Annual Education Report

  • April 19, 2016

     

    Dear Parents and Community Members:

     

    We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2014-15 educational progress for Hazel Park Junior High School. 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 Mrs. Tammy Scholz, principal, for assistance.

     

    The AER is available for you to review electronically here, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.

     

    At Hazel Park Junior High we continue to face many challenges.  Student achievement in both reading and math is a concern.  We are happy to continue to use intervention teachers to help support our most struggling students as well as multiple methods of differentiated instruction through technology based programs.   We have had and will continue to offer an extended day program to offer additional support. Throughout this year we hope to work toward building a cohesive curriculum so that we can improve teaching and learning.  We are excited to have 1:1 technology this year at HPJH, and we plan to work to improve our skills so that we can use this technology to provide rich learning experiences for our students.

     

    State law requires that we also report additional information.  :

     

    Students who live in Hazel Park are assigned to Hazel Park Junior High School.  Students who reside within Oakland County may apply for 105 Schools of Choice Status.  Students who reside in counties contiguous to Oakland County (primarily Wayne and Macomb) may apply for 105C Schools of Choice Status.

     

    The status of the 3-5 year school improvement plan:

     

    Hazel Park Junior High works diligently to meet all deadlines required by the state.  The status of our school improvement plan is of great importance to us.  Through recent revisions over the last two years, Hazel Park Junior High achieved compliancy from MDE.  

     

    Hazel Park Junior High School serves approximately 564 students in grades 6 through 8.  It is the only junior high school in the Hazel Park Community Schools district.  Every classroom is fully equipped with the latest in interactive technology, including video projection and audio systems.  

     

    The Michigan Department of Education provides an academic core curriculum that specifies the standards, benchmarks and content expectations at each grade level and content area K-12.  Hazel Park Junior High School works to provide students with a comprehensive curriculum that meets their diverse needs and prepares them for a productive future.  The State of Michigan has adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as our curricular standards and benchmarks.  Information on the core curriculum is available at www.mi.gov/mde.     

     

    Identify the number and percent of students represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences.  

     

    Two hundred fourteen students, or 35%, were represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences in the fall of 2014.  One hundred three students, or 17%, were represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences in the winter of 2015.  

     

    In conclusion, the staff of Hazel Park Junior High School should be commended for their unwavering commitment to the students academic, emotional and social growth.  While we understand that there is room for growth in many areas, we are proud of the accomplishments of our students and teachers, and we eagerly look forward to the new school year.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Tammy Scholz

     

    Principal

     

    Hazel Park Junior High School