NSSD Vision

Our Mission: Creating conditions for learning, so all students can succeed.

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North Sanpete School District Annual Report 2016

This North Sanpete School District  - Annual Report - will be mailed each summer for stakeholders to see district progress & to inform parents concerning school starting schedules. Si le gustaria recibir este documento en Espanol, lo puede buscar en la oficina de Moroni Elementary School.

 Various mailers and email messages have been sent to parents.  Hopefully this additional information is helpful.  You can also download this document here. The download includes live links for parents, links for each school and (if opened in MSWord) hovering the cursor over the graphs will provide the actual numbers behind the graphics.

 The NSSD School Board has approved the Mission, Vision and Goals below to guide all district work.

NSSD Mission:

Creating conditions for learning, so all students can succeed.

North Sanpete School District Vision for key stakeholders:

Teachers - create a nurturing learning environment of active engaged learners, regularly attend school, and are a good example for their students through professional and ethical behavior. Teachers also plan and carry out effective instruction using a variety of learning activities so all students can learn at their individual level.
Students - pay attention to their teacher, attend school regularly, and complete assignments. Students also ask clarifying questions, complete their homework, and get along with others.
Parents - ensure students come to school regularly, ready to learn.  Parents also help with homework, read daily with their child and support teachers, coaches, directors and officials in conversations at home.
School & District Staff – are technically competent, trustworthy and friendly. These employees are also hard working, good examples for students.
School Leaders - create a shared vision, understand student needs and are helpful. Leaders are good examples for students and solve problems by collaborating with parents, teachers and the community.

North Sanpete School District Goals:

Instructional Goal: At least 90% of teachers will meet or exceed an effective rating on the Utah Teaching Standards as measured by the North Sanpete School District Teacher Evaluation System (NSES). A percentage of teachers reaching effective or higher will be reported annually.
2015/16 – 97.3% of NSSD Teachers were rated effective or highly effective.

Student Achievement Goal: All students will show improvement including at least a year of growth or reach their IEP Goals each year as measured by SLOs, SAGE, DIBELS, WIDA, ACT, graduation rates, etc. Each school will report their success annually.
2015/16 – Teams of teachers at each elementary grade level and in secondary subject groups began aligning district curriculum and assessments, based on state standards, to measure student achievement for reporting this goal in the future. 

 ** Preschool Parents – To help all students start kindergarten fully prepared, NSSD will be offering FREE preschool for all IEP students and free/reduced lunch students that turn four by September 1st.  Tuition students ($60/mo.) are welcome on a space available basis.  Sessions will be held Tues-Friday for two hours each day.  For more information, East side parents contact Mt. Pleasant Elementary and West side parents contact Moroni Elementary.

All schools use online registration @ https://www.nsanpete.org/images//DO/OnlineRegistrationHelpDocument.pdf.

Funding Sources: Finances – Funding and expenditures are based on FY 2015/16 Local Property Tax - $5,373,109 (24%) State of Utah - $12,616,073 (57%) Federal Government - $2,339,365 (11%) Other - $1,688,202 (8%)   Expenditures: To address a growing teacher shortage nationwide, NSSD has invested significantly in teacher compensation in each of the last three years. Salary & Benefits - $15,714,991 (68%) Purchased Services - $1,075,201 (5%) Supplies - $2,590,634 (11%) Property - $1,893,865 (8%) Other - $1,690,510 (7%)   Property Tax Rates Local District Property tax rates will be less than last year or the year before. 2014/15 0.00786 2015/16 0.00792 2016/17 0.007784   Ethnicity Demographics – From the annual USOE report for the 2015/16 school year. White 2317 (85%) Hispanic 327 (12%) Native American 46 (2%) African American 31 (1%) Pacific Islander 16 (1%)   Free Lunch North Sanpete serves many students living in poverty, students learning English and students with various other challenges.  Most students are successful . Free - 467 (20%) Reduced - 314 (13%) Economic Disadvantaged - 515 (22%) Full Pay - 1079 (45%)  Student Achievement – The most current finalized SAGE data is from 2015 Language Arts SAGE Scores. Although some students start low due to challenges, with few exceptions, the longer students work with NSSD teachers, the better they do over time.  3rd Grade -  NSSD 2014 35.8 Utah 2014 44.4 NSSD 2015 42.4 Utah 2015 45.6  4th Grade - NSSD 2014 45.5 Utah 2014 41.8 NSSD 2015 30.1 Utah 2015 42.2  5th Grade - NSSD 2014 37.4 Utah 2014 41.9 NSSD 2015 37.2 Utah 2015 45.1  6th Grade - NSSD 2014 40 Utah 2014 43.1 NSSD 2015 41.9 Utah 2015 45.1  7th Grade -  NSSD 2014 39.3 Utah 2014 42.5 NSSD 2015 45.6 Utah 2015 43.5  8th Grade -  NSSD 2014 35.1 Utah 2014 44.1 NSSD 2015 45.2 Utah 2015 42.7   Math SAGE Scores  3rd Grade -  NSSD 2014 37.7 Utah 2014 44.3 NSSD 2015 44 Utah 2015 50.1  4th Grade - NSSD 2014 46.9 Utah 2014 47.5 NSSD 2015 42.7 Utah 2015 50.9  5th Grade - NSSD 2014 37.6 Utah 2014 43.7 NSSD 2015 43.7 Utah 2015 49  6th Grade - NSSD 2014 45.9 Utah 2014 35.2 NSSD 2015 45.8 Utah 2015 38.5  7th Grade -  NSSD 2014 50.3 Utah 2014 44.4 NSSD 2015 50.6 Utah 2015 47.5  8th Grade -  NSSD 2014 44.2 Utah 2014 37.6 NSSD 2015 45.3 Utah 2015 42.6  Math - Well above state averages in grades 6-8  Science SAGE Scores  4th Grade -  NSSD 2014 47.5 Utah 2014 43 NSSD 2015 32.7 Utah 2015 44.9  5th Grade - NSSD 2014 44.5 Utah 2014 45.6 NSSD 2015 49.5 Utah 2015 50.6  6th Grade - NSSD 2014 44.1 Utah 2014 45.5 NSSD 2015 44.6 Utah 2015 47.2  7th Grade -  NSSD 2014 24.7 Utah 2014 42.5 NSSD 2015 30.6 Utah 2015 45  8th Grade -  NSSD 2014 44.2 Utah 2014 46.2 NSSD 2015 47.9 Utah 2015 47.2  Science – By 8th grade, NSSD students performed above state average in 2015.   ACT Scores / Graduation Rates 2011 ACT Score NA - Graduation Rate 61% 2012 ACT Score 18.1 - Graduation Rate 79% 2013 ACT Score 18.2 - Graduation Rate 83% 2014 ACT Score 17.8 - Graduation Rate 89% 2015 ACT Score 19.6 - Graduation Rate 91%   All NSHS students first took the ACT in 2012 & graduation rates have soared.


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In October 2014, North Sanpete school district stakeholders were invited to participate in a survey to help the school board prepare a vision statement. This vision statement will guide district leadership by defining expected roles for various stakeholder groups, to include teachers, students, leadership, and parents.

Invitations to take the survey were sent to parents and employees via email. Students were invited to take the survey at school. Non-parent patrons were invited by distributing hundreds of invitations at various local businesses. Responses included:

574 total participants took the survey 240 were students
216 were parents
9 were non-parent patrons

27 were classified employees of the district
69 were certified employees of the district (teachers) 10 were district leaders
200+ open-ended comments were also received

Student priorities ranking highest included regular attendance at school, paying attention to the teacher and completing assignments; with homework completion not far behind.

Parent priorities ranking highest included ensuring regular student attendance, ensuring students come to school prepared to learn and helping with homework; with reading daily with their child not far behind.

School Staff priorities ranking highest included technical competence, trustworthiness and friendliness; with hard working and being a good example not far behind.

Teacher priorities led with creating a nurturing learning environment, followed by regular attendance at school and profession, ethical and legal behavior / good example for students; with plans and carries out effective instruction so all students are learning at their level and using a variety of learning activities not far behind.

School leader priorities ranking highest included creating a shared vision, understanding student needs and helpfulness; followed by solving problems and collaborating with parents, teachers and the community.

For more detail, Read full results here.

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