District Annual Education Report

January 17, 2020


We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2018-19 educational progress for Grand Haven Area Public Schools. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and some requirements of state laws. Our staff is available to help you understand this information. Please contact Mary Jane Evink in Instructional Services at (616) 850-5075 if you need assistance.


The DISTRICT AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website - External Linkhttp://bit.ly/35uy2Ch, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school. Each school will also be communicating their own AER to parents directly.


These reports contain the following information:

Student Assessment Data – Includes the following four assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), College Board PSAT, MI-Access (Alternate Assessment) and College Board SAT. This report section presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and MI-Access science for grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students. The report helps users to understand achievement performance within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.

Accountability – Detail Data and Status
The accountability portion of the AER includes assessment proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale.

Teacher Qualification Data

  • Identifies the number and percentage of inexperienced teachers, principals, and other school leaders
  • Reports teachers who are teaching with emergency or provisional credentials
  • Includes teachers who are not teaching in the subject or field for which they are certified

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

  • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and reading every other year in grades 4 and 8

Civil Rights Data

  • Provides information on school quality, climate and safety

Review the table below listing our schools. For the 2018-19 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has a student group performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no status label is given.

School Name Status Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement
Career Development School No label Food & clothing pantry
Central High School No label Food & clothing pantry
Ferry Elementary/Voyager School No label Quality Tier 1 instruction & targeted interventions
Grand Haven Cyber School No label Food & clothing pantry
Grand Haven High School No label Technology, quality instruction, climate initiatives
Griffin Elementary No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction
Lake Hills Elementary No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction
Lakeshore Middle School No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction
Mary A. White Elementary No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction
Peach Plains Elementary No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction
Robinson Elementary No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction
Rosy Mound Elementary No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction
White Pines Intermediate School No label Staff collaboration (PLC’s) & targeted instruction

 

We pride ourselves in providing a comprehensive educational experience. In addition to our core academic programs, we offer a variety of extracurricular and specialty programs to extend and enhance every child’s education. Grand Haven is a community where the school district’s residents have demonstrated great value for education, and have provided support for our programs and outstanding facilities allowing students, and the district in general, to prosper.


We welcome the opportunity to share in your child’s education. Grand Haven Area Public Schools will continue to work daily to ensure "Success for All".


Sincerely,

Andrew Ingall
Superintendent of Schools
Grand Haven Area Public Schools