What you need to know about your school accountability committee

Every school is required under statute to have a SAC (School Accountability Committee.) Very few SACs are organized appropriately and with so much to talk about, many don’t get to the tasks they are supposed to be covering. These committees can make a huge difference for your school and culture.

First, let’s check to see if your committee is formed appropriately. Under Colorado statute, these are the people who should be a part of your committee:

“Each school is responsible for establishing a School Accountability Committee (SAC), which should consist of at least the following seven members:

  • The principal of the school or the principal’s designee
  • One teacher who provides instruction in the school
  • Three parents of students enrolled in the school
  • One adult member of an organization of parents, teachers, and students recognized by the school
  • One person from the community

The local school board will determine the actual number of persons on the SAC and the method for selecting members. If the local school board chooses to increase the number of persons on the SAC, it must ensure that the number of parents appointed or elected exceeds the number of representatives from the group with the next highest representation. A person may not be appointed or elected to fill more than one of these required member positions in a single term.”

http://www.cde.state.co.us/accountability/district_accountability_handbook2017

Does this mirror the membership of your school accountability committee? It very likely doesn’t and so many are not familiar with the law so they don’t know. For parents to participate and use the accountability committee in ways to advocate for their children collectively, bring this to your next meeting or ask to have a meeting called if you don’t have a committee and be the change to make it happen.

As both of us (Jonna and Shawna) have previously served as chairs of the District Accountability Committee, we are passionate about SACs and DACs as we’ve witnessed the difference they can make for students.

School accountability committees get stuck talking about parking lot frustration very often. That’s not a role of the committee. They also sometimes just get the news of what’s going on at the school and that’s not quite right either. What are the functions of this committee and what should you be doing? Let’s go back to that handbook:

“Each SAC is responsible for the following: 

  • Making recommendations to the principal on the school priorities for spending school moneys, including federal funds, where applicable;
  • Making recommendations to the principal and the superintendent concerning preparation of a school Performance or Improvement plan, if either type of plan is required; 
  • Publicizing and holding a SAC meeting to discuss strategies to include in a school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan, if either type of plan is required, and using this input to make recommendations to the local school board concerning preparation of the school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan prior to the plan being written; 
  • Publicizing the district’s public hearing to review a written school Priority Improvement or Turnaround plan; 
  • Meeting at least quarterly to discuss whether school leadership, personnel, and infrastructure are advancing or impeding implementation of the school’s Performance, Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround plan, whichever is applicable, and other progress pertinent to the school’s accreditation contract; 
  • Providing input and recommendations to the DAC (District Accountability Committee) and district administration, on an advisory basis, concerning principal development plans and evaluations. (Note that this should not in any way interfere with a district’s compliance with the statutory requirements of the Teacher Employment, Compensation and Dismissal Act.); 
  • Publicizing opportunities to serve and soliciting parents to serve on the SAC (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive this requirement); 
  • Assisting the district in implementing at the school level the district’s family engagement policy (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive this requirement); and 
  • Assisting school personnel to increase family engagement with teachers, including family engagement in creating READ plans, Individual Career and Academic Plans, and plans to address habitual truancy (per HB 15-1321, small rural districts may waive this requirement).”

This is what your SAC is for. Parent involvement and engagement is one factor that has shown to increase student achievement. The key word here is parents, parents, parents! The more the merrier!

Now let’s talk about that “School Performance Framework” and what that is. The state just released new results for 2018. You can get all of that data and dig deeper here – http://www.cde.state.co.us/accountability/performanceframeworkresults

Here’s a bit of info from the Colorado Department of Education’s News Release from Wednesday, December 12, you’ll need the link above to go to your school/district to view info.

Schools receive one of the following ratings, or plan type assignments:

  • Performance Plan: The school meets or exceeds statewide attainment on the performance indicators.
  • Improvement Plan: The school approaches or meets statewide attainment on the performance indicators.
  • Priority Improvement Plan: The school does not meet statewide attainment on the performance indicators.
  • Turnaround Plan: The school does not meet statewide attainment on the performance indicators.
  • Insufficient State Data: Low Participation: The school did not have enough data due to low participation on state tests to be able to report performance data, or the school had below 85 percent participation rate in two or more content areas, and the district requested an Insufficient State Data: Low Participation rating.

In total, 1,239 schools (67.7 percent) received the highest rating, Performance Plan, and 387 schools (21.2 percent) received the second-highest rating, Improvement Plan. A total of 118 schools (7 percent) received Priority Improvement Plan, 45 schools (2.5 percent) were assigned Turnaround Plan and 40 schools (2.2 percent) had Insufficient State Data due to low participation on state tests.

About 68 percent of charter schools earned Performance Plans, and 36 percent of the state’s online schools received Performance Plans, compared to 67 percent of non-charter and 68 percent of non-online schools.
 
The majority of all schools (68 percent or 1,227 schools) received the same plan type as they did in 2017. A total of 13.7 percent of schools (247 schools) improved by one or more plan type levels, while 15 percent of schools (271 schools) dropped one or more levels.

Just a quick peak at data we pulled now. First, we pulled all data from every school in Jeffco. We sorted the scores and pulled those that are listed as Improvement, Priority Improvement, or Turnaround for your review. This is the info from 2016, 2017, and 2018 for comparison, you can find much more at the link above.

The job of the parents on a SAC is not to berate teachers or administrators or find a person to point a finger at, but to dig into the data and see what the root causes are and perhaps help to figure out what wraparound services students might need in order to improve outcomes. This data is also singular in being just one test, there may be other data such as MAP, that you need to look at. There may be a need for interventionists to serve students, mental health services needed, or food and health needs that are a higher precedent for student well-being. Singular data does not mean that your school is not good or is failing. The job of the SAC is to look at the full picture to better serve students.

Joining together to dig into root causes and look at ALL of the data together is the way to address and make issues better. Making schools better requires teamwork and it must involve the voices of our educators, administrator, and parents! Getting the community involved for potential wraparound services is an added bonus! This is not a rubber stamp committee, this is a data gathering group to explore and focus on what is best for students and make a plan together. Hopefully your school also has a PTA and that representative will take the plan back to the PTA membership to help and embrace the future work as well.

School Name Final Rating – 2016 Final Rating – 2017 Total Percent Points Earned – 2018
AECs have AEC points earned
Final Rating – 2018
FITZMORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Performance Plan Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 28.9 Turnaround Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ARVADA K-8 Priority Improvement Plan Turnaround Plan: Meets 95% Participation 32.2 Turnaround Plan: Meets 95% Participation
PEAK EXPEDITIONARY – PENNINGTON Turnaround Plan Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 32.5 Turnaround Plan: Meets 95% Participation
NORTH ARVADA MIDDLE SCHOOL Performance Plan: Low Participation Improvement Plan: Low Participation 34.4 Priority Improvement Plan: Low Participation
STEVENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Improvement Plan Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 37.6 Priority Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
EMORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Performance Plan Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 41.1 Priority Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
JEFFERSON JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Improvement Plan: Low Participation Priority Improvement Plan: Low Participation 42.9 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ALAMEDA INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Improvement Plan Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 43.7 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
PARR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Performance Plan Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 44.1 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MOLHOLM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Priority Improvement Plan Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 45.3 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
LUMBERG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Priority Improvement Plan Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 45.4 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ALLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Performance Plan Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 45.8 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
HUTCHINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Performance Plan Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 46.4 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
THOMSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Improvement Plan Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 46.4 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ARVADA HIGH SCHOOL Improvement Plan: Decreased due to Participation Improvement Plan: Low Participation 46.8 Improvement Plan: Low Participation
ROSE STEIN INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY   Insufficient State Data 47.7 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
GLENNON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Improvement Plan Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 48.7 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MOORE MIDDLE SCHOOL Priority Improvement Plan: Low Participation Priority Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 49.1 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
SWANSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Improvement Plan Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 50.0 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BRADY EXPLORATION SCHOOL AEC: Performance Plan AEC: Improvement Plan 51.7 AEC: Improvement Plan
MCLAIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL AEC: Performance Plan AEC: Improvement Plan 51.8 AEC: Improvement Plan
CREIGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Performance Plan Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation 52.8 Improvement Plan: Low Participation
POMONA HIGH SCHOOL Performance Plan: Low Participation Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation 52.9 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
NEW AMERICA SCHOOL AEC: Improvement Plan AEC: Improvement Plan 58.7 AEC: Improvement Plan
CONNECTIONS LEARNING CENTER ON THE EARLE JOHNSON C AEC: Performance Plan AEC: Performance Plan 59.6 AEC: Improvement Plan
GREAT WORK MONTESSORI   Insufficient State Data   Insufficient State Data: Small Tested Population

Next is a list of EVERY school in Jeffco, with the data sorted to list those schools with the highest scores first. Again, this does not indicate that you’re at the BEST school or that yours is better than others. Because this data is singular and you are not looking specifically at growth or other factors, there may be a school with a lower score that had larger growth than yours with a higher score.

Every school has different struggles and you will find students that need help and ways to improve every school in our district. This data should not be used to compare and rank schools. It is interesting to look at comparable schools and seek information from others to see what their Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) looks like and what strategies for improvement they are using. You may get ideas from them that you want to implement in your school.

School Name Total Percent Points Earned – 2018
AECs have AEC points earned
Final Rating – 2018
BRADFORD K8 SOUTH 100.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DENNISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 100.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MARSHDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 95.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WARREN TECH CENTRAL 94.9 AEC: Performance Plan
WARREN TECH NORTH 94.9 AEC: Performance Plan
EVERGREEN HIGH SCHOOL 93.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
JEFFERSON ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL 93.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
PARMALEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 92.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WEST WOODS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 90.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
D’EVELYN JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 87.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
RALSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 85.8 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
VAN ARSDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 85.8 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
RALSTON VALLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 85.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
KYFFIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 85.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
CONIFER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 84.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
NORMANDY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 84.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BERGEN VALLEY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 83.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
EXCEL ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL 83.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
RED ROCKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 83.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ELK CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 83.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MANNING OPTIONS SCHOOL 83.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MITCHELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 82.8 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WESTRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 82.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
FAIRMOUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 82.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WILMOT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 82.0 Performance Plan: Low Participation
PEIFFER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 81.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
GOVERNOR’S RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 81.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DEVINNY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 81.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WARDER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 80.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
PROSPECT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 80.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
JEFFERSON COUNTY OPEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 80.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
JEFFERSON ACADEMY ELEMENTARY 80.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ROONEY RANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 80.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MEIKLEJOHN ELEMENTARY 80.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
JEFFERSON ACADEMY 79.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
CHATFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 78.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MONTESSORI PEAKS CHARTER ACADEMY 77.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MILLER SPECIAL EDUCATION 77.2 AEC: Performance Plan
MOUNT CARBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 76.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
UTE MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 76.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
COLLEGIATE ACADEMY OF COLORADO 76.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
KENDRICK LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 76.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DUNSTAN MIDDLE SCHOOL 75.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
EVERGREEN MIDDLE SCHOOL 75.5 Performance Plan: Low Participation
SIERRA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 74.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WOODROW WILSON CHARTER ACADEMY 74.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
GREEN GABLES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 73.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
COAL CREEK CANYON K-8 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 73.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DAKOTA RIDGE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 73.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
GREEN MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL 73.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
RYAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 73.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
KENDALLVUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 72.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
FREMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 72.8 Performance Plan: Low Participation
CAMPBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 72.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DEER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL 72.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BLUE HERON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 72.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BEAR CREEK K-8 SCHOOL 72.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
COLOROW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 72.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MOUNTAIN PHOENIX COMMUNITY SCHOOL 71.8 Performance Plan: Low Participation
HACKBERRY HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 71.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DUTCH CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 71.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
GOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL 71.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ROCKY MOUNTAIN ACADEMY OF EVERGREEN 71.3 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
COMPASS MONTESSORI – WHEAT RIDGE CHARTER SCHOOL 71.2 Performance Plan: Low Participation
LUKAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 71.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
SOBESKY ACADEMY 71.2 AEC: Performance Plan
CARMODY MIDDLE SCHOOL 71.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MANDALAY MIDDLE SCHOOL 71.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
FALCON BLUFFS MIDDLE SCHOOL 70.9 Performance Plan: Low Participation
COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL 70.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
TWO ROADS CHARTER SCHOOL 70.5 Performance Plan: Low Participation
SHERIDAN GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 70.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
SEMPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 70.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ARVADA WEST HIGH SCHOOL 69.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
VANDERHOOF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 69.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
POWDERHORN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 69.8 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ROCKY MOUNTAIN DEAF SCHOOL 69.3 AEC: Performance Plan
SHAFFER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 69.3 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DRAKE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 69.2 Performance Plan: Low Participation
WEST JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL 68.8 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
STANDLEY LAKE HIGH SCHOOL 68.4 Performance Plan: Low Participation
LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL 68.0 Performance Plan: Low Participation
FOOTHILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 67.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
COMPASS MONTESSORI – GOLDEN CHARTER SCHOOL 67.2 Performance Plan: Low Participation
BELL MIDDLE SCHOOL 66.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
SUMMIT RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL 66.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BEAR CREEK HIGH SCHOOL 66.3 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
COLUMBINE HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 66.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
LINCOLN CHARTER ACADEMY 65.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
PATTERSON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL 65.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ADDENBROOKE CLASSICAL ACADEMY 65.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
SOUTH LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 65.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
EIBER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 65.3 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BRADFORD K8 NORTH 65.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WEST JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 64.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
STOBER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 64.2 Performance Plan: Low Participation
WESTGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 63.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
LONGVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 63.9 AEC: Performance Plan
SHELTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 63.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
FREE HORIZON MONTESSORI 63.3 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WHEAT RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL 63.2 Performance Plan: Low Participation
KEN CARYL MIDDLE SCHOOL 62.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
JEFFERSON COUNTY OPEN SECONDARY 62.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MORTENSEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 61.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
SLATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 61.8 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
CORONADO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 61.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 61.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WAYNE CARLE MIDDLE SCHOOL 61.4 Performance Plan: Low Participation
JEFFCO VIRTUAL ACADEMY 61.2 AEC: Performance Plan
VIVIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 61.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
STONY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 60.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 60.3 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
CONNECTIONS LEARNING CENTER ON THE EARLE JOHNSON C 59.6 AEC: Improvement Plan
DORAL ACADEMY OF COLORADO 59.4 Performance Plan: Low Participation
LITTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 58.9 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
NEW AMERICA SCHOOL 58.7 AEC: Improvement Plan
LEAWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 58.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WEBER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 58.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
SECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 58.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 58.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BELMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 58.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
KULLERSTRAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 57.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
GREEN MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 57.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
OBERON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL 57.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ADDENBROOKE CLASSICAL GRAMMAR SCHOOL 56.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
EDGEWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
FOSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
PECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 54.8 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
EVERITT MIDDLE SCHOOL 54.5 Performance Plan: Low Participation
WELCHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 54.0 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
THREE CREEKS K-8 53.7 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 53.6 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
LASLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 53.5 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
DEANE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 53.4 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
STOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 53.2 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
WILMORE DAVIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 53.1 Performance Plan: Meets 95% Participation
POMONA HIGH SCHOOL 52.9 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
CREIGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 52.8 Improvement Plan: Low Participation
MCLAIN COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL 51.8 AEC: Improvement Plan
BRADY EXPLORATION SCHOOL 51.7 AEC: Improvement Plan
SWANSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 50.0 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MOORE MIDDLE SCHOOL 49.1 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
GLENNON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 48.7 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ROSE STEIN INTERNATIONAL ELEMENTARY 47.7 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ARVADA HIGH SCHOOL 46.8 Improvement Plan: Low Participation
HUTCHINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 46.4 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
THOMSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 46.4 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ALLENDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 45.8 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
LUMBERG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 45.4 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
MOLHOLM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 45.3 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
PARR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 44.1 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ALAMEDA INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 43.7 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
JEFFERSON JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 42.9 Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
EMORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 41.1 Priority Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
STEVENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 37.6 Priority Improvement Plan: Meets 95% Participation
NORTH ARVADA MIDDLE SCHOOL 34.4 Priority Improvement Plan: Low Participation
PEAK EXPEDITIONARY – PENNINGTON 32.5 Turnaround Plan: Meets 95% Participation
ARVADA K-8 32.2 Turnaround Plan: Meets 95% Participation
FITZMORRIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 28.9 Turnaround Plan: Meets 95% Participation
BERGEN MEADOW PRIMARY SCHOOL   Performance Plan: No Students at Grade Levels Tested for State Assessments
GREAT WORK MONTESSORI   Insufficient State Data: Small Tested Population

Your principal and teachers have lots of data to share with you. Get involved and start looking at ways you can make a difference for the children at your school. Advocate and become a part of the process. If you don’t have children in schools any longer, go to the school nearest you, they are in need of community members to participate!

Once you accomplish these tasks, the parking lot is still likely to come up.  That’s okay, it happens everywhere. Focus that discussion on safety for all but make sure to get back to the discussion about outcomes for our children and what we can do together to offer them all brighter futures.

We know you’ll enjoy participating in your SAC when it operates correctly. You’ll be able to feel proud of your participation in making every school the best place for our children. If you need assistance or have questions, please let us know. We’re always happy to help.

Supporting all kids in Jefferson County Colorado