Clay Country Schools are located in the southwest corner of North Carolina. The school district is currently the only that serves the county providing all grade levels, Pre-K through 12th Grade located on one campus. The campus consists of Hayesville Elementary School, Hayesville Middle School, and Hayesville High School. Historically Clay County Schools has not always been the only public school system to serve the county. Below is a case study of the history of the schools in Clay County and the demographic and fiscal characteristics of the current school system along with statewide comparisons and a recent North Carolina school lawsuit.
There are 114 juniors in the group: 62% are Hispanic, 20% are White, 16% are Black, and 1% is Asian. Class sizes range from 17 to 26 students. The bottom 25% of the population has been identified and receiving instruction in intensive reading and math pullouts one-on-one instruction. There are seven special education students, including students with ADHD,
Cartersville Middle School is the only middle school in the Cartersville City School System. The total system population is 5,623 (pre-K-12), and Cartersville Middle School has a student population of 993 students. It currently has 72 ELL students enrolled. Based on Bartow County Chamber of Commerce predictions, this number is projected to increase annually. Ninety-eight percent of our ELL enrollment is on Free/Reduced lunch, and the majority come to the school setting lacking the educational foundation needed to succeed in the middle school environment. Language deficiencies present seeming insurmountable obstacles for the ELL child. Little if any academic assistance is available to support the student outside the school
graduation rate of 58.3% for all students. Within the district there are 28 elementary schools, 8
I filed an application with Chesapeake Public School systems, so that I could become a part of an organization that values teamwork, dedication, and academic success. Chesapeake Public Schools exhibits a positive, collaborative, and cooperative learning environment not only for the students but for their employees as well. Being committed to the academic development and success with the help and support of students, parents, teachers, and other staff members is a plus to any working environment. These are great attributes for any organization to possess, which is why I chose to become a part of the Chesapeake Public School.
The school system serves 68.3% white families, about 11.9% Hispanic families, 12.2% black families, 2.4% Asian, and the other 5% multi-racial families. Bailly
Communication within the Westside School District No. 5 between the school district and the communities and families that it serves is a very dynamic process. I talked with district administrators, community members, researched pertinent information in the Arkansas State University library, and various governmental online sources and found very helpful information to include in this sociological inventory. Westside Consolidated School District No. 5 is a consolidation of primarily three school districts Bono, Cash and Egypt located in Craighead County, Arkansas in 1966 (Westside, 2017). The district also includes parts of Walnut Ridge and Alicia in Lawrence County and parts of Jonesboro in Craighead County. The district has three school buildings housing students from pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The elementary school is the school for
Miss Kane’s first grade class at Lutie Lewis Coates Elementary School (also known as Coates Elementary) has twenty students and seventeen of them are considered English Language Learners (ELL) (E. Kane, Personal Communication, October 4, 2016). This is very frustrating for both Miss. Kane and her students because it is very difficult to communicate with many of her ELLs. Out of Miss Kane’s twenty students eight students are Hispanic, five Indian, five Black, and three White. Miss Kane’s class is very diverse and this allows students to feel more accepted because not all students are similar. Coates Elementary as a whole is very diverse: Asian 28.86%, Black 18.26%, Hispanic 37.32%, and White 12.08% (Fairfax County Public Schools, 2015). Miss Kane’s classroom reflects similar diversity as Coates Elementary does. Both Miss. Kane and the Coates staff really show their appreciation for diversity and attempt to treat all children equally giving all students equal opportunity. Coates Elementary is a Title I school; about fifty percent of students receive free and reduced lunch (Fairfax County Public Schools, 2015). This school was placed in the center of poverty and many of these students who participate in the free and reduced lunch program are English Language Learners.
There are approximately 300 children enrolled in California Elementary School under the age of eight. These 300 would have to find some alternative to school on Fridays if the Moniteau County R-1 School District’s schedule changed from a five day week to a four day week. Additionally student involvement and safety would suffer. Changing the Moniteau County R-1 School district’s schedule to a four-day week would be detrimental to students’ safety and involvement in activities.
The total students in the district population, for the 2012-2013 school year, is totaled at 2,329. Of these students, 74% come from low-income families, 4% are English Learners, 16% are labeled with disabilities, and 1% are homeless. The race and ethnicity of the district population is as follows: 1% are Asian, 46% are African-American, 25% are Hispanic, 23% are white, and 5% are two or more races.
My hometown, Van Wert County, does not run into many substantial problems that it is forced to deal with. The town of roughly 28,000 people is relatively quiet for the most part and is a peaceful place to live. Currently though, Van Wert cannot hold their July 4th fireworks display at the airport like in the past because the airport is not permitted to hold them there anymore. To help with this issue, there are three alternative solutions. These include asking permission of the county park to run the display, simply not having the display at all forcing the citizens to travel to a neighboring county, or moving the display to the Van Wert local school. Moving the display to Van Wert Local School would be the best solution
Presently, second grade students are engaged in identifying, creating, and extending a wide variety of patterns in accordance with the Virginia Math Standards of Learning (2010) 2.20 and the Newport News Public Schools (2015) pacing guide. The curriculum framework identifies the following essential skills:
Currently, I am student teaching at Alfred E. Zampella PS #27 School in the district of Jersey City. The school is located in a busy city, next to John F. Kennedy St. which is especially busy in the morning and during rush hour. This results in several late students on a day to day basis. On the other hand, this school is also highly accessible and as a little over a thousand students. The school has grade levels from kindergarten to 8th grade, and has a mix of general, special, and inclusion education classrooms. Typically, families that enroll their students into this school are of lower-middle socio-economic class, and tend to be majority Hispanic, Indian, and African American, with few Caucasians and Asians. This school provides a variety of special programs for their ESL students and special need students. Students may be offered speech language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, ESL programs, reading recovery, and counseling.
Payette School District is located in Payette, Idaho and was founded in 1885. Payette is a small town in Idaho right next to the Oregon border with about 7,430 residents. The school district is employing 77 teachers and has a total staff of 81. With around 1,617 students, the schools, in total, currently have a 21:1 student to teacher ratio.
This school is a Title 1 school with 86 % of students are on free and reduced lunch.