimensions and
having student provide input to specific committees
Aug 2017 June 2018
Communication of SSHS celebrations via various media outlets: website,
Facebook, Twitter, announcements, school newsletter
Aug 2017 June 2018
Student and Staff Recognitions (Attendance, Nine Weeks) Aug 2017 June 2018
Community Recognitions at school events Aug 2017 June 2018
Student Motivational Approach (Student Council & Peer Mentors) Aug 2017 June 2018
Implementation of Student Advisory (county and on-site committee) Aug 2017 June 2018
Implement Safe Zone and Safe People Approach to assist with student
interventions
Aug 2017 June 2018
Master schedule to embed common planning and duty-free lunch for
certified staff
Aug 2017 June 2018
Strategy 2
Increase student involvement for self and in support of the school culture
Beginning of Year Report: Report Key Steps for the year. Due by September 9, 2016.
Aim for ten or less steps, however to add a step, click at the very end of a row and hit enter (return).
Key Steps
Step Date Started Date Completed
Committee events Aug 2017 June 2018
Bull Pride events and participation Aug 2017 June 2018
Student Involvement in specified events for other peers and community
(Peer Mentors, clubs, community service projects)
Aug 2017 June 2018
Student Survey (creation, distribution and analyzation) Aug 2017 June 2018
Implement Safe Zone and Safe People Approach to assist with student
interventions
Aug 2017 June 2018