ACADEMICS

Our approach to education includes a rigorous integrated curriculum, kindergarten through fifth grade STEM lab and classroom instruction, Learning Through Leadership, and parent workshops. We are a Silver Award winning school raising achievement across all sub-groups!

 

Initial score reports on the Measures of Academic Performance (MAP) from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016 indicate high levels of student growth:

  •  Students in kindergarten demonstrated a mean gain of 18.8 points on reading and a 24.7 mean point gain in math.

  • First grade students demonstrated a mean gain of 17.2 points on reading and a 22.4 mean point gain in math.

  • Second grade students demonstrated a mean gain of 15.7 points on reading and 15.1 mean point gain in math.

  • Third grade students demonstrated a mean gain of 12.5 points in reading and a 14.4 mean point gain in math.

  • Fourth grade students demonstrated a mean gain of 11.3 points in reading and a 13.9 mean point growth in math.
  • Fifth grade students demonstrated a mean gain of 7.8 points in reading and an 11.9 mean point growth in math.

Overall, students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth and fifth grade scored above the NWEA mean point growth gain in reading. 

Students scoring at or above the 50th percentile on MAP reading in the spring 2016 are: 41.4% in kindergarten, 47.2% in first grade, 45.1% in second grade, 55.7 % in third grade, 55.6% in fourth grade, 61.0% in fifth grade.

Students scoring at or above the 50th percentile on MAP math in the spring of 2016 are: 57.5% in kindergarten, 69.7% in first grade, 47.1% in second grade, 59.6% in third grade, 63.6% in fourth grade, and 65.7% in fifth grade.

The data indicates our student population, which includes 56% English as Second Language Speakers, and 74% of our students qualifying for free and reduced lunch achieve at increasingly high levels as the population matriculates and participates in our rigorous academic program. Noting increasing percentages of students at or above the 50th percentile in each successive grade attests to our school’s efforts to build instructional capacity.

On Spring MAP, students in grades one, three, four and five scored above the Beaufort County School District percent of students at or above the 50th percentile in math.
Students in fifth grade scored above Beaufort County School District at 61% at or above the 50
th percentile on Spring 206 MAP reading. The district percentage was 59.7% at or above the 50th percentile.

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