Rosy Mound Annual Education Report

January 17, 2020

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2018-19 educational progress for Rosy Mound Elementary. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Instructional Services Executive Director, Mary Jane Evink at (616) 850-5075 for assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following website - External Link , or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.

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 subgroup 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 label is given.

Our school has not been given one of these labels.

This year’s combined report data suggested continued strong academic achievement for our school. The building continues the process to incorporate the support of a literacy coach in our building, as
well as Professional Learning Community teams. We have made a further connection with our community through the continuation of our Watch D.O.G.S. father figure involvement program.

State law requires that we also report additional information.

Pupil Assignment
Rosy Mound students are assigned to our building by geographic boundaries as well as schools of choice requests.

3-5 Year School Improvement Plan
Rosy Mound's School Improvement Plan is evaluated on an ongoing basis and revised as needed. The plan outlines in detail specific activities and strategies that have been identified to meet our academic and building goals.

Core Curriculum
Grand Haven Area Public Schools has joined the state of Michigan in adopting Michigan's State Standards which include the Common Core State Standards. Students are afforded a rigorous, guaranteed and viable curriculum. A copy of the core curriculum, its implementation, and how it may vary from state curriculum can be accessed by contacting the Office of Instructional Services at (616) 850-5075.

Student Achievement
Students take the M-STEP state assessment in English Language Arts and Math for grades 3 and 4. In 2017-2018, 79% were proficient or advanced. In 2018-2019, 88% were proficient or advanced.

Parent - Teacher Conference
Our school program is effective because of the consistent support from our parents. In 2018-19, 320 students (96 percent) in the fall and 327 students (95 percent) in the spring were represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences. In 2017-18, 327 students (97 percent) in the fall and 331 students (95 percent) in the spring were represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences.

Overall, Rosy Mound has been very successful as evidenced by its recognition over multiple years as a Rewards school by the state of Michigan. Rosy Mound was also recognized as a 2017-18 National Blue Ribbon school. In an effort to improve even further, the building continues to refine curriculum and intervention through training and the adoption of new curriculum.


Kevin Blanding, Principal
Rosy Mound Elementary