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UNDERSTANDING THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

Student: Michelle Vittori

School: Naperville Central High School

Term: 1st

Your site visit experience offers you the opportunity to learn how schools operate as a large community promoting the growth of a
learner. School environment is determined by the schools culture, its history, its belief in how to do things and what is worth doing.
Become familiar with the school environment by completing the table below. Accomplish this by using the host schools website, the
Illinois Public K-12 School Rankings based on the Report Card and school personnel interviews.
Demographics
The following elements look at the demographic information of a school.
The demographic information of a school can provide an excellent look at the diversity of the school environment.
What is/are
Answer
Resource for the Answer: Persons name and title, document or website.
the
Current school
2,908
IIRC
enrollment
Percentage of
various races
and ethnicities
Number of
males and
females as per
school report
card
Percent of low
income students

14.3%

11%

IIRC

Percent of
students with
IEPs

10.5%

IIRC

Percentage of
English
Language
Learners
Composite
percent of
students who
meet and exceed
state standards
# of FTE (full
time
equivalency)
teachers

0%

IIRC

29%

IIRC

1,109

IIRC

School
Mission
Statement

IIRC

Not given

School Organization
The following elements identify various aspects of the organization of the school.
By understanding the school organization, teachers can better plan their lessons and their day.
Our Mission
http://www.naperville203.org/Page/47
is to educate
students to be
self-directed
learners,
collaborative
workers,
complex
thinkers,
quality
producers and
community

Length of
school day for
students

contributors.
7 hours and
25 minutes

Length of
school day for
contracted
staff
Number of
minutes per
class or time
allotted for
each subject
Number of
minutes for
specials
Art, P.E.,
Music, etc.
Elective
classes
offered

Not given

http://www.naperville203.org/Page/1433

50 minutes

http://www.naperville203.org/Page/1433

50 minutes

http://www.naperville203.org/Page/1433

9 subjects

IIRC

Extracurricula
r activities
offered

http://www.naperville203.org/domain/585

Types of
duties which
teachers are
assigned

Collaborative
workers,
complex
thinkers,
quality
producers,
community
contributors
Instructive,
individual,
conferences,
open house,
booster clubs,
etc.

http://www.naperville203.org/cms/lib07/IL01904881/Centricity/Domain/668/mission-chart.pdf

Red and
white,
redhawks
No hats, no
inappropriat
e language on
clothing,
nothing
revealing, no
coats or
jackets
during school
day

http://www.naperville203.org/Page/47

Types of
communicatio
n between the
school, home,
and
community
Types of allschool or
grade level
assemblies
School colors
and mascot
Student and
faculty dress
code

http://www.naperville203.org/domain/1289

http://www.naperville203.org/Page/1432

Assistance
The following elements identify various types of assistance available to students and faculty.
Identifying and understanding the various types of assistance available to students and teachers provides a teacher with a greater

Student
intervention
plans such as
Response to
Intervention
(RTI)

Provisions for
students so
that they can
participate in
extracurricula
r activities
(e.g.
transportation
)
Types of
technology
available for
teachers

Types of
technology
available for
students

Types of
professional
development
available to
staff

The
environment
of the school
(physical,
social,
emotional,
and
behavioral)
will be safe,
welcoming,
and conducive
to learning
Not given

Database
research,
ebooks,
wevideo,
image
editing,
presentation
editing, word
cloud tools
Database
research,
ebooks,
wevideo,
image
editing,
presentation
editing, word
cloud tools
Assessments,
postobservation
meetings,

sense of community.
http://www.naperville203.org/domain/1289

http://www.naperville203.org/Page/4751

http://www.naperville203.org/Page/4751

http://www.naperville203.org/domain/1289

Policies
The following elements provide a greater understanding of the policies that exist in a school environment.
http://www.naperville203.org/cms/lib07/IL01904881/Centricity/Domain/370/Parent%20Survival%20Guide%202014-15.pdf
Read and
No
summarize
discriminatio
the Schools
n
digital
etiquette
policy for
students.
Staff
Not given
credentials to
sponsor
extracurricular
activities

Philosophy of
the school

Resources
always

http://www.naperville203.org/cms/lib07/IL01904881/Centricity/Domain/370/Parent%20Survival%20Guide%202014-15.pdf

library or
learning
center
Study hall
policies for
students and
teachers
Lunchroom
policies for
students and
teachers
Hallway
policies:
during class
time and
between
classes
School
discipline
policy

Emergency
procedure
plans (fire,
tornado,
evacuation,
and
lockdown)

available
Not given

Throw away
all garbage,
not stealing,
no throwing
food, tables
cleaned,
Not given

http://www.naperville203.org/cms/lib07/IL01904881/Centricity/Domain/370/Parent%20Survival%20Guide%202014-15.pdf

Good
citizenship,
consideration
for all rights
and beliefs,
respect
Crisis team
of NCHS
volunteers
for student
and faculty
safety

http://www.naperville203.org/cms/lib07/IL01904881/Centricity/Domain/370/Parent%20Survival%20Guide%202014-15.pdf

http://www.naperville203.org/cms/lib07/IL01904881/Centricity/Domain/370/Parent%20Survival%20Guide
%202014-15.pdf