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NORTH ROYALTON CITY SCHOOLS QUALITY PROFILE 2014-15

North Royalton City Schools • 6579 Royalton Road • North Royalton, OH 44133


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ACADEMICS Our district’s academic program provides opportunities for all students to reach their full potential. Elementary (Preschool – 4th grade) ● Albion -- National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence ● Royal View--National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Ohio Hall of Fame School ● Ohio Improvement Process--Teacher Based Teams, Building and District Leadership Teams ● Research-based Response to Intervention services in Grades K-4 ● Collaborative Teaming time for grade levels/departments ● Common assessments in reading and math ● Student merit/honor/Presidential awards in grades 3 and 4 ● Spelling Bee ● Math Club ● Birdmania--Lessons in the District Nature Center ● Science Celebration ● OAA Reading Data for all three elementary buildings: 100% of all students met the requirement for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Valley Vista - 3rd grade reading-98% proficient or higher Albion - 3rd grade reading-86% proficient or higher Royal View - 3rd grade reading-91% proficient or higher


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North Royalton Middle School (5th- 8th grade) ● Interdisciplinary team approach to learning based on the middle level philosophy as outlined by This We Believe, the position paper published by the Association for Middle Level Education. ● Continuum of service offerings to meet the needs of all students including co-teaching with intervention specialists, small-group instruction, and life-skills focused curricula ● Advanced math and English language arts courses available beginning in grade 5 ● High school credit offerings for qualified students in the areas of Algebra I, geometry, and foreign language ● Research-based Response to Intervention supports for reading, math, and behavior (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) in grades 5-8 ● Additional period of Title I math instruction for qualified students grades 5-8 ● Title 1 reading support for qualified students in grade 5 ● Exploratory courses offered at all grade levels including computer literacy, cultural reading (foreign language introduction), health, and physical education ● Eighth graders also have opportunities to experience visual arts and consumer science ● Extended field trip opportunities to enhance learning in grades 7 and 8 to Chicago, and Washington D.C. respectively ● Utilization of the Valley Vista Nature Center on multiple days over the school year to create interdisciplinary connections in the fifth grade curriculum North Royalton High School (9th – 12th grade) ● National Merit Finalists: 1 students (2014-2015), Commended Students: 2 students ● 79% of seniors attend a four-year college or university. ● 28% of seniors received an Honors Diploma. ● 16% of seniors were members of National Honor Society. ● SAT Scores Averages (2014-2015): Critical Ready 556, Math 570, Writing 549 ● ACT Scores Averages (2014-2015): English 23.1, Math 23.6, Reading 24.1, Science 23.7, Composite 23.7 ● World Languages: Spanish, French, and German. ● 12 Advanced Placement Courses: Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Literature & Composition, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, Statistics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Psychology, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Spanish Language ● 16 Honors Courses: Anatomy & Physiology, Biology I, Biology II, Chemistry I, Chemistry II, Explorations in Literature, American Literature, British Literature, Shakespeare, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, World History, Spanish III, Spanish IV, German III, German IV, French III, and French IV. ● Senior Exit Portfolio: A graduation requirement that is designed to provide an opportunity for students to reflect on their high school experiences and accomplishments during a formal interview.


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ARTS Participation in performing and visual arts inspires students’ creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Elementary Schools ● 30 to 60 minutes of Art and Music specials each week - K ● Mrs. Biesiada's annual "Opera" ● 60 minutes of Art and Music each week, grades 1-4 ● Annual Art Show ● Grade 1 performance at PTA Volunteer Luncheon ● Grades 2 and 4 concert performances-vocal ● Grade 3 Square Dance ● 4th grade students learn recorder ● Display student artwork ● Artist in Residence at Art Show ● Piano Play In ● KIDZart North Royalton Middle School ● All students in grades 5 through 8 participate in a full year of choir or band providing them with opportunities to learn about music theory and how to perform for a live audience ● Jazz band (grades 6, 7, 8) ● Show choir (grades 7, 8) ● RISE (Research Independent Study Extravaganza) for students in enriched English language arts courses ● PTA sponsored talent shows each year ● TEENZArt ● Participants in the Marilyn Bianchi Dobama Theater Playwriting Festival each year ● The NRMS Art Show allowed students to enter artwork created outside of school to be placed on display in a professional setting


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North Royalton High School ● The NRHS Marching Band achieved 24th consecutive year of earning a “Superior” rating at the state OMEA band competition. ● NRHS Show Choir has participated in local and state competitions (OMEA) over the last two years with great success. ● Band and Choir students spread the love of music to our community through performances for Community Home Days, and for our senior citizens. ● Elective Music Courses: Adventures in Music, Pop, Rock & Contemporary Music, Music Technology and Music Theory & Composition. ● Band Courses: Band I, Band II, Band III, Band IV, and Jazz Band. ● Choir Courses: Concert Choir (grades 10-12), Show Choir (grades 9-12), and Freshmen Choir. ● Band Front: Royalaires (Flag Corps) and Royalettes (Drill/Dance Team). ● Fall Drama productions, Spring Musical, and Snapshots (children’s play). ● PTA Talent Show ● Visual Arts Courses: Art I, Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Painting, Advanced Painting, Ceramics, Advanced Ceramics, Digital Design, Advanced Digital Design, and Sculpture & 3D Design.


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STUDENT LEADERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES A well-rounded education includes a wide variety of opportunities.

Student Leadership Elementary ● Student Council ● Conflict Managers/Peer Mediation ● Student Ambassadors ● Veteran’s Day Programs ● Hospitality Teams ● Community Service Projects ○ Local Food Bank Drive ○ Pennies for Patients ○ UNICEF ○ Clothing Drives ○ Bring the Change (Leukemia/Lymphoma Society) ○ Senior Outreach Programs/Events ● Community Health Fair/Turkey Trot and Food Drive ● Safety Patrol ● Pride Patrol ● Red Ribbon Week North Royalton High School ● Student Council, National Honor Society, Key Club, Principal’s Student Advisory, and Link Crew. ● Community Service Projects: Local Food Bank Drive, Giving Tree. Stuff the Bus, Coats for Kids, Relay for Life and Volley for the Cure. ● Anti-bullying presentations at NRMS by Anti-bullying Community (ABC) student group. ● Partnership for A Healthy North Royalton Youth Committee


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Student Activities Elementary ● Jump Rope for Heart ● Distinguished Dining/Royal Lunch/STARS lunch/PAWS lunch ● Field Trips ● Intramurals ● Random Acts of Kindness ● Field Day / Family Fun Day ● Video morning announcements ● Right to Read Week ● Grandparents Lunch / Day ● Breakfast with a Buddy ● Rock and Read ● Career Week ● Reading and Math Incentive Programs North Royalton Middle School ● 8th grade WEB leaders (fifth grade orientation guides/leaders) ● 8th grade NRMS Honor Society - serve as flag raisers, senior citizen volunteers, and lead spring team-building activities with fourth graders to help transition them to middle school ● Student Council (all grades) ● PANDA ● Bowling club (grades 5/6) ● Chain Links ● Show Choir ● Jazz Band ● WNRMS Club (morning broadcast) ● Winter Sports Club (skiing/snowboarding) ● Power of the Pen ● Intramurals (grades 5/6) ● Interscholastic athletics (grades 7/8) North Royalton High School ● Numerous student activity groups • Intramurals (basketball) (i.e. Spanish Club, Spirit Club) • Dodgeball tournament ● Field Trips • Numerous athletic events ● Dances (i.e. Homecoming, Prom) ● Numerous musical performances ● Link Crew Activities (9th grade students & Link Crew Leaders) ● Broadcasting (morning announcements) ● PowderPuff football game ● Holiday Charity Basketball game


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FISCAL STEWARDSHIP Financial responsibility ensures that the majority of funding is spent on classroom instruction.

The North Royalton City School District has and is still experiencing economic development in the area of real estate and commercial property. This economic development does not necessarily mean the School District is experiencing revenue increases proportionate to the real estate development. Unfortunately, current state law prohibits school districts in Ohio from receiving additional tax revenue when the Fiscal Officer’s Office reevaluates property values. In 1976, the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 920. This law requires the tax rate to be lowered by the same percentage property values are increased by the Fiscal Officer’s Office reevaluation. In calendar year 2014, North Royalton City Schools levied 65.70 mills of taxes to fund its operations. House Bill 920 lowered those mills to 41.87 for residential and agricultural properties and 41.63 mills for other real estate properties. In essence, House Bill 920 removes inflationary growth in revenues and requires school districts in Ohio to periodically place tax issues on the ballot for voter approval in order to receive additional revenues to offset rising costs in its operations and building needs.

What is our Revenue Source? As can be seen by the pie graph below, North Royalton is dependent on real estate to meet the growing needs of education. Real estate represents our largest revenue source at 72.40 percent followed by state revenue at 22.76 percent and finally other revenue source at 4.84 percent which is made up of food service operations at 2.18 percent, student fees, building rentals and reimbursements at .91 percent, student tuition at 1.01 percent, casino allocation of .46 percent, federal reimbursement at .12 percent and interest on investment at .16 percent. Interest on investment is one of the least of our revenue source due to our limited cash on hand and our investment policy. The School District adheres to regulations set forth in the Ohio Revised Code to ensure the safety of its investments. All the School District’s cash is pooled for investment purposes in order to maximize yield while protecting principal. The School District’s investment objectives are to preserve principal, obtain liquidity, maximize income and minimize cost for investment services.


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What Is the Money Spent On? The School District spends 64.95 percent of the budget to fund instructional expenses. Supporting services for pupil, staff and business operations encompasses an additional 24.07 percent. The remaining 10.98 percent is budgeted to facilitate other obligations of the School District such as the food service program, transportation and numerous extracurricular activities.

The School District is also committed in seeking out federal and state grants to offset operational expenses. In fiscal year 2015, we applied for and received $1,533,217 in federal funding and $52,699 in state grants. The School District participates in the Suburban Health Consortium that pools our health insurance needs with other districts creating a purchasing network allowing us to keep our premium cost lower than what could be obtained on our own. We also utilize the Ohio School Council that enables us to pool our purchasing needs with other school districts for our everyday needs. We are able to purchase school buses, paper, instructional equipment and supplies at prices below what we could purchase on our own. The combination of all these money saving programs along with the grant seeking applications has allowed North Royalton to maintain fiscal responsibility and remain one of the lowest taxing district in Cuyahoga County.


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PARENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Educational experiences are enhanced by partnerships between the school district and community. The North Royalton City School District is in the third year of a five-year Drug-Free Communities grant, a competitive grant opportunity that awarded the District $125,000 each year for five years to develop and strengthen the Partnership for a Healthy North Royalton (PHNR). PHNR is a volunteer-driven community coalition whose members live, work and learn in the North Royalton City School District. PHNR provides resources at community events and online, raising awareness and leading conversations about issues that matter (like heroin use in the suburbs), and by changing policies and norms that encourage drug use. Many staff, parents and students from NRCSD are part of our initiatives, such as the PHNR Youth Committee and the pre-prom mock car crash. Our partners in the schools, and throughout the district work, hard to help young people make healthy choices by providing them with boundaries, positive activities and support. Elementary Schools ● Breakfast with a Buddy/Donuts with Dads/Muffins with Mom ● Grandparents Day/Lunch ● Book Fair/Family Night ● Veterans Day Programs ● PTAs at each building ● Classroom volunteers ● PTA has donated funds at each building for IPADs, cases and carts (one lab at each grade level) ● PTA volunteers at school events ● PTA Family night/fundraiser ● Multiplication Bingo with Senior citizens (Senior Outreach) ● Rock and Read ● Fraction Carnival ● Family Literacy Night ● Family Lego Night ● Cedar Point Family Day North Royalton Middle School ●

NRMS employs a full time Child and Family Support Specialist. This specialist works on an individual basis with families to create a system of support and engagement and bridge the gap between community resources.


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Chain links clubs conducts various "pay-it-forward" gestures to benefit both the school and North Royalton community, most notably the "Stuff the Bus" campaign with the transportation department Eighth grade Honor Society students volunteer monthly at Mount Royal Villa to accompany residents at Bingo A collaborative relationship with our PTA provides the opportunity to host fall and winter student tailgate events and significant technology implementation for our building An annual community "Pasta Dinner" fundraiser for the North Royalton Education Foundation hosted at NRMS brings in a variety of families, senior citizens, and alumni to hear the entertainment of our jazz bands and show choir, and see our student council members facilitate activities for children

North Royalton High School ● NRHS is the host site for numerous community events: Community Hot Dog Roast, North Royalton Health Fair, PTA Craft Fair, NRECPTA Children’s Resale, PTA Founders’ Night, and Talent Show. ● A collaborative relationship with NRHS PTA in which they provide scholarships for graduating seniors. In addition, PTA members serve on a committee for NRHS summer reading selections. ● PTA serves refreshments and snacks during Homecoming Dances. ● NRHS Alumni Association hold monthly meetings and honor distinguished Alums ● Band participation in North Royalton Home Days ● Senior Scholarship Night: Community members and businesses award local scholarships to graduating seniors. ● Band, Choir, and Athletic Booster Clubs provide opportunities for community involvement.


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PUPIL SERVICES A variety of services provide options to ensure all students receive individualized instruction, enrichment and support. Exceptional students are provided with opportunities for identification and services. Of the total student enrollment, 30% of our students are identified as gifted and talented, and 11% are identified as students with disabilities. Students who do not have English as their primary language make up approximately 3% of our total enrollment. The District provides a range of student services to meet diverse students needs where they are. These consist of general education supports and services, speech-language therapy services, occupational and physical therapy and other specialized supports. An independent living curriculum is available in all grades for students who require such services. The instruction is customized to each student and circumstance. The District provides mental health needs by providing school counselors in each building, who work with students on personal development. Further psychoeducational evaluations and personal supports are provided by school psychologists. Each school boasts a positive behavior supports system that proactively provides a structure of expectations and consequences for student behavior. Implementation began during the 20132014 school year of an anti-bullying program that spans the elementary buildings through the high school. We provide school clinic services that is directed by a health coordinator. These building clinics are staffed primarily by licensed practical nurses and address medication management, injuries and illness in the building. Elementary ● The Lil Bears preschool provides early childhood services for preschoolers with disabilities as well as typically developing peers. Preschool staff work with children 3-5, their parents and preschools to provide early learning opportunities and practice on preacademic, social-emotional and behavioral skills. ● Enriched English Language Arts in Grades 3 and 4 ● Students identified as gifted grades K-4 ● Services for English Language Learners ● Full time counselors available for students in grades K-4 ● 2 school psychologists serve 3 elementary buildings ● Community partnership with the “Y” for before/after school care ● Transition processes between buildings at grade level changes


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North Royalton Middle School ● Building-wide PBS plan of "The Bear Way" - Do what's right, Do the best you can, Treat others as you would like to be treated. This is reinforced with academic team PBS plans at all grade levels. ● Enriched English language arts courses grades 5-8 ● Advanced math offerings grades 5-8 ● High school credit offerings for qualified students in algebra I, geometry, and foreign language ● Research Independent Study Extravaganza (RISE) annually for EELA students ● Weekly community outings for students engaged in the independent living skills curriculum ● Specific student services for students requiring assistance as an English language learner, speech/language, or counseling through our school counselors, social worker, or school psychologist North Royalton High School ● Response to Intervention (RtI) ● Positive Behavior Supports ● Pride in Academics: Quarterly student recognition ceremony to celebrate engagement, character, leadership, and achievement. ● Class supports for students of all ability levels: AP, Honors, Resource, Co-teaching, and Intervention periods. ● Specific student services for students requiring assistance as an English language learner, speech/language, or counseling through our school counselors, or school psychologist ● National Honor Society student tutoring before, during, and after school. ● Counseling Department provides academic, social and emotional supports. ● Counseling Department provides parent information sessions: Get Set for College, Financial Aide Night, and Freshmen/New Student Orientation. ● Link Crew student mentoring program.


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North Royalton City Schools 6579 Royalton Road • North Royalton, OH 44133 • 440/237-8800 www.northroyaltonsd.org Albion Elementary (Grades 1-4) Vince Ketterer, Principal 9360 Albion Rd. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 Phone 440-582-9060 Royal View Elementary (Grades 1-4) Kirk Pavelich, Principal 13220 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 Phone 440-582-9080 Valley Vista Elementary (Grades 1-4) Jeff Hill, Principal 4049 Wallings Rd. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 Phone 440-582-9101 North Royalton Middle School (Grades 5-8) Jeff Cicerchi, Principal 14709 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 Phone 440-582-9120 North Royalton High School (Grades 9-12) Sean Osborne, Principal 14713 Ridge Rd. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 Phone 440-582-7801


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Administration 6579 Royalton Rd. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 Phone 440-237-8800 Superintendent 440-582-9030 Greg Gurka Treasurer 440-582-9045 Biagio Sidoti Assistant Superintendent 440-582-9034 Jim Presot Director of Personnel 440-582-9036 Patrick Farrell Director of Curriculum & Instruction 440-582-9038 Melissa Vojta Director of Pupil Services 440-582-9140 Julie Bogden (Health/Nursing Services, Home Schooling, Residency/Custody, Special Education Programs & Services, Gifted Services) Central Registration 440-582-9131 Rosanne Kacenjar Director of Instructional Technology 440-582-9109 Mike McGinnis Communication 440-582-9031 Charlene Paparizos Food Services 440-582-9041 Sue Rudolph Maintenance 440-582-9043 Dave Albert Technology 440-582-9042 John Nickell Transportation 440-582-9151 Joe Marcinowski Supported by the Alliance for High Quality Education

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North Royalton Quality Profile 2014-15  

North Royalton City Schools Quality Profile 2014-15

North Royalton Quality Profile 2014-15  

North Royalton City Schools Quality Profile 2014-15