TRENTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2019-20 DISTRICT GOALS
1. Student Achievement and Growth
a. By June 2020, for
all 3-11 grades, the Trenton Public Schools will enhance and improve student
achievement for all
students, as measured by a minimum increase of 5 percentage points, either by grade
band or cohort, on the NJSLA assessments in mathematics and English Language
Arts over the 2019 baseline scores.
b. By June 2020, 80% of all K-12 students will demonstrate improved academic growth as measured by scoring at or above end of year growth?norms/expectations as measured by performance on content-related assessments in ELA and Mathematics.
c. Develop and
implement a written plan for academic and social emotional learning supports
designed to increase
the numbers of 9th grade students that successfully complete and earn credit
for core academic course work (English, Math, Science and or Social Studies).
Research and develop
programming designed to address the needs of that population of students that
have been identified as gifted and talented (academically advanced) at the
elementary level for 2020-2021.
e. By May 2020,
effectively address a minimum of 5 of the recommendations from the Special
Education Audit completed by the Public Consulting
Group, June 2018.
instructional programs for their effectiveness toward their intended outcomes.
g. Development of
Individualized Student Academic and Growth Plans:
Every Teacher will
meet with all students in grades K-8 to collaboratively assist them in
developing their academic and growth goals. Teachers will meet periodically
with their students to review their status toward the attainment of their
1. Review History/Talk/Consult
3. Analyze Data
4. Consult/Collaborate – Set Goal/Develop Plan
6. Analyze Data
7. Consult/Measure/Adjust, if necessary
8. Praise Successes
2. Improving School Climate
Continue Expanding Social Emotional Learning Practices for all students, as measured by the reduction of chronic absenteeism, in/out of school suspensions and HIB incidents through components that may include a focus on items as listed
i. Restorative Justice
ii. Alternative Programs
iii. Chronic Absenteeism
v. Unconscious Bias
vi. ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences) programs
3. Communication / Community
We will continue to improve communication within the district to our stakeholders and seek to include them in the future planning of the district.
Strategies to include:
Meeting with the all stakeholders and develop a
5-Year Long Strategic Plan,
Publish and distribute periodic newsletters to
highlight achievements at both the district and school levels.
Strengthen and enhance the home-school
connection, including establishing PTOs, full utilization of school/district
websites and PowerSchool, allowing parents to better monitor student progress, assignments,
Strengthen the communication between the members
of the Board of Education and the Office of the Superintendent, specifically
with regards to events occurring in the district.
Hiring interpreters and purchasing headsets to
address language translation barriers at public meetings.
4. Financial Management and
We will continue to ensure that the budget provides for the achievement of all students in the district while maintaining fiscal responsibility and that we maintain safe, healthy and clean facilities that reflect high standards for learning and foster District pride.
Ensure the budget adequately supports the district’s mission, vision and goals.
Review monthly budget reports and make
appropriate adjustments, as needed.
Continue to seek grants and partnerships that
are aligned to improving student learning.
Develop and sustain a strategy to continually
maintain, improve, and enhance District Facilities.
The school district will receive the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting issued by the Association of School Business Officials International for the 2018-19 CAFR. Evidence of completion will include the application, award of certificate and all documentation necessary to be granted the award.
Seek partnerships between the City and Civic groups to establish an “Adopt a School