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Richmond County School System Mission/Vision

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Blue represents both the sky and the sea, and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, inspiration, and sensitivity. Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence. White, an inherently positive color, is associated with purity, virginity, innocence, light, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance, illumination, understanding, cleanliness, faith, beginnings, sterility, spirituality, possibility, humility, sincerity, protection, softness, and perfection.
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The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in will never find it. Welcome to the best kept secret in the Richmond County School System, Collins K-8 School. This is where the true of education takes place every day.

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Mission Statement
The mission of Ursula E. Collins Elementary School is to work collaboratively and commit ourselves to challenging students to meet or exceed standards in order to be successful learners and productive citizens

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VISION STATEMENT
We envision a safe, healthy, and orderly environment in each classroom where every student comes to school willingly, and excels to his or her maximum potential through effective teaching practices and technological advances.

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Our Core Values


Fairness Play by the rules Take turns and share Be open-minded; listen to others Dont take advantage of others Dont blame others carelessly Treat all people fairly Responsibility Do what you are supposed to do Plan ahead Persevere: keep on trying! Always do your best Use self-control Be self-disciplined Think before you act consider the consequences Be accountable for your words, actions, and attitudes Set a good example for others Trustworthiness Be honest Do not deceive, cheat, or steal Be reliable do what you say you will do Have the courage to do the right thing Build a good reputation Be loyal stand by your family, friends, school, and your dreams
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Strength It takes strength to shed old beliefs, habits, and perhaps even friendships, while making new acquisitions in each area of growth and development, as an individual to evolve into a member of the human community. It takes strength to be clear on one's identity and being true to that personality. Leadership
Setting clear expectations and providing regular feedback Taking care to maintain the highest possible levels of knowledge to offer to our clients Giving our clients the confidence of a team that has successfully delivered many times Taking our own advice, taking responsibility for our actions and giving others an example to follow

Respect Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule Be tolerant and accepting of differences Use good manners, not bad language Be considerate of the feelings of others Dont threaten, hit or hurt anyone Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements Nothing is impossible, the word itself says
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Collins Motto

Nothing is too difficult. Everything is a challenge.

The Pride
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The Collins Cougar Pledge

I am a Collins Cougar hear me roar. I am magnificent. I am an active learner. I am a cooperative learner. I respect others and myself. I am responsible for my own behavior. I will exceed all expectations. Today I will learn. Tomorrow I will lead.
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Collins K-8 School

Our Theme for 2013 2014 Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.


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Student Ethnicity

Ethnicity

This school

State average

Black Hispanic

98% 1%

37% 12%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

0%

Asian
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander

0%
0%

3%
0%

Two or more races White


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0% 0%

3% 44%

Ursula E. Collins was born out of the old Steed Street School that was founded in the late forties to provide a quality education for children of color. The school was assisted by local houses of worship in the area to all religious affiliations. In 1950, it was renamed Ursula E. Collins when the Richmond County Board of Education took control of the school.

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Alas! for the Oak of our Fathers, that stood In its beauty, the glory and pride of the wood! The Oak of our Fathers by Robert Southey

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Its beautiful to be black. It is the color of strength and pride. I will say it out loud. I dont have to hide.

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The representation of history Everywhere my feet walks toward success I will follow I will move to its beat I will dance to its music I will soar like an eagle flying in the sky !

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Ursula E. Collins K 8 School is a concentrated and condensed community school that is the focal point and pride of the people who comprise the historic 15th Street corridor in urban Augusta. It is one of the many urban schools named for an outstanding African American educator, who helped change the paradigm of education in Richmond County to ensure equity and equality for all children in the Richmond County School System. Approximately fifty percent of our students presently reside in the Cherry Tree Crossing housing community that has been slated for demolition in the coming school year; however, these residents are seeking housing within the Collins K-8 school zone because of the historical connection they have with the school. The parents of Cherry Tree Crossing realize that their children receive a rich and quality education at Collins K 8 School while maintaining their identity and heritage. In the past ten years, Ursula E. Collins has been recognized as a Title I Distinguished School four times. Ursula E. Collins K 8 School has been a solid cornerstone and pillar of the 15th Street corridor for over fifty years. The school still provides a cultural Nothing is impossible, the word itself says " I'm possible !" educational experience that young African American students identity

Collins K 8 School is a great school because it provides a successful education for inner city students that cannot be provided anywhere else in the county.
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Three years of Comparison 2011 - 2013

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Reading Comparison

Language Arts Comparison

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Social Studies Comparison

Science
Comparison

Math Comparison

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Reading Language Mathematics Science Social Studies

What do we look like going into 2013?

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Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. John F. Kennedy

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Meets, Exceeds and Growth Percentiles 2011 - 2012

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Reading Growth
Meets & Exceeds % Median Growth Percentile 95 90 80 74 78 86

ELA Growth
Meets & Exceeds % Median Growth Percentile

Math Growth
Meets & Exceeds % Median Growth Percentile 72 97 69

53 48 38.5

53 42.5 36 44

83

79 65

53.5 47 47.5 47.5

50.5 53 48 37 47 43 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

-40 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

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Science Growth
Meets & Exceeds % Median Growth Percentile

Social Studies Growth


Meets & Exceeds % Median Growth Percentile

62.5 56 47 27 46 22 48 47 36 37 29 31 16 42.5 34 35

50

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

-32.5

-29.5 -32

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What do we look like in comparisons to other K-8 schools in the county?

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3rd Grade
Reading CRCT 2013
Below Meet Exceed 85 60 70 60 50 64 58 47 43 51 40 30 33 16 9 11 30 31 15 31 20 10 50 40 30

ELA 2013 CRCT


70

Math CRCT 2013

66

20
10 0

5
0

5
0

Below Below Meet Exceed

Meet

Exceed

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3rd Grade
Science CRCT 2013
Below Meet Exceed

Social Studies CRCT 2013


Below
74

Meet

Exceed 70

67 55 48 46 41 39 39 41 39 48 39 53 53

50 46

51 45

30
22 18 7 2 6 22

30
19

28

26 16 15 8 0 4 5

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4th Grade
Science Grade 4
80 70 60 50 40 38 30 20 10 0 27 25 20 16 10 2 2 4 10 31 25 20 13 13 3 19 53 52 Below Meet Exceed

Grade 4 Social Studies


Below Meet Exceed 71 63

Grade 4 Reading
Below Meet 73 Exceed 75

59 55 46 44 49 38

50 49 49 48

23 24

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4th Grade
Grade 4 ELA
Below Meet Exceed

Grade 4 Mathematics
Below Meet Exceed

71 64 55 56 59 45 41 35 34 36 35 46 45 43 36 38 35 66 51 58 53

22 18 17 10 16 13 15

20

19 12 13 5 12

0 State System Collins Hornsby Walker Freedom Park State System Collins Hornsby Walker Freedom Park

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5th Grade
ELA 5th Grade
100 90 93 80 70 78 72 43 58 40 54 54 46 35 22 13 7 6 6 52 44 22 15 28 21 11 2 11 34 43 39 50 54

Reading 5th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

Mathematics 5 Grade
Below Meet
64

Exceed

55
50

60
50 40 30 20 10 0

10
9 0 5

Below

Meet

Exceed

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5th Grade
Science 5 Grade
Below Meet Exceed

Social Studies 5 Grade


Below Meet Exceed

53 50 43 40 36 37 48 43 53 52 46

69

68

66

41 37

5050

38 25 22 21 22 17 10 23 24 31 26 19 15

10 0 State System 0

Collins Hornsby Walker Freedom Park

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6th Grade
Science 6th Grade
Below Meet
75 67 61 51 49 44 39 32 26 28 23 23 23 20 36 42 48 44 36 29 30 39 64

Social Studies 6Th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

Exceed

77 62 66 67

22
13

8 0 State System Collins 2 Hornsby

5 1

2 Walker Freedom Park

Walker Freedom Park

State

System

Collins

Hornsby

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Reading 6th Grade


Below 75 63 57 48 48 41 30 25 14 12 15 14 0 8 34 58 Meet 73 Exceed 75

ELA 6th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

Math 6th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

69

71 67 57

72 55 53 56 52 45 37 28 39 53

61

42

42

30

22 17 11 17 12 1 3

25 17 10 9

11 4 7

3 4

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Reading 7 Grade
Below Meet Exceed

ELA 7th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

Math 7th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

79 71 61

78 73 65 47 46 58

69

69 65 57 53 47 37 53 55 62

67

53

34 25

34 27 21 16 9 11 11

33

29 21 17 13 7 10 5 0 15

30 19 10 11

32

35 30

12
5 3

5
0

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Science 7th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

Social Studies 7th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

71 50 45 40 44 49 50 50 47 45 39 50 42 27 24 15 11 7 8 5 0 State System Collins Hornsby Walker Freedom Park 5 3 Hornsby Walker Freedom Park 17 33 37 51 44 37 60 66

21 17 11

20 14

State

System

Collins

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Reading 8th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

ELA 8th Grade


Below 85 Meet Exceed

Mathematics 8th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

77 71 69 63 52 45 53 43 32 26 18 6 4 0 9 8 8 11 0 32 52 52 42 37 27 17 8 29 31 68 64 63 63

67 60 50 38 61

47 43 33
25

33

17

17 11 3 0

14

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Science 8th Grade


Below Meet Exceed 72

Soc. St 8th Grade


Below Meet Exceed

80

67

52 47 44 33 26 22

54 50 47 52 44 48 44 40 34 22 17 9 0 3 12 2 State System Collins 16 36 41

55

56

33

12 7 8 4 Hornsby

12

State

System

Collins

Hornsby Walker Freedom Park

Walker Freedom Park

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Our Goals for 2013-2014

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By the end of the 2013-14 school year, Collins K-8 will improve students Mathematics, Science, ELA, Reading, and Social Studies CRCT scores by 30% of the median score for students that Did Not Meet, 40% of the median score for students that "Meet and 20% of the median score for students that Exceed.

Exceed 20%

Meet 40%
Did Not Meet 30%
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By implementing rigorous, research-based, standardsdriven instruction with an emphasis on cooperative learning to develop student self-confidence, and to improve student achievement, provide students with instructions problem-solving strategies for all subject areas. All teaching strategies will be designed to achieve our goals and to improving all students mental process, awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.

How ?

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When you closed one door on a community, who possess the wisdom of when another door will open for that community? There has been a Cougar on Pride Rock for sixty-four years. Do not hang a for sale sign on Pride Rock.

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The Pride

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