Commonwealth Accountability Testing System

 

District Report Card

 

 

 

2000-2001

 

 

 

Southgate Independent

 

 

 

Mr Curtis 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 2000-2001 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 comminity and families, is to provide a challenging environment in which all children will become independent learners and successful citizens.

 

How Our District Ensures Educational Equity

 

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

 

District Enrollment(end of year membership 2000-2001)189

 

 

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)

16%

16%

21%

26%

63%

58%

79.9

80.7

 

Science (4th)

0%

12%

42%

47%

58%

41%

90.5

77

 

Writing (4th)

38%

24%

49%

52%

13%

24%

47.2

58.7

 

Mathematics (5th)

37%

35%

26%

31%

37%

34%

63.3

64

 

Social studies (5th)

42%

32%

32%

27%

26%

41%

58.3

68.5

 

Arts & Humanities (5th)

58%

45%

42%

44%

0%

12%

32.8

44.6

 

PL/VS (5th)

21%

22%

37%

32%

42%

46%

67

72.1

 

 

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)

6%

13%

35%

33%

59%

54%

85.1

80.5

 

Science (7th)

12%

31%

59%

39%

29%

30%

66.6

64.5

 

Writing (7th)

58%

46%

36%

42%

6%

12%

35.3

43.5

 

Mathematics (8th)

15%

32%

41%

40%

44%

28%

77.2

62.4

 

Social Studies (8th)

15%

24%

41%

43%

44%

33%

76.2

67.3

 

Arts & Humanities (8th)

15%

27%

37%

35%

48%

38%

73.8

64.2

 

PL/VS (8th)

15%

23%

44%

40%

41%

37%

72.3

67.8

 

 

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)

%

18%

%

53%

%

29%

68.9

 

PL/VS (10th)

%

20%

%

31%

%

49%

73.6

 

Mathematics (11th)

%

38%

%

33%

%

29%

60.7

 

Science (11th)

%

29%

%

43%

%

29%

62.1

 

Social Studies (11th)

%

23%

%

51%

%

27%

64.8

 

Arts & Humanities (11th)

%

35%

%

39%

%

26%

56.8

 

Writing (12th)

%

23%

%

53%

%

23%

59

 

 

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. Data in this table is consistent with the accountability data publicly released on October 2, 2001.

 

National Norm Referenced Test (CTBS/5)

District

State

Nation

 

 

End of Primary (EOP) Reading

60%ile

58%ile

50%ile

 

 

EOP Language Arts

67%ile

55%ile

50%ile

 

 

EOP Mathematics

63%ile

58%ile

50%ile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Norm Referenced

Test (CTBS/5)

District

State

Nation

 

National Norm Referenced Test (CTBS/5)

District

State

Nation

 

6th Grade Reading

59%ile

54%ile

50%ile

 

9th Grade Reading

%ile

53%ile

50%ile

 

6th Grade Language Arts

50%ile

51%ile

50%ile

 

9th Grade Language Arts

%ile

49%ile

50%ile

 

6th Grade Mathematics

51%ile

51%ile

50%ile

 

9th Grade Mathematics

%ile

49%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 1999-2000 school year.

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Attendance Rate

Retention Rate

Dropout Rate

 

College

Military

Work

Voc/Tech Training

Work & Part-

Time School

Not Successful

District

96.2%

1.9%

0%

 

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

0%

State

94.2%

4%

3.4%

 

53.2%

2.7%

28.7%

4.6%

6.2%

4.7%

 

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.

% 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

60%

77%

Average Years of

Teaching Experience

8

12

 

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 Chuck Hazel, are personally interested in our school.The DARE Progams is also offered as instruction in Drug and Alcohol prevention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Violation

Number of Reported Incidents

Number of Students Suspended or Expelled for This

Number of Students Transferred to Alternative Placement for This

Aggravated Assault (with intent to cause injury)

0

0

0

Drug Abuse Violations

0

0

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

6199

14:1

6.1:1

100

State

6601

18:1

5:1

99

How We Use Technology to Teach

Every teacher is encouraged to make use of the internet for information on the latest educational research and ideas for mapping, lesson plans, thematic units and student activities.Teachers also use computers, laser discs and educational videos for real world connections across the discipines.Teachers and students present their work in various forms, whether it be tables, charts or graphs to spreadsheets, data base programs or powerpoint presentations.Our media center provides continued access and instruction for students.It also provides the community the opportunity to pursue educational advancement.

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

165

0

0

1500

 

Extracurricular Activities

Student Council, Academic Team, Cross Country, Basketball, Cheerleading, Citizen Mane Bank, STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program), WSPS (Morning News), SEEK (Student Enrichment), Young Authors, Chess Club

Awards and Recognition

Suzanne Wycoff, Teacher of the Year, 1998-1999, Newport Rotary Club

Donna Stinson, Teacher of the Year, 1999-2000, Newport Rotary Club

Beth Stephens, nominated for Golden Apple Award, 1999-2000, Rank I Counseling

Kristy Jones, MA in Education

Exceeded Projected Goal for CATS for Current Bienium

What We Are Doing To Improve

The Consolidated Plan, contains four areas designated for improvement: 1.) Student Achievement 2.) Student Support Services 3.) Barriers to Learning: and 4.) Parental Involvement.The first Wednesday of every month our student body is dismissed at 1:00PM.This release time offers teachers the opportunity to collaborate with collegues in order to successfully challenge the goals indentified in the Consolidated Plan.In addition, staff members participate in their professional development plans.Title I funds have afforded Southgate Independent School the opportunity to employ additional staff in aiding primary students in reading proficiency

 

 

 

 

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

William Lanham

(859) 441-0743

Robert Lape

(859) 441-0743

Judy Schwegman

(859) 441-0743

Vacant Vacant

(859) 441-0743

Pauline Venneman

(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.