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 Webb Elementary 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. Corri Nastasi, 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 Webb 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.  We will also be offering an extended day program to offer additional support.  Another challenge we are faced with is the lack of a strong curriculum to be used for core instruction.  Throughout this year we hope to work toward building that curriculum so that we can improve teaching and learning.  We are excited to have 1:1 technology this year at Webb, 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 the Webb attendance area are assigned to Webb Elementary School.  Students within the Hazel Park School District but not within the Webb attendance area may apply for Open Enrollment.  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:

     

    Webb Elementary School works diligently to meet all deadlines required by the state.  The status of our school improvement plan is of great importance to us.  Webb Elementary School has worked and continues to work to meet the reading, math and writing goals we set for ourselves in our school improvement plan.

     

    Webb Elementary School in Ferndale, Michigan is one of three elementary schools in the Hazel Park School District. It serves approximately 374 students in grades K through 5 with 13 general education classrooms and 7 special education classrooms for students with special needs.  Webb also has 3 Title I reading interventionists, a speech and language teacher, a part time school psychologist and a resource room teacher as well as art, music, physical education and media/technology programs.  Every classroom is fully equipped with the latest in interactive technology, including video projection and audio systems in each classroom and either a laptop (for students in grades 3-5) or an ipad (for students in grades K-2) for each student.   

     

    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.  Webb Elementary 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.     

     

    The aggregate student achievement results for any local competency tests or nationally normed tests:

     

    Webb Elementary students do not participate in nationally normed tests.  Local competency tests in reading show that at the end of the school year in spring of 2015, 74% of students were reading at or above level according to the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System.

     

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

     

    In the fall of 2014, we had 164, or 44% of our students represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences.  One hundred students, or 27%, were represented by parents at parent-teacher conferences in the winter of 2015.

     

    In conclusion, the staff of Webb Elementary School should be commended for a job well done.  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,

     

    Corri Nastasi

     

    Principal

     

    Webb Elementary School