Board Meeting Highlights from March 7, 2023
Several NTPS school principals presented updates on their 2022-23 School Improvement Plans to the School Board. Our schools are seeing significant progress in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing opportunity gaps, and supporting student outcomes! Highlights from each of the schools that presented their Improvement Plans at the Board meeting include:
River Ridge High School
- More than 80 percent of teachers are clearly communicating learning intentions by visibly posting learning targets.
Timberline High School
- 88.8 % of students responded positively to the question, “There is at least one adult at this school who knows and cares about me.”
Aspire Performing Arts Academy
- Increased 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade scores for students qualifying for special education from fall to winter.
Nisqually Middle School
- Decrease in chronic non-attendance for 7th-graders of low socioeconomic status from September 2021-December 2021 to September 2022-December 2022.
Salish Middle School
- An increase in 7th- and 8th-grade students were identified as low risk for math from fall to winter.
- Daily class meetings to build the school community and form strong connections, Proactive Circles, and One School One Book initiative to support building a positive identity and valuing diversity.
- Improvements to students meeting reading standards for 1st grade (60% to 64%), 2nd grade (57% to 67%), and 4th grade (78% to 82%).
Mountain View Elementary
- The school is using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices to support students in need.
School improvement plans will be posted on school websites this week!