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2017 Douglas County School System

Annual Report The Standard of Excellence


DCSS Honored and Proud Douglas County Board of Education The Douglas County Board of Education was honored by the Georgia School Boards Association as a 2016 Distinguished Board. Our school board is one of 29 boards in Georgia to receive this prestigious recognition. There are 181 school districts in our state.

The goal of this Annual Report for

Accreditation

the Douglas County

The Douglas County School System received its most recent accreditation in June, 2017, from AdvancED, an internationally recognized accrediting board that evaluates school systems across the U.S. and 70 other nations.

School System is to provide our

The overall score for DCSS on AdvancEd’s evaluation tool was 307.93, well above the average score of 278.94 for all school systems which were evaluated by AdvancED during the prior year. The school system undergoes accreditation every five years.

stakeholders with an overview of the 2016-2017 school year.

Seated, left to right: Chair Tracy Rookard and Vice Chair Michelle Simmons. Standing: D.T. Jackson, Jeff Morris, Superintendent Trent North, Devetrion Caldwell.

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Excellence in All Areas

Mission The mission of the Douglas County School System is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive environment.

Letter from the Superintendent

Vision Our vision is to build a community of lifelong learners that become responsible individuals, independent thinkers, and productive citizens.

We are pleased to present you with our Annual Report, which provides detailed information on the 2016-2017 educational progress in the Douglas County School System. This annual report provides a quick snapshot into our demographics and a detailed look at how our district is performing on measures including academics, college and career readiness, and graduation rates. We are encouraged by the success of our students and staff as reflected in these measures. While we have made great progress, we recognize there are many more opportunities for continuous improvement. We are mindful that by setting the standard for excellence high, we can provide our students the opportunity to experience even greater success.

Goals • To improve community engagement and involvement in district initiatives and decision making • To enhance and improve school district communication strategies and practices

The mission of the Douglas County School System is to provide a quality education for all students. We remain committed to creating excellent schools, nurturing great teachers and producing students that are college and career ready. We are fortunate to have engaged parents and strong community partners who support and appreciate our school district’s students and staff and work with us to fulfill this mission.

• To provide a challenging, comprehensive instructional and curricular program for all learners

Beliefs

One of the most important things a school system can do to serve its students is to be financially responsible. In 2016-17, we preserved the financial integrity of our district while providing quality programs that meet or exceed the needs of all students. We are pleased that for the third year, we were able to offer our employees a one-time 2% compensation adjustment. We value the outstanding role teachers and staff have played in our student success. We appreciate the loyalty of all of our district employees and their willingness to be fiscally responsible with all our resources. In 2016-17, we were able to bring even more critically needed teachers and paraprofessionals to Douglas County classrooms.

We believe that we must…

• Understand how children and adults learn and continue learning • Build communities of lifelong learners • Cultivate the leadership potential of every employee, student, and parent in our school system • Be creative, energetic visionaries who respond quickly to diverse and evolving issues

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincere thanks to the community for their continued support of our educational programs. Student academic achievement has been, and will remain, our district’s highest priority. It is my hope you will find this Annual Report of District Progress informative and that you will continue to support academic excellence for all of our students.

• Meet the needs of our stakeholders (students, parents, employees and community) • Maintain efficient and effective administrative processes for instruction, operations, human resources and sound fiscal management

Sincerely,

Trent North Superintendent, Douglas County School System

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DCSS Demographics

Student Demographics

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DCSS Students and Staff DCSS Schools 20 Elementary Schools 8 Middle Schools 5 High Schools 4 High School Programs College and Career Institute (CCI) Half day program offers high school career and technical programs and dual enrollment programs through West GA Technical College. Academy at CCI Full day program offers high school and technical college classes. Performance Learning Center (PLC) In this full day program, students learn at their own pace with teachers and an online curriculum to accelerate or catch up on credits. Virtual Academy at the PLC Students needing the flexibility of learning off campus may enroll in the Virtual Academy and learn through an online curriculum.

Students and Staff 25,483 Students * 3,159 Employees (approximately) 1,940 Certified Staff 1,349 Certified Staff with Advanced Degrees 17th Largest School District in Georgia *Numbers do not include students or teachers at Brighten Academy charter school or Youth Villages.

Average Number of Students Per Instructional Staff (Teachers and Para Professionals) Elementary 12.6 Middle 13.5 High 16.1

Free and Reduced Lunches Per Pupil Expenditure

62.11% (Per October, 2016 FTE)

$8,894.00

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DCSS Financial Statement

General Fund Expenditures FY 2017 General Fund Expenditures numbers do not include dollars allocated for Brighten Academy charter school or Youth Villages.

Operating Fund Resources FY 2017

DCSS GENERAL FUND REVENUES 2014-2017

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2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

Local

$66,743,964

$81,827,993

$76,664,566

State

$137,185,452

$141,884,908

$149,004,924

Federal

$999,095

$977,688

$1,289,663

Other

$109,228

$213,964

$633,835

TOTAL

$205,037,739

$224,904,553

$227,592,989

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College and Career Ready

College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) All public schools in Georgia are assessed with the CCRPI, a comprehensive measure of school improvement and accountability. DCSS ranked above the state average at the high school level in 2017. The average elementary and middle school CCRPI scores decreased from 2016 and were below the state average for 2017.

CO LLEGE A ND C A REER RE ADY P ER FOR MANC E I NDE X S CO RES (includes Exceeding the Bar Points) ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

HIGH SCHOOLS

DISTRICT

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

2015

76.80

81.9

71.7

71.5

76.1

77.8

75.5

78.3

2016

72.8

79.3

72.1

72.2

76.1

79.0

73.6

77.6

2017

73.9

70.6

73.8

68.7

77.6

80.3

75.0

73.2

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Graduation Rate The DCSS Class of 2017 high school graduation rate of 87.04% surpassed the graduation rate for Georgia. Graduation rate is one of the measures used to determine high school CCRPI and is defined as the percentage of students who graduate from secondary school with a regular diploma in the standard number of years.

GRADUATION RATES STATE

DCSS

2015

78.95%

2016

79.43%

2017

80.56%

88.19% 87.13% 87.04%

ELA GMAS DATA 2015

MATH GMAS DATA

2016

2017

2015

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

3rd grade

67%

68%

67%

69%

70%

70%

4th grade

71%

70%

70%

71%

73%

5th grade

73%

74%

75%

78%

6th grade

69%

72%

69%

7th grade

70%

69%

8th grade

76%

78%

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2016

2017

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

3rd grade

79%

80%

79%

83%

80%

79%

75%

4th grade

80%

81%

80%

81%

82%

81%

74%

78%

5th grade

75%

77%

74%

76%

75%

74%

70%

70%

71%

6th grade

75%

75%

75%

78%

76%

72%

73%

76%

71%

73%

7th grade

75%

72%

76%

75%

78%

77%

80%

81%

80%

81%

8th grade

75%

72%

76%

80%

96%

77%

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State Assessment Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) GMAS is a comprehensive summative assessment program for grades 3 through 12. There are four levels of performance: Beginning Learners, Developing Learners, Proficient Learners, and Distinguished Learners. The results from these assessments indicate a student’s knowledge and skills necessary at the grade level or course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards, and help determine the student’s preparedness for the next grade level or course as well as college and career readiness. The GMAS includes End of Grade (EOG) which is given in the spring in 3rd through 8th grades and End of Course (EOC) which is given in grades 9 through 12. The charts show the percentage of students at each grade level who scored at the Developing, Proficient, and Distinguished Learner levels.

H I G H S C H O O L G M A S D ATA SPRING 2015

WINTER 2015

SPRING 2016

WINTER 2016

SPRING 2017

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

9th grade Literature

76%

72%

75%

77%

78%

77%

77%

68%

84%

85%

American Literature

75%

73%

72%

64%

76%

77%

73%

41%

81%

80%

70%

NOT TESTED

Coordinate Algebra

69%

59%

60%

31%

68%

24%

60%

NOT TESTED

Analytic Geometry

65%

56%

83%

88%

70%

64%

93%

13%

68%

39%

Algebra

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

76%

68%

70%

67%

68%

29%

71%

67%

Biology

63%

58%

65%

56%

68%

63%

66%

32%

70%

65%

Physical Science

65%

55%

65%

61%

66%

56%

57%

58%

67%

54%

US History

73%

77%

71%

81%

77%

79%

71%

56%

75%

77%

Economics

68%

77%

72%

59%

73%

81%

70%

72%

72%

77%

Geometry

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

84%

91%

74%

71%

SCIENCE GMAS DATA 2015 STATE

SOCIAL STUDIES GMAS DATA

2016 DCSS

STATE

2017

2015

2016

DCSS

STATE

DCSS NOT TESTED

3rd grade

74%

77%

STATE

DCSS

STATE

2017 DCSS

STATE

DCSS

75%

80%

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

3rd grade

76%

80%

76%

83%

NOT TESTED

4th grade

71%

77%

71%

79%

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

4th grade

71%

75%

70%

76%

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

5th grade

70%

75%

70%

77%

69%

71%

5th grade

75%

81%

75%

78%

74%

76%

6th grade

65%

63%

66%

66%

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

6th grade

71%

75%

71%

75%

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

7th grade

65%

67%

67%

67%

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

7th grade

72%

74%

74%

74%

NOT TESTED

NOT TESTED

8th grade

62%

58%

60%

66%

57%

64%

8th grade

71%

69%

75%

74%

75%

77%

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College Admissions Assessments American College Testing (ACT) The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of curriculum based subject area tests in the following areas: Mathematics, English, Reading, and Science and an optional writing portion. ACT results are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. The ACT is an achievement test and is scored on a scale from 0 to 36. The 2017 scores for DCSS were: Reading 20.5, Science 19.9, English 19.1, and Math 19.1. Douglas County saw an increase for 2017 in all four subject areas as well as the overall composite score.

AC T SCORES ENGLISH

MATHEMATICS

READING

SCIENCE

COMPOSITE

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

2015

20.6

18.9

20.5

18.7

21.6

20.4

20.9

19.5

21.0

19.5

2016

20.7

18.5

20.6

18.4

21.8

20.2

21.0

19.4

21.1

19.3

2017

21.0

19.1

20.9

19.1

22.0

20.5

21.3

19.9

21.4

19.8

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) The SAT is a globally recognized college admissions test designed to assess academic readiness for college through student reasoning based on knowledge and skills. The test was revised for 2016-2017 and now includes two sections (Reading/Writing and Math) rather than three separate sections. The maximum score is now 800 for each section for a total possible score of 1600.

2 0 1 6 - 2 0 1 7 S AT S C O R E S EVIDENCE-BASED READING AND WRITING

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MATHEMATICS

TOTAL

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

STATE

DCSS

535

515

515

488

1050

1003

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Additional Student Opportunities Advanced Placement (AP) The College Board offers specific AP courses students may elect to take during their high school career. These courses are more rigorous than regular high school courses and prepare students for college academics. At the end of the school year, students may choose to participate in the AP exam. Students may earn a score ranging from 1 to 5, with scores at 3 or above being accepted for college credit at most colleges. The percentage of students scoring a 3 or above has increased every year for the past four years.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (% of Students Earning a 3, 4, or 5) DCSS

16.1%

57.2%

58.1%

2016

27.3%

58.1%

60.3%

2017

33.3%

58.9%

60.3%

IB DIPLOMA

The IB program was established at Douglas County High School in 2007 as a magnet program. The IB Diploma Program is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities. Over the last three years, the percentage of IB students scoring high enough on IB exams to earn the IB Diploma increased 23 percentage points. For 2017, the percentage of IB students at Douglas County High School (DCHS) earning the IB Diploma exceeded the international average.

Through Dual Enrollment (formerly called Move On When Ready), students in grades 9-12 who qualify to participate may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis to take college courses. Students receive high school and college credit simultaneously when attending and passing approved college classes. Students participating in Dual Enrollment may graduate from high school with a significant number of college credits or with an Associate’s Degree from a college, university, or technical college. Students who take technical college classes may also graduate from high school with a certificate or diploma in a particular area.

GLOBAL

2015

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Dual Enrollment

GEORGIA

DCSS

GLOBAL

2015

57%

81%

2016

65%

79%

2017

80%

78%

2016-2017 DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS West Georgia Technical College

265

Georgia Highlands College

53

University of West Georgia

19

Georgia Military College

2

Chattahoochee Technical College

1

TOTAL

340

Career Pathways CAREER PATHWAYS

Career Pathways are state-approved career enhancement programs defined as a coherent, articulated sequence of rigorous academic and career-related courses available starting in the 9th grade. Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides students with the opportunity to select at least three sequenced courses in a career pathway. A pathway completer is a student who successfully takes at least three CTAE courses in a specific program area during high school.

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Pathways Currently Offered at DCSS Pathway Completers Class of 2017

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44 1,518


Douglas County School System ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

HIGH SCHOOLS

Annette Winn Elementary School

Chapel Hill Middle School

Alexander High School

www.annettewinn.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.chmswildcats.com

Liberal Arts College Preparatory and AP Capstone Magnet www.alexander.dch.schoolinsites.com

Arbor Station Elementary School

Chestnut Log Middle School

www.arborstation.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.chestnutlog.dcm.schoolinsites.com

Chapel Hill High School

Beulah Elementary School

Factory Shoals Middle School

Advanced Placement (AP) Magnet www.chapelhill.dch.schoolinsites.com

www.beulah.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.factoryshoals.dcm.schoolinsites.com

Bill Arp Elementary School

Fairplay Middle School

www.billarp.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.fairplay.dcm.schoolinsites.com

International Baccalaureate (IB) Magnet www.dctigers.com

Bright Star Elementary School

Mason Creek Middle School

Lithia Springs High School

www.brightstar.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.masoncreek.dcm.schoolinsites.com

Burnett Elementary School

Stewart Middle School

www.burnett.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.stewart.dcm.schoolinsites.com

Chapel Hill Elementary School

Turner Middle School

www.chapelhill.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.turner.dcm.schoolinsites.com

Dorsett Shoals Elementary School

Yeager Middle School

www.dorsettshoals.dce.schoolinsites.com

www.yeager.dcm.schoolinsites.com

Douglas County High School

STEM Academy Magnet www.lithiasprings.ga.dch.schoolinsites.com

New Manchester High School Fine Arts Magnet www.newmanchesterhigh.ga.dch.schoolinsites.com

HIGH SCHOOLS PROGRAMS College and Career Institute (CCI) www.douglascountycci.com

Eastside Elementary School www.eastside.dce.schoolinsites.com

Academy at CCI www.douglascountycci.com

Factory Shoals Elementary School www.factoryshoals.dce.schoolinsites.com

Performance Learning Center (PLC) www.douglasperformancelearningcenter.ga.dcs.schoolinsites.com

Holly Springs Elementary School www.hollysprings.dce.schoolinsites.com

Virtual Academy www.douglasperformancelearningcenter.ga.dcs.schoolinsites.com

Lithia Springs Elementary School www.lithiasprings.dce.schoolinsites.com

Mason Creek Elementary School www.masoncreek.dce.schoolinsites.com

Mirror Lake Elementary School www.mirrorlake.dce.schoolinsites.com

Mt. Carmel Elementary School www.mtcarmel.dce.schoolinsites.com

New Manchester Elementary School www.newmanchester.dce.schoolinsites.com

North Douglas Elementary School www.northdouglas.dce.schoolinsites.com

South Douglas Elementary School swww.outhdouglas.dce.schoolinsites.com

Sweetwater Elementary School swww.weetwater.dce.schoolinsites.com

Winston Elementary School www.winston.dce.schoolinsites.com

Douglas County School System Central Office, 9030 Hwy. 5, Douglasville, GA 30134 770.651.2000 www.douglas.k12.ga.us Š Copyright 2018, Douglas County Board of Education, Douglasville, GA. Employees, students and the general public are hereby notified that the Douglas County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, handicap or age in its education programs, activities or employment practices.

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