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Demographics and Parent Education

District
School

Douglas
New Manchester Elementary

Characteristics of the School


NME district border starts at hwy.166 and ends at the County border of
Douglas and Fulton in the South-Eastern Tip of Douglas County. The physical
address of the school is 2242 Old Lower River Road, Douglasville, GA
30135. According to the CCD Public school, data reports the schools location
code is Rural: Fringe (41).
School
Type: Regular school
Characteristics
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Total Teachers (FTE): 54.50
Total Students: 814
Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.94
Retained Students (2011): 11
District
Total Schools: 37
Demographics
Total Students: 24,742
Classroom Teachers (FTE): 1,635.80
Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.13
ELL (formerly LEP) Students: 1,134
Students with IEPs: 2,639
Total Teachers: 1,635.80
Student Census (Census data from 2000)
White alone: 18,202
Black or African American alone: 5,745
American Indian or Alaska Native alone: 88
Asian alone: 288
Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone: 4
Some other race alone: 468
Population of two or more races: 640
Free lunch eligible: 449
Socioeconomic
Reduced-price
lunch eligible: 97
Profile
According to the schools improvement plan for 2011, the percentage of
Economically Disadvantaged students has risen from about 50% in 2006 to
65% in 2011.
NMES is a one story brick school in 2006 the school underwent a renovation
Physical
and added 21 new classrooms and a new wing. In the middle of the school, a
Features of
courtyard houses one of two playgrounds for the students. Aside from the
School
general classrooms there, they have art, gym, music, and computer
classrooms/areas as well. Away from the school, building sits the bigger of
the two playgrounds, which has a track paved around it. Additionally, they
have two trailers on campus however; they do not serve students in the
trailers.
According to the schools 2011, Improvement Plan NMES has many teachers
Classroom
that hold a masters degree and/or have additional endorsements. The
Geographic
Location

Demographics and Parent Education

Media Center

Counseling

School
Procedures

Enrichment

Improvement Plan goes on to say that they have had no teacher turn over in
the last four year. To which they attribute to professional relationships
between teachers and administration, teacher development, and providing
teacher mentors when needed. However, class sizes have increased since
2011 currently they are between 22-24 students per class.
NMEs Media Center houses over 12,000 items including fiction and nonfiction books, reference materials, videos, and audiovisual equipment. The
Media Center also has several programs for the students to benefit from. They
offer S.O.A.R. Program, Reading Bowl, Six Hours of Reading, Book Fairs,
Writers Caf, Accelerated Reading, and the 25 Book Campaign. In addition,
NME Media Center uses Reading Incentive Programs to encourage children
to participate in the Accelerated Reading and the 25 Book Campaign.
NMES has two full time counselors. Students are able to request a meeting
with the counselor by filling out a form and placing it in a black mailbox. The
counselors teach the students in first thru third a body safety program.
Additionally, the counselors lead small group session for students that have
been referred as well as whole classroom lessons on study and life skills. All
students in Douglas County Board of Education have the opportunity for
counseling services.
NMES issues the students an agenda at no cost for parent communication in
grades 2-5. The students are required to have their agenda signed every day.
Moreover, in the handbook it explicitly states that the use of the agenda is not
optional.
NMES offers a variety of clubs and organizations that they students can take
part in, the following are the ones listed in the 2014-2015 Parent/Student
Handbook followed by a brief description.
AV/MEDIA
This club will instruct students in preparing, set-up, and operation of
equipment and tools used for live and recorded performances. Digital
presentations will also be a part of the activities of this club.
CHAPTER BOOK
The chapter book club focuses on a love for reading.
DRUM
DRUM is offered by audition to fourth and fifth grade students who are
interested in belonging to a percussion group.
DRAMA CLUB
The Drama Club is offered by audition to third, fourth and fifth grade
students.
EAGLE CHORUS
The Eagle Chorus is open for fourth and fifth grade students by audition.
INCREDIABLE GIRLS

Demographics and Parent Education


This is a fifth grade girls club that focuses on leadership.
MATHLETES
This club is an academic club working on math skills and problem solving.
They will meet every other week.
NATIONAL JUNIOR BETA CLUB
To qualify for the Junior Beta Club, students must be in the fifth grade, be
recommended by a teacher, have a 2.5 out of 3.0 GPA, attend meetings after
school, display exemplary behavior with no office discipline referrals for the
current year.
ROAD RUNNERS
All grade levels are welcome. Road Runners must run in four races per year,
two each season. They must maintain their daily classroom responsibilities as
well as outstanding school behavior.
STEM/SCIENCE
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math club with the major focus on
science.
WRITING
The writing club will focus on writing skills and creativity.
YEARBOOK
This club will create the yearbook. They will work on page design and take
pictures of various clubs, classes, and events throughout the year.
*Information taken from Student/Parent Handbook

Before/After
School
Program

Parent
Involvement

NMES offers parents the opportunity to have affordable before and after
school care for their children. The cost is $5/day per child for before care and
8$/day per child for after school care the registration cost is $10 per family.
The before care allows the parents to drop the students off at 6am and the
aftercare allows the parents to pick the students up as late as 6pm. During the
aftercare program, the students are given snacks.
PTA- Assembled four committees dedicated to improving the quality of the
school. The four committees are Dad's Initiative, Environmental Education,
Family Involvement, and Reflections. According to the PTAs website the
mission of the committees are as follows:
The goal of the Dad's Initiative Committee is to encourage,
strengthen and support the efforts of father's involvement in the
education of their children.
As a partner of the NMES Go Green Club, the Environmental
Education Committee seeks to help students and families at New
Manchester learn how they can positively impact the environment.
The Family Involvement Committee addresses the very foundation of
PTA by promoting the education, health and safety for all children.

Demographics and Parent Education

Age
Gender

The goal of the committee is to help strengthen, support and sustain


the involvement of parents in the lives of their children.
Reflections is a cultural arts program of the National PTA. Each year,
students are encouraged to submit entries in six Arts areas for the
Reflections Program (literature, musical composition, photography,
visual arts, dance, and film).
Characteristics of the Students
KG
1
2
3
4
5
Students 148 138 115 151 131 131
Male: 434
Female: 380
*2011-2012 school year

Race/Ethnicity

American Indian/Alaska Native: 0


Asian/Pacific Islander*: 9
Hispanic:63
Black, non-Hispanic: 611
White, non-Hispanic: 98
Two or More Races:33
* combined Asian and Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander categories

Exceptionalities

Gifted Students: 64
Early Intervention Program (EIP): 86
Special Education: 71
*in 2011
MNES services their EIP and IEP students with a combination of
pull out remediation, in class remediation and co-taught interrelated
classroom models. The gifted students are pulled out for enrichment
to a resource room per Douglas County School System policy.

Developmental Levels
Students in
AYP Grade
Levels
FAY Students
with Test
Scores
Group >=
Minimum Size?
Basic / Does
Not Meet
Proficient /
Meets
Advanced /
Exceeds
Meets +
Exceeds

Language

All
Students

Black

Hispanic

White

Multiracial

SWD

ELL
(LEP)

Econ.
Disadv.

480

366

37

49

20

66

18

324

391

301

28

37

17

52

16

265

Y
21.7%
(85)
53.5%
(209)
24.8%
(97)
78.3%
(306)

Y
22.9%
(69)
53.5%
(161)
23.6%
(71)
77.1%
(232)

N
21.4%
(6)
57.1%
(16)
21.4%
(6)
78.6%
(22)

N
18.9%
(7)
45.9%
(17)
35.1%
(13)
81.1%
(30)

N
5.9%
(1)
70.6%
(12)
23.5%
(4)
94.1%
(16)

Y
57.7%
(30)
34.6%
(18)
7.7%
(4)
42.3%
(22)

N
37.5%
(6)
50.0%
(8)
12.5%
(2)
62.5%
(10)

Y
26.4%
(70)
55.8%
(148)
17.7%
(47)
73.6%
(195)

78.3% of the students that took the CRCT in 2011 meet the standard
for passing.
English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 33
At NMES the ESOL students are pulled out daily for enrichment. The goal for
Douglas County is to have the students to succeed in speaking, listening, reading
and writing English.

Demographic Factors That Are Most Influential in Providing The Best Possible Learning
Environment For Students
Providing a multitude of opportunities for students to express themselves through
clubs and school sponsored organizations.

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Providing and promoting reading programs in school.


Ensuring every family has the opportunity of apply free or reduced lunch.
Having teachers implement school procedures that promote parent and teacher
communication to insure parental involvement.
Demographic Factors That Are May Provide Negative Influences
Being a student that comes from economically disadvantaged home.
Lowering the amount of teachers and increasing the amount of more students in a
class.
Having a low amount of parents involved in the school may provide a negative
impact on their children.
The lack of cultural diversity can have a negative impact on students for example, it
can affect students ability to work with and accept others.
Parent Education Opportunities That Could Be Provided By The District/School
Family Nights--NMES can host parent education on Common Core Standards to
familiarize parents with the newly adopted standards.
Family Nights-- NMES can host parent education on the new grading procedures
adopted this year.
Parent workshops that focus on tutoring students parents that need to obtain their
GED in order to find adequate work opportunities.
Parent workshops that help parents understand the best way to help their children
with their homework.
Family counseling could be provided to promote both parents involvement, and the
health of the family unit.
Douglas County could offer The Parent Education Program (PEP), this would help
to evolve the parents more in the school as well as provide family resources that may
be needed.