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— Oct. 12, 2009

Purpose and Goal of Meeting: In accordance with state law, school districts annually will report to the public.

The annual report is given to improve public school accountability and to provide benchmarks for measuring individual school improvement.

Assessment of the Local Taxpayer Investment

2006-2007: $57,700,080

2007-2008: $69,679,320

2008-2009: $81,568,560 PER PUPIL EXPENDITURE

$6,236.00

$6,519.00

$6,748.00

$6,919.00

Per pupil expenditure determined with Cycle 2 APSCN pull on October 15 AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY

2005-2006: $40,046

2006-2007: $43,153

2007-2008: $43,700

2008-2009: $42,965 SCHOOL BOARD TRAINING REPORT

Beginning in 2006, each school district is required to document school board members’ training and report their training at the annual public report. Effective January 1, 2006, school board members are required to get six hours of training every calendar year.

School Board Training

The current hours of training for each board member is listed below.

Members have until December, 2009 to complete this year’s hours.

2007 2008 2009 Jenny Wood 6 14 Clark Tyndall 8 6 Rick Webb 182 Darin Wright 8 SCHOOL SAFETY

The Pea Ridge School District is continuously looking for methods to improve school safety. A few of these methods include participating in regular drills, maintaining and updating the district crisis plan along with crisis drills and providing safety training for employees. Professional development workshops and conferences also provide the district with new methods and processes to improve school safety.

DISCIPLINE POLICY

The Pea Ridge School District distributed the school’s discipline policy at the beginning of the school year to all parents in each building’s handbook. A confirmation note is returned to ensure the handbook was received at home.

DISCIPLINE TRAINING

The school’s teachers, administrators, classified employees and volunteers have been provided with appropriate training.

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT PLAN

The Pea Ridge School District has adopted a parental involvement plan in compliance with Act 6-15-1702.

Each building has a parental involvement representative and a designated parental involvement center.

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE RATES

District-wide

2007: 95%

2008: 96%

2009: 95% NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS RETAINED

Students retained in grades 1-8:

1st 2 students 1.5%

2nd 1 students 1%

3rd 0 students 0%

4th 1 student 1%

5th 0 students 0%

6th 0 students 0%

7th 0 students 0%

8th 0 students 0% PERCENT OF FREE AND REDUCED LUNCHES

Percent of students eligible to receive free and reduced price meals for Pea Ridge Public Schools.

2006-2007: 53%

2007-2008: 55%

2008-2009: 56% PEA RIDGE ELEMENTARY DISCIPLINE

Discipline referrals for 2008-2009 for Grades K-5:

Number of referrals: 488

Fighting / hands on / threatening: 74

Disrespect / insubordination: 117

Bus referrals: 104 PEA RIDGE PRIMARY: 2009-2010

Certified Staff Information:

Number of Certified Staff 34

Number of Standard Licenses 31

Provisional / Reciprocity 1

Initial 2

Number of NTL 1

Number on ALP 0

100% Highly Qualified Teachers

Reading Deficiency and Parental Notice: Pea Ridge Primary School screens all children in grades K-2 for any reading problems that may exist. Pea Ridge Elementary uses the Developmental Reading Assessment to determine a child’s reading level. Parents are notified if their child has been identified with reading difficulties before placement in our literacy program.

Those children with reading difficulties are served in Literacy Groups until their deficiency is corrected. All students K-2 participate daily in classroom literacyinstruction. In the regular classroom, we have implemented ELLA for Grades K-1 and ELF for grade 2 to address their needs.

PEA RIDGE INTERMEDIATE

Certified Staff Information:

Number of Certified Staff 32

Number of Standard Licenses 31

Number of Provisional / Reciprocity 1

Initial 0

Number of NTL 1

Number on ALP 2

93% Highly Qualified Teachers

Reading Deficiency and Parental Notice: In compliance with Act 6-15-2004, Pea Ridge Intermediate School evaluates children in grade 3 for any substantial deficiency in reading that may exist. Statewide assessments, as well as, the Developmental Reading Assessment is used to determine a child’s reading level. Parents are notified if their child has been identified with reading difficulties before placement in our literacy program. Those children with reading difficulties are served in Literacy Groups and RTI groups until their deficiency is corrected. All students grades 3-5 participate daily in classroom literacy instruction. In the regular classroom, we have implemented ELF in grade 3 and Literacy Lab for grades 4 and 5 to address their needs.

PEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Certified Staff Information:

Number of Certified Staff 30

Number of Standard Licenses 29

Number of Provisional / Reciprocity 0

Initial 1

Number of NTL 0

Number on ALP 1

97% Highly Qualified Teachers PEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

Number of referrals: 176

Fighting / Hands on / threatening: 17

Disrespect / Insubordination: 115

Bus referrals: 44 PEA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Certified Staff Information

Number of Certified Staff 34

Number of Standard Licenses 34

Number of provisional / reciprocity 0

Initial 0

Number of NTL 0

Number of ALP 2

94 % Highly Qualified Teachers GRADUATION RATES

2006: 78%

2007: 83%

2008: 86.8% DROPOUT RATE

2006: 22%

2007: 3.4%

2008 4.7%

College Remediation Rate

2005: 52.2%

2006: 50.0%

2007: 42.9% PEA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL DISCIPLINE

Number of referrals: 18

Fighting / hands on / threatening: 10

Disrespect / insubordination: 6

Bus referrals: 2 TEST RESULTS

Collegiate Admission Test Results

Average Composite Score

2007: 21.3

2008: 21.3

2009: 21.4 ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

Number of students enrolled: 101

Number of exams given: 103

Percent of students scoring a 3, 4, or 5: 29.7% TESTING AND ASSESSMENT UPDATE

Smart Accountability - School Improvement Report

Label Selection Criteria

Achieving Schools Meets Standards for this year

Alert First year not to meet standards

Targeted Improvement Schools that do not meet Adequate Yearly Progress in math and/or literacy and miss the annual measurable goal (AMO) for 25 percent or fewer groups and do not miss the AMO for combined population resulting in school improvement years one through three (1-3) will be labeled as in “Targeted Improvement”

Whole School Improvement Schools that do not meet Adequate Yearly Progress in math and/or literacy and miss the AMO for combined population and/or more than 25 percent of groups resulting in school improvement years one through three (1-3) will be labeled as in “Whole School Improvement”

Targeted Intensive Improvement Schools that do not meet Adequate Yearly Progress in math and/or literacy and miss the AMO for 25 percent or fewer groups and do not miss the AMO for combined population resulting in school improvement for four or more years will be labeled as in “Targeted Intensive Improvement” SMART ACCOUNTABILITY - SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT REPORT

Label Selection Criteria

Targeted Intensive Improvement Schools that do not meet Adequate Yearly Progress in math and/or literacyand miss the AMO for 25 percent or fewer groups and do not miss the AMO for combined population resulting in school improvement for four or more years will be labeled as in “Targeted Intensive Improvement”

Whole School Intensive Improvement Schools that do not meet AdequateYearly Progress in math and /or literacy and miss the AMO for combined population and/or more than 25 percent groups resulting in school improvement years four or more years will be labeled as in “Whole School Intensive Improvement”

State Directed Schools that do not meet AdequateYearly Progress in math and/or literacy after TI-5 or WSII-5 will be labeled as in “State Directed” status

Smart Accountability - School Improvement Report

Pea Ridge Primary: Achieving

Pea Ridge Intermediate: Achieving

Pea Ridge Middle School: Achieving

Pea Ridge High School: Achieving SMART ACCOUNTABILITY - TEST UPDATE

Criterion Referenced Tests

Benchmark Tests: Grades 3-8 in Math and Literacy

Benchmark Tests: Grades 5 and 7 in Science

End of Course (EOC) Tests: Algebra, Geometry, and Biology

Grade 11 Literacy

Smart Accountability - Test Update

Criterion Referenced Tests (CRT)-

Students are assessed using four performance levels. Students are ranked as Advanced, Proficient, Basic, or Below Basic.The CRT is designed to assess whether the student demonstrates attainment of knowledge and skills necessary for mastery of the subject.The goal is for all students to be proficient or advanced by 2012.Test results show the percent of students that are proficient or advanced at each level.

Norm Referenced Tests

MAT 8 - Kindergarten

SAT 10 - Grades 1-2 and Grade 9

NRT compares Arkansas’s student performance with the performance of a sample of students from across the country.The results are reported by percentile ranging from a low of 1 to a high of 99.The 50th percentile represents the national average. NRT are set on the Bell curve.

Pea Ridge Public Schools Benchmark Test Results

Benchmark and EOC: CRT - percent proficient or advanced 07 08 09 Region State 3rd Grade

Math 71 80 85 83 80

Literacy 52 72 76 69 6607 08 09 Region State 4th Grade Math 79 88 87 81 71 Literacy 67 77 87 74 71 5th Grade Math 71 88 94 76 70 Literacy 75 78 80 72 68 Science 68 51 37 6th Grade Math 81 89 97 84 78 Literacy 68 76 88 74 61 7th Grade Math 48 72 92 73 68 Literacy 66 70 82 68 63 8th Grade

Math 49 60 80 68 62

Literacy 67 70 85 77 71 EOC Test Results 07 08 09 Region State Algebra 68 73 77 76 70 Geometry 69 63 81 74 66 Grade 11 Literacy 67 59 77 73 65 Biology 46 53 50 41 Norm Referenced Test Results Percentile Rank MAT 8 - Kindergarten 2009 Math 69 Reading 56 SAT10 1st Grade Math 48 Reading 51 2nd Grade Math 54 Reading 50 3rd Grade Math 58 Reading 48 4th Grade Math 77 Reading 71 5th Grade Math 79 Reading 72 Science 78 6th Grade Math 90 Reading 60 7th Grade Math 82 Reading 70 Science 62 8th Grade Math 81 Reading 65 9th Grade Math 73 Reading 56 Language 56 PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THE FUTURE

Pea Ridge Public Schools are rapidly growing.This is a time of challenges and excitement as we work to meet the changes taking place in education.We look forward to continued support of our schools in our ongoing accomplishments of success and excellence.

SCHOOL NEWS

Arnold in Alpha Chi

JOPLIN, Mo. - Emily Arnold of Pea Ridge was one of over 100 students initiated into the Missouri Iota Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national scholastic honor society, at Missouri Southern State University during ceremonies on Sunday, Sept. 27 on the MSSU campus.

To be eligible for the organization juniors or seniors must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or above.

Arnold is a junir majoring in marketing.

Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greed words Aletheia, meaning truth, and Xarakter, meaning character.

Students joining Alpha Chi can expect several benefits of membership.

Each inductee receives a recognition pin and a membership certificate.

Each member is eligible to participate in the varying activities of the society.

Alpha Chi has existed since 1922 and has beenaffiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies since 1955.

Garfield Elementary School Fall Carnival

Garfield Elementary’s Fall Carnival will be heldfrom 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the school gym.

This is a school fundraiser to raise money to purchase musical instruments.

There will be kids games,face painting, bean bag toss, fish pond and cake walk, plus raffles, bingo and food. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Bingo is $.50 per game.

School, Pages 8 on 10/21/2009

Print Headline: 2009 ANNUAL REPORT PEA RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

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