Sayreville School District (23-4660)

Sayreville School District

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are pleased to present to you this year's New Jersey School Performance Report for your child's school. In conjunction with federal requirements, it is prepared annually by the New Jersey Department of Education based upon 2015-2016 educational data. It is a comprehensive tool which will allow you to compare information pertaining to your child's school with state averages and schools across the state that are in your child's school peer grouping. Among other student outcome statistics, this Performance Report will primarily compare student academic achievement, college and career readiness, and student growth data.

We continue to strive for excellence within the Sayreville School District. While we have much work to do, we are proud of the outcomes our students produced in 2015-16. In fact, this past year our students demonstrated considerate gains in their educational performance, as evidenced by significant score increases on the grades 3-5 Math PARCC assessments, grade 6-8 English Language Arts (ELA) PARCC assessments, and ELA, Math, and Social Studies Advanced Placement tests. Furthermore, this school year the Sayreville Public Schools will enter the third year of its 16-year pursuit of the mission we have called Vision 2030, in which like many other industries, we will begin the process of preparing a strategic action plan that will meet the projected post-secondary education and job market expectations of our students for the next two decades. In order to accomplish this, our Board of Education and administration identified the specific needs of our current students and predicted what they will be by 2030 when this year's 2nd graders graduate from college. In addition, in June of 2015 the Board of Education adopted the first of several 3-year strategic action plans designed to provide every student with the services required to accomplish the goals identified in Vision 2030. For the 2016-17 school year, the BOE and District has identified the following goals:

1. To promote the academic success of all students as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
a. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 Grades 3-8 PARCC Language Arts Assessment as compared to the 2015-16 PARCC Language Arts Assessment results of 53.4%.
b. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 Grades 6-8 PARCC Math Assessment as compared to the 2015-16 PARCC Math Assessment results of 25.1%.
c. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 Grade 11 PARCC Language Arts Assessment as compared to 2015-16 PARCC Language Arts Assessment results of 30%.
d. Increase the percentage of students who meet or exceed expectations on the 2016-17 PARCC Algebra 1 Assessment as compared to 2015-16 PARCC Algebra 1 Assessment results of 30.1%.
Increase the combined 2016-17 AP Biology and AP Chemistry Test mean score as compared to the 2015-16 combined mean score of 2.60.
1. To promote the future academic success of all students as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
a. Develop an effective block schedule for SWMHS.
b. Explore Career Academies at SWMHS.
Adopt character education programs and curricula in grades K-8.
c. Implement RTI in special education and related services.
d. Implement a science program continuum designed to increase the number of students successfully completing Physics after 9th grade, Chemistry after 10th grade and biology after 11th grade.
1. To develop an efficient and fiscally responsible budget as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
a. Inclusion of advertising revenue for the 2016-17 school year.
b. Increase in total district revenue from SEMI, facility usage, and tuition for the 2016-17 school year as compared to revenue produced during the 2015-16 school year.
c. Generation of revenue from receipt public and private competitive non-entitlement grants.
1. To improve school culture and climate, as evidenced by the achievement of the following objectives:
a. Decrease student code of conduct infractions that result in out of school suspensions.
b. Increase the student average daily attendance rate.
c. Build leadership capacity in middle school and high school through the creation of Curriculum Coordinating Leader and Dean of Discipline/Attendance stipend positions, and through the development and implementation of a Leadership Academy for non-administrator staff members.

We are excited about our progression toward Vision 2030 and are looking forward to the optimum student outcomes that result from it now and well into the future. Please feel free to contact your building principal or me personally, if you have any questions about Vision 2030 or the 2015-16 New Jersey Performance Report.