Commonwealth Accountability Testing System

 

District Report Card

 

 

 

2004-2005

 

 

 

Southgate Independent

 

 

 

Mr. Curtis Allan Hall, Superintendent

Wm Blatt and Evergreen

Southgate,KY†† 41071

Phone: (859) 441-0743

Fax: (859) 441-6735

Email: chall@southgate.k12.ky.us

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This report card provides information about how well our district is doing, where it is succeeding, and where there is room for improvement. While it cannot tell everything about our performance, the report card is a good starting point for discussions with our teachers, administrators, school council members, and school board members. Unless noted, all data is from the 2004-2005 school year; contact information and narratives reflect the most recent school year's activity. For a more detailed examination of our district, please ask to see our Expanded Report Card, which contains a wealth of data and reports detailing district performance and procedures. Each district and school is required by law to provide this information upon request.

 

 

 

About Our District

 

Southgate Public School is a K-8 independent school system located in Northern Kentucky, ten minutes from downtown Cincinnati.We are a community-based school and pride ourselves by providing a caring, safe environment and individual attention to our students .The mission of the Southgate Independent School District, along with our community and families, is to provide a challenging environment in which all children will become independent learners and successful citizens.Southgate Independent School District is an accredited school district through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

How Our District Ensures Educational Equity

 

Southgate Independent School ensures educational equity by making an annual analysis of the test desegregation data from the KCCT tests and the CTBS tests.All data is reviewed to ensure that all students have equal access to the curriculum.In addition, Extended School Services and Title 1 Reading work to reduce any barriers to learning.Also, our Comprehensive School Improvement Plan ensures educational equity by providing activities for students, parents, and teachers to increase educational equity issues.

 

District Enrollment(end of year membership 2004-2005)151

 

 

How Our Students Perform

 

 

 

Kentucky uses the Commonwealth Accountability Testing System (CATS) to hold schools accountable for student progress. CATS has three parts: the Kentucky Core Content Tests, the national Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS/5), and other measures of the schoolís performance, including attendance, retention and dropout rates. Together these three elements make up our schoolsí CATS Performance Scores for every two-year period.

 

 

 

 

Kentucky Core Content Tests

 

These tests measure the ability of our students to use knowledge in each subject. Kentuckyís tests rate student performance using four categories: Novice, Apprentice, Proficient, and Distinguished. These categories translate into a scale of 0-140, with 100 being considered proficient. The state goal for all schools is 100 by the year 2014. This chart compares our district's performance, including academic indices and the percent of our students scoring novice, apprentice, proficient and distinguished (P/D), with all the other districts in Kentucky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCCT Tests

Novice

Apprentice

Proficient/Distinguished

 

Academic Index

 

District

State

District

State

District

State

District

State

 

Reading (4th)

6%

11%

6%

22%

89%

68%

95.9

87.1

 

Science (4th)

6%

6%

6%

40%

89%

54%

110.3

87.6

 

Writing (4th)

10%

8%

46%

48%

44%

43%

73.1

74.8

 

Mathematics (5th)

35%

25%

29%

31%

35%

45%

60.9

74.4

 

Social Studies (5th)

18%

21%

47%

27%

35%

53%

68.1

79.3

 

Arts & Humanities (5th)

12%

30%

59%

37%

29%

32%

70.9

62.8

 

PL/VS (5th)

12%

14%

29%

23%

59%

63%

82.7

84.9

 

 

The goal is that by 2014 nearly all students will score proficient or distinguished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCCT Tests

Novice

Apprentice

Proficient/Distinguished

 

Academic Index

 

District

State

District

State

District

State

District

State

 

Reading (7th)

0%

8%

33%

30%

67%

62%

90.7

87

 

Science (7th)

13%

24%

47%

36%

40%

41%

75.5

74

 

Writing (7th)

40%

26%

55%

52%

5%

21%

43.3

57.3

 

Mathematics (8th)

45%

23%

45%

41%

9%

36%

42.7

71

 

Social Studies (8th)

27%

19%

55%

43%

18%

39%

56.2

73.5

 

Arts & Humanities (8th)

27%

20%

36%

27%

36%

53%

61.7

76.5

 

PL/VS (8th)

27%

19%

55%

38%

18%

43%

54.5

74.3

 

 

The goal is that by 2014 nearly all students will score proficient or distinguished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCCT Tests

Novice

Apprentice

Proficient/Distinguished

 

Academic Index

 

District

State

District

State

District

State

District

State

 

Reading (10th)

%

11%

%

30%

%

39%

77.5

 

PL/VS (10th)

%

15%

%

31%

%

51%

79.1

 

Mathematics (11th)

%

32%

%

33%

%

34%

66.3

 

Science (11th)

%

22%

%

40%

%

37%

69.4

 

Social Studies (11th)

%

17%

%

42%

%

41%

78.1

 

Arts & Humanities (11th)

%

22%

%

39%

%

39%

70.7

 

Writing (12th)

%

13%

%

54%

%

33%

68.3

 

 

The goal is that by 2014 nearly all students will score proficient or distinguished.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Norm Referenced Test

 

 

The national norm referenced test used in Kentucky, the CTBS/5, measures the basic skills of our students while allowing us to compare their performance with national benchmarks established in 1996. These scores are reported in percentiles. A percentile shows the percentage of students who fell below a particular score on the test. For example, a percentile of 60 would show that the average student in our school scored equal to or better than 60 percent of all students who took the test.

 

National Norm Referenced Test (CTBS/5)

District

State

Nation

 

 

End of Primary (EOP) Reading

60%ile

65%ile

50%ile

 

 

EOP Language Arts

68%ile

62%ile

50%ile

 

 

EOP Mathematics

76%ile

67%ile

50%ile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Norm Referenced

Test (CTBS/5)

District

State

Nation

 

National Norm Referenced Test (CTBS/5)

District

State

Nation

 

6th Grade Reading

71%ile

58%ile

50%ile

 

9th Grade Reading

%ile

56%ile

50%ile

 

6th Grade Language Arts

62%ile

54%ile

50%ile

 

9th Grade Language Arts

%ile

51%ile

50%ile

 

6th Grade Mathematics

58%ile

57%ile

50%ile

 

9th Grade Mathematics

%ile

52%ile

50%ile

 

 

 

 

Other Measures

Other measures of district performance are the degree to which our district succeeds in getting students to come to school, our dropout rate, and the degree to which our graduates successfully move on to higher education or jobs. Another measure is the retention rate, which reflects the percent of students who were not academically ready to go on to the next grade and had to repeat the content of a grade for another year. These data reflect our performance during the 2003-2004 school year.

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Attendance Rate

Retention Rate

Dropout Rate

Graduation Rate

 

College

Military

Work

Voc/Tech Training

Work & Part-

Time School

Not Successful

District

96.2%

1.3%

0%

0%

 

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

State

94.3%

3.3%

2.2%

81.5%

 

54.7%

2.6%

27.5%

4.8%

6.4%

4%

 

State Contest Results: Academic/Speech, Band, Chorus, and Orchestra

 

 

Teacher Qualifications

 

Dist.

State

This chart shows the level of content preparation, continuing education, and classroom experience of our teachers. These numbers do not include our administrators, guidance counselors, or library media specialists. The top row presents information on the certification of our teachers, while the second row presents additional information on the extent of their formal preparation to teach specific content. A teacher may be fully certified and yet not possess a formal major or minor in the subject they are teaching. The third row reflects the continuing efforts of our teachers to increase their mastery of the content areas they teach. The bottom two rows present further information about the extent of preparation and years of teacher experience. Upon request, our district will provide information about the qualifications of your child's teachers and teachers' aides.

% of Classes Taught by Teachers

Certified for Subject and Grade Level

100%

NA

% of Classes Taught by Teachers with a Major,

Minor, or the Equivalent in the Subject Being Taught

100%

NA

% of Classes Taught by Teachers Who Participated in Content-Focused Professional Development

100%

NA

% of Teachers with a Masters Degree

or Greater or the Equivalent

56%

78%

Average Years of

Teaching Experience

9.1

11.8

 

Our Learning Environment

 

School Safety

The information on school safety is intended to illustrate the policies and procedures we have in place to make our schools as safe as possible for our students and staff.

 

Yes

No

Visitors are Required to Sign in

X

All Parents received the District Discipline Code

X

% of Classrooms with Telephone Access to Outside Lines

100%

 

Procedures in Place in Our District for Drug and Weapons Detection

Southgate Independent School District has an active Crisis Plan for any emergency that may arise.Procedures are also in place to contact parents/guardians should there be an emergency situation.Southgate Police Department, headed by Chief Mike Hall, is personally interested in our school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violation

Number of Reported Incidents

Number of Students

Suspended for This

Number of Students

Expelled for This

1st Degree Assault

0

0

0

Drug Abuse Violations

4

4

0

Weapons Violations

0

0

0

 

Student Resources

 

Spending per Student

Student Teacher Ratio

Student/Computer Ratio

% of Classrooms with at Least One KETS Workstation With Internet Access

District

10099

11:1

3.1:1

100

State

8663

16:1

3.7:1

100

How We Use Technology to Teach

Integration of Technology into instruction is a priority at Southgate School.Southgate prides itself on giving students a 45 minute media class weekly.Additionally, every classroom has multiple student workstations and a PC- to-TV converter to allow teachers easy access to integration.

Parental Involvement

 

# of Students Whose Parent/Guardian Had at Least One Teacher Conference

# of Parents/ Guardians Voting in School Council (SBDM) Elections

# of Parents/Guardians Serving on the School Council (SBDM) or Its Committees

# of Volunteer Hours

Our District

130

24

2

1300

 

Extracurricular Activities

Student Council, Cross Country, Basketball, Cheerleading, Citizens Mane Bank, Academic Team, WSPS (Morning News),

Young Authors

Awards and Recognition

Suzanne Wycoff, Teacher of the Year 1998-1999, Newport Rotary.Donna Stinson, Teacher of the Year 1999-2000, Newport Rotary.Kristin Jones, National Board Certification 2003, Kristen Jones Teacher of the Year 2003-2004, Newport Rotary, Kendra Abner Teacher of the Year 2004-2005, Newport Rotary.Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation 2003-2004, (SACS).

What We Are Doing To Improve

The Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, contains four areas designated for improvement: 1.) Student Achievement; 2.)Student Support Services; 3.) Barriers to Learning; and 4.) Parental Involvement.Planning days were built into the schedule to allow committees time to work on school improvement issues.This time offers teachers the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in order to successfully challenge the goals identified in the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, in addition, staff participation in their professional development plans.Through a grant provided by The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati we now house a school based health center on site to reduce barriers to learning.

How to Get More Information

Call, e-mail, fax or write to our superintendent at the number and address on the top of this District Report Card. You may contact your School Board members at the numbers below. Visit our central office and ask for the Expanded District Report Card that contains a variety of information including Kentucky Core Content Test data and CTBS/5 national norm referenced test data disaggregated by gender, ethnicity, disability and other criteria. This disaggregated data is available to you at no cost. The remainder of the Expanded District Report Card may be free or provided at cost of copying.

Memberís Name

Phone

Memberís Name

Phone

Scott Clark

(859) 441-0743

Diane Hatfield

(859) 441-0743

Bill Lanham

(859) 441-0743

Jay Paul

(859) 441-0743

Jim Specht

(859) 441-0743

 

Our district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in employment or provision of services.