Annual School Performance Report Cougar Ridge Elementary School
Cougar Ridge Elementary School
4630 167th Avenue SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 (425) 837-7300 https://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/cougarridge Principal Drew Terry
Mission Climb every mountain • Meet every challenge • Work together to reach the summit • Take pride in the successes of one another • Share • Appreciate diversity in our world • Laugh
Welcome School is a wonderful place for children to come into their own and be who they are. We have enormous appreciation for our families and the way we work as a team—home and school together—on behalf of our children. We know we are a part of a special community!
Teacher Experience Teacher’s with
Teacher Experience data for the 2018-2019 National Board School Year 55.3% will be available via OSPI at a later date. Certification
For complete school data, please visit OSPI’s website Average Yearsat: Teaching washingtonstatereportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us Teachers with Master’s/Ph.D
OSPI Data State testing is required by state (RCW 28A.230.095) and federal law. The federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), enacted in 1965, is the nation’s national education law and shows a longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students. On December 10, 2015 President Obama reauthorized ESEA as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). These state and federal laws result in elementary students being regularly tested by the State to assess their progress as they move through school. State tests at the elementary level which fulfill the federal Every Student Succeeds Act include the following: • Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA): English Language Arts (ELA) and Math tests (3-5) • Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS): Science test (5)
District Report For budget details and more go to www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/ annual-community-report/ The Issaquah School District believes in seeking continual feedback from a broad and diverse range of constituents regarding their experiences with the District and their neighborhood school. See the Community Polling Study site at www.issaquah.wednet.edu/district/polling for more information and survey results.
Demographics Grades: K-5
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Highlights 2018 – 19 marked our third year of Positive Behavior Social Emotional Support (PBSES) implementation. As a staff, we worked together to reinforce common school-wide expectations. Our school-wide expectations are known as “The Bobcat Way: Be Safe, Be Kind, Do Your Job” are posted with specific behavior expectations for all areas of the building. Classroom teachers maintained their own behavior reinforcement systems within their classrooms, while students earned Bobcat Coins in general areas of the school for following the Bobcat Way. All students worked together to earn school-wide rewards, which they voted on, by earning a set number of Bobcat Coins. Our entire certificated staff successfully implemented the Second Step Social and Emotional Learning curriculum during 2018 - 19 school year. We are looking forward to furthering our work around PBSES and have positive momentum moving forward! • All Cougar Ridge students participate in weekly library, music, and physical education classes taught by, certificated teachers. • Cougar Ridge hosts an Art Docent program
overseen by several Cougar Ridge parents who both have extensive backgrounds in art. Classrooms receive monthly parent-led art lessons which are centered around district art standards. Our Student Council worked together to support others by collecting books for Children’s Hospital. Members of our Student Council attended “We” day in the spring and brought back great ideas and plans for the next school year. Cougar Ridge students, families, and staff came together as a community to celebrate learning and culture at our Art Fair, Veteran’s Day Assembly, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, Heritage Festival, Music Concerts, and the PTSA fun run. Our special events are hosted and supported by the collaboration between PTSA and Cougar Ridge Staff. Students in 5th grade attended Camp Warm Beach this fall, chaperoned by teachers and parent volunteers, to participate in learning and team/community building activities.
Improving Student Achievement It is our goal that all students grow academically and experience success. We set high academic standards for students and continually work to improve instruction so students are successful. With that in mind, we have set a School Improvement Goal which states: • By spring of 2019, 92% of students in Grades 3 – 5 will meet or exceed standard on the Smarter Balance Assessment in ELA. Our opportunity gap goal states: • By spring of 2019 85% of students in Grades K – 5 that receive reading services (LAP and LRC I) will be at standard or increase their instructional reading level by one or more based on their grade level F&P expectation. Working towards these goals, we continue to utilize best practices in reading instruction. All classrooms provide a daily literacy block in which reading and
writing skills our intentionally taught. Some of the strategies used are: Guided and differentiated reading groups, Making Meaning comprehension strategies, and individual conferring, use of Book Room resources, intentional read aloud and shared reading opportunities, use of quality mentor texts, Readers Workshop tubs (Grades 3 – 5), and reading response journals. Professional development provided to teachers during the 2018– 19 school year utilized resources from within the building and from our district Teaching and Learning Department. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) of Reading practices were the foundation for staff training sessions. In addition, teachers were provided guided reading strategies and in-service trainings to better meet the needs of all learners including our ELL, struggling learners, and our fast processors.
What’s New During the 2017 – 18 school year, Cougar Ridge Elementary underwent a major construction project. The main office, OT Room, Speech Office, and LRC II classrooms were completely remodeled and relocated. A vestibule was also added to our school for safety reasons. In addition, six classrooms and an activity area were added to a new wing on our campus. These changes will provide greater security and far more space for our students to learn.
Special Programs Cougar Ridge is one of four district elementary schools to host self-contained classrooms for students with special needs.
Before/After School Chess Club, Student Council, Green Team, Books to Africa, CR News Crew, Secret Service Club, and ASAP (After School Assistance Program) in Reading and Math.
Assessment Two tests given to elementary school students—The Smarter Balanced Assessment and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science help indicate how well Issaquah students are learning.
Grade 5 WCAS - Science
The WCAS fulfills the federal requirement that students be tested in Science once at the elementary level. The WCAS measures the level of proficiency students have achieved (what students know and can do) based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The WCAS assesses all three dimensions of the learning standards (Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts). The numbers on the chart represent the percentage of students in grade 5 who met or exceeded standard on the NGSS compared to the percentage of students in grade 5 who met or exceeded standard district-wide.
Smarter Balanced Assessment The SBA consists of two parts: a computer adaptive test and a performance task. Writing is included at every grade level and students are asked to solve multi-step, real-world problems in math. Performance tasks ask students to determine an array of research, writing, and problem solving skills. The SBA results describe student achievement (how much students know at the end of the year). The Grade Level Total ELA and Grade Level Total Math charts on the right-hand side of the page indicate the percent of students in third, fourth, and fifth grade who met or exceeded standard in ELA and Math on the SBA compared to the percent of students who met or exceeded standard in ELA and Math district-wide.
Grade Level Total Math
Grade Level Total ELA 91.3