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Specialized Schools in the

Sioux Falls School District


Sept. 5, 2018
Ann Smith
Director of Federal Programs, Curriculum & Libraries
Quick Overview
• Combined enrollment – 3,895 (2,230)
• 8 Elementary Schools
– 3 with no geographic boundary
• All City Elementary - first come, first served
• Challenge Center - criteria-based admission
• Sonia Sotomayor - admission by lottery
• 1 High School
– No geographic boundary
– Admission by lottery
District Demographics
(2017-18)
Ethnicity
6%
4%
4%
White

Black
11%
Hispanic

Native American

Asian
13% 62%
Multiracial
District Demographics
(2017-18)
All City Elementary (ACE)
established in 1974
2018 enrollment - 148
Jane Hannemann
Principal

All City Elementary is dedicated to creating a


community of learners: children, teachers,
parents, and other adults working together to
maximize individual success in a changing world.
Unique focus:
The classroom is seen as an extension of the
community and the world at large and parents
are deliberately and purposefully involved in
classroom instruction.

Parents commit to working one half-day in their


child’s classroom each week.

In addition to grade level groups, students form


“family” groups that consist of students from
every grade level.

ACE – slide 2
All City Enrollment
148 students

26 26

25 25

24

22

Grade
Kindergarten 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

ACE – slide 3
All City Demographics
Ethnicity Ethnicity
2017 2018
White
Black
3%
2% 2%
2% Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial
White
Black
Hispanic
95% Multiracial
94%

ACE – slide 4
All City Demographics

ACE – Slide 5
Smarter Balance Results
Exemplary High Performance (top 5% in state)

ELA Math
100 100
84 81
77 77 79 80
80 80
65 67 68
62 62
60 60 57
48 48 48 49 48 50 48
47
49
4545 45
40 40

20 20

0 0
2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
ACE CD Elem District State ACE CD Elem District State

ACE – Slide 7
All City Program Strengths
• Diversity of parent experience and knowledge
• Monthly community service opportunities
• Monthly Choice activities led by parents
• Leadership opportunities for students
• Minimal student turnover during the year
• Annual musical
• Multi-age “family groups”
• Parents directly involved in daily instruction

ACE – Slide 8
All City Challenges
• Parent orientation and training
• Working cooperatively with parents
• Teacher collaboration
• Equity and access
• Promoting program

ACE – Slide 9
All City Goals
• Vertical goals
• Integrate coding
• Develop Leadership skills in grades K-5
• 100% of students maintain or improve MAP
RIT
• Jane Addams All School parent night
• Equity and access
ACE – Slide 10
Challenge Center
established in 1996
2018 enrollment - 171

Mission: Our mission is to challenge the high


ability students we serve to become well-rounded
independent learners.
Unique focus:
A learning environment targeting gifted students
in grades 2-5 whose scores on ability and
achievement tests demonstrate a need for a
faster pace and deeper understanding.

Students are selected based on the CoGAT


ability test and NWEA MAP scores.

Supplemental programs such as Junior Great


Books, Foss Hands-On Science, and enrichment
activities such as Math Masters and Geography
Bee.
Challenge Center – Slide 2
Challenge Center Enrollment
171 students

54
48

34

20

Grade
2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Challenge Center – Slide 3


Challenge Center Demographics
Ethnicity Ethnicity
2017 2018

1% 6% 1% 5%
2% White 2% White
8% 3% 8%
2% Black Black
Hispanic Hispanic
Native Native
81% Asian 81% Asian
Multiracial Multiracial

Challenge Center – Slide 4


Challenge Center Demographics

Challenge Center – Slide 5


Smarter Balance Results
Exemplary High Performance (top 5% in state)

ELA Math
100 99 97 98 100 99 96 100

80 80
65 67 68
62 62
60 60 57
48 48 48 49 48 50 4545 45 48 47 49
40 40

20 20

0 0
2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
Challenge Center CD Elem District State Challenge Center CD Elem District State

Challenge Center – Slide 7


Challenge Center Program Strengths
• Compacted and Accelerated curriculum
• Working with like-minded peers
• Parent organized, high interest interims
• Extension to Honors Program at Edison Middle School

Challenge Center – Slide 8


Challenge Center Challenges
• Needs of the asynchronous child
• Understanding giftedness
• Improving the identification process
• Equity and access

Challenge Center – Slide 9


Challenge Center Goals
• Support for social and emotional needs
• Professional development
• Pathway for double-accelerated math
• Review instructional delivery

Challenge Center – Slide 10


Eugene Field A+ Elementary
established in 2001
2018 enrollment - 448
Linda McDaniel
Principal

Eugene Field A+ Elementary recognizes that


people are smart in many ways and allowed to
learn creatively. Our mission is to provide a strong
academic program by using drama, visual art,
music, and dance to meet the needs of each and
every student.
Unique focus:
Classroom teachers and fine arts teachers work together
to ensure that curriculum is taught through the arts and
that arts are taught through the curriculum. Eugene
Field is the only A+ school in South Dakota.

In addition to art, music, PE, and library students have


dance, drama and art integration. Specials are 42
minutes compared to 35 minutes in a traditional school.

Neighborhood students are automatically assigned to


Eugene Field. 20% of students are neighborhood
students and 80% are open enrolled from across the
District.

Eugene Field A+ – slide 2


Eugene Field Enrollment
448 students

86
79
69 71 71
67

Grade
Kindergarten 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Eugene Field A+ – slide 3


Eugene Field Demographics
Ethnicity Ethnicity
2018
2017

0% 0%
2%
3% White
White 8% 9%
7% 8% Black
Black 6%
6% Hispanic
Hispanic
Native
Native
75% Asian
76% Asian
Multiracial
Multiracial

Eugene Field A+ – slide 4


Eugene Field Demographics

Eugene Field A+ – Slide 5


Smarter Balance Results
ELA Math
100 100

80 80
58
60 51 48 48 60 52
48 49 48 48 50 45 45
50
45 48 47 47 49
40 40

20 20

0 0
2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
Eugene Field District State Eugene Field District State

Eugene Field – Slide 8


Eugene Field Program Strengths
• Monthly MI Exchange (Multiple Intelligences)
• Culture embracing creativity
• Supportive parents and PTA
• Spring musical
• Diverse population with open enrollment/neighborhood

Eugene Field A+ – Slide 8


Eugene Field Challenges
• Only A+ school in the area
• Funding for professional development
• Support for social and emotional needs
• Access

Eugene Field A+ – Slide 9


Eugene Field Goals
• Collaboration model design
• Deepen understanding of the A+ model
• Boys Town emphasis

Eugene Field A+ – Slide 10


Rosa Parks Global Studies Elementary
established in 2007
2018 enrollment - 577

Kiersta Machacek
Principal

Mission: To help students develop a greater


knowledge of other countries and continents
through classroom lessons and service learning
projects that increase their sense of responsibility
and care for others both here and around the world.
Unique focus:
Each grade studies a specific continent/country
throughout the year during global studies time:
Kindergarten: North America
1st Grade: Africa
2nd Grade: Asia
3rd Grade: South America
4th Grade: Australia
5th Grade: Europe

Rosa Parks – Slide 2


Rosa Parks Enrollment
577 students
114 111

91
83 84 86

Grade
Kindergarten 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Rosa Parks – Slide 3


Rosa Parks Demographics
Ethnicity Ethnicity
2017 2018

6% 8%
7% White 5% White
3% 4%
Black Black
Hispanic 49% Hispanic
14% 16%
53% Native Native
17% Asian Asian
18%
Multiracial Multiracial

Rosa Parks – Slide 4


Rosa Parks Demographics

Rosa Parks – Slide 5


Smarter Balance Results
ELA Math
100 100

80 80

60 60
46 48 48 46 48 49 48 50 45 45 45 49 45 48 47 49
39 37
40 40

20 20

0 0
2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
Rosa Parks District State Rosa Parks District State

Rosa Parks – Slide 7


Rosa Parks Program Strengths
• A strong global studies curriculum
• Value of all cultures
• Student excitement

Rosa Parks – Slide 8


Rosa Parks Challenges
• Continued refinement of purpose and vision
• Professional development
• Access

Rosa Parks – Slide 9


Rosa Parks Goals
• Update curriculum
• Festival of the Nations celebration.
• Community involvement

Rosa Parks – Slide 10


Sonia Sotomayor Spanish Immersion Elementary
established in 2009
2018 enrollment – 604

Tracy Vik
Principal

Mission: To develop life-long, multilingual learners


with the cultural background and problem-solving
skills to succeed in an ever-changing world.
Unique focus:
All instruction, beginning in Kindergarten, is
delivered in Spanish. Students read, write, and
speak in Spanish as they study the same
curriculum as all other students are studying in
the Sioux Falls School District. Beginning in 3rd
grade, students have 45 minutes each day of
English Language Arts.

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 2


Sonia Sotomayor Enrollment
604 students

127 131

108
94
81
73

Grade
Kindergarten 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 3


Sonia Sotomayor Demographics
Ethnicity Ethnicity
2017 2018
White
4% 5% White
1% 1%
Black
12% 10%
2% Black
2%
Hispanic
Hispanic
Native
81% 82%
Native
Multiracial
Multiracial

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 4


Sonia Sotomayor Demographics

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 5


Smarter Balance Results
Exemplary High Performance (top 5% in state)

ELA Math
100 100

80 74 73 80 71
65 67 64 62 67 6868
62
60 60 57
4848 4849 4850 4545 4548 4749
40 40

20 20

0 0
2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
Sonia CD Elem District State Sonia CD Elem District State

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 7


Sonia Sotomayor Program Strengths
• Cohesive, yet diverse, staff
• Supportive parents
• District support
• Instructional Coach
• Access to CARLA and ACTFL staff and resources
• Strong performance on SBAC and STAMPse
• Extension to middle and high school

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 10


Sonia Sotomayor Challenges
• Coherent, sequenced integration of culture and
customs
• Appropriate interventions that maintain the integrity
of language immersion
• Equity and access

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 11


Sonia Sotomayor Goals
• Continued implementation of trans-adapted ELA
curriculum with support from Collaborative
Classroom
• Interpersonal Performance Assessments (IPAs)
– Predictive of STAMPse results
• Continued refinement of K-12 alignment

Sonia Sotomayor – Slide 12


New Technology High School
established in 2010
2018 enrollment - 307

Dolly Ellwein
Principal

Mission: Empower students for success in a global


society by cultivating leaders who exemplify 21st
century skills and Trust, Respect, Responsibility, and
Excellence.
Unique focus:
New Tech is a project based learning school that is
part of the New Tech Network. Students are graded
not only on content knowledge but also on
collaboration, agency (grit, perseverance, and
growth mindset), written communication and oral
communication.

Students connect with community experts during


each project. New Tech hosts an average of 300
community partners each year.

New Tech students may take dual enrollment college


classes at Southeast Tech tuition free.
New Tech – Slide 2
New Tech Enrollment
307 students
100
90 88
90
80
80
70
58
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
Grade
9th 10th 11th 12th
New Tech Demographics
Ethnicity Ethnicity
2017 2018

6% 2%
5% White
White 4% 1%
5% 9% 9% Black
Black
Hispanic
Hispanic
7% Native
Native
78% Asian
Multiracial 74% Multiracial

New Tech – Slide 4


New Tech Demographics

New Tech – Slide 5


Smarter Balance Results
ELA Math
100 90 100
81
80 80
60 62 61 61 61 63 67
60 60
44 43 43 42
39 37 39
40 40 34
19
20 20

0 0
2015 2016 2017 2015 2016 2017
New Tech District State New Tech District State

New Tech – Slide 7


ACT Composite Scores
36

30

24 22.5 21.8
20.7 21.9 21 20.3
21.9 21 20.9 21.9 20.8 21

18

12

0
2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
New Tech State National

New Tech – Slide 8


Graduation Rate 95.08Completion Rate
98.55 98.55 90.23
100 93.44 100 93.44
92.21 83.74 86.75 91.31
83.86 83.88 88.96 87.49 90.05
90 83.79 90
81.35 80.55
80 80

70 70

60 60

50 50

40 40

30 30

20 20

10 10

0 0
2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
New Tech District State New Tech District State
New Tech Program Strengths
• Demonstration site for the New Tech Network

• Community partners

• Application to real world

New Tech – Slide 10


New Tech Challenges
• Student recruitment and retention:
– The primary reasons students give for not
choosing New Tech—or for leaving New Tech—are
the lack of sports facilities and instrumental music
on campus
– As a small school, New Tech cannot offer the
number and variety of electives that the larger
traditional schools can offer

New Tech – Slide 11


New Tech Goals
• Senior Capstone course in 2020-21
• Numeracy tasks in projects
• Student outcomes:
– Demonstrate college and career awareness, eligibility and
preparedness thru self-tracking and staff support
– 100% of students select and successfully complete a high school
completion pathway
– 80% of students are SD Opportunity Scholarship Eligible
– 50% of students apply for and successfully complete a minimum of
two college courses
– 100% of students register for and successfully complete a
college/career readiness assessment (ACT, Accuplacer, ASVAB)
– 100% of students complete at least one job shadow and/or internship
– 100% of students successfully create a post-secondary plan
New Tech – Slide 12
Computer Science Immersion
(Anne Sullivan, Hayward, Lowell)

Unique Focus – Coding for all grades is


embedded throughout the curriculum. By grade
4, students are coding using the Java program
language. Equally important, through the focus
on embedded coding projects students are
building creativity, critical thinking,
communication, collaboration, and confidence.
Program began in the 2017-18 school year.
Computer Science Immersion
(Anne Sullivan, Hayward, Lowell)

Ethnicity
2018

9%

7%

35%
White
9%
Black
Hispanic
Native
Asian
Multiracial
21%

19%
Overall Demographics
2017 – Without CSI 2018 – Without CSI
Ethnicity Ethnicity

6% 2%
3% 6%
2% 73% 2% 72%
White
10% White
10% Black
Black
Hispanis
6% Hispanic
Native 8%
Native American
Asian
Asian
Pacific Islander
Multiracial
Multiracial
Overall Demographics
Ethnicity with CSI - 2018 District Ethnicity - 2018

White
6%
7% 4%
4% 4% 62%
56%
5%
Black
White
Black 11%
Hispanic
15% Hispanic
Native American Native
Asian American
13%
Multiracial Asian
13%
Multiracial