MUNISING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HIGHWAY M-28 WEST, SUITE B
MUNISING, MI 49862
School Annual Education Report (AER) Cover Letter
March 13, 2017
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2015-16 educational progress for the Munising Middle/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 Pete Kelto, Superintendent/6-12 Principal, for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.munisingschools.com/aer/mshs, or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.
For the 2016-17 year, no new Priority or Focus schools were named; some Priority or Focus schools did exit their status because they met the exit criteria. New Reward schools were identified using school rankings and Beating the Odds information. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap between the highest and lowest achieving 30% of schools. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Reward school is one that has achieved one or more of the following distinctions: top 5% of schools on the Top-to-Bottom School Rankings, top 5% of schools making the greatest gains in achievement (improvement metric), or “Beating the Odds” by outperforming the school’s predicted ranking and/or similar schools. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases no label is given.
Our school was identified as not having one of these labels.
One of the key challenges our school is committed to improve, is to close the achievement gap between our highest achieving and lowest achieving students. In an effort to help close the gap, we have added a math intervention class for our middle school to provide extra support, and have implemented a Peer to Peer Support program that pairs an upperclassman with an underclassman that may have special needs. We have are also implemented NWEA testing three times a year to help identify areas where our students need to improve academically.
State law requires that we also report the following additional information:
- Students are assigned to Munising Middle/High School based on their grade level. Any students in grades 6 through 12 attend Munising Middle/High School.
- The School Improvement Plan is monitored and adjusted annually by the School Improvement Team. The team meets monthly throughout the school year.
- Munising Public Schools has no specialized schools in the district.
- Munising Middle/High School uses the core curriculum developed by the Michigan Department of Education. A combination of Common Core, Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCEs), and High School Content Expectations (HSCEs) is used to cover the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The entire curriculum, including the Michigan Merit Curriculum, can be accessed at the Michigan Department of Education website at www.michigan.gov/mde/.
- All aggregate student achievement results for nationally normed achievement tests are included in the AER data that there is a link to in the second paragraph of this cover letter.
- During the 2014-2015 school year, 167 students had a parent or guardian attend Parent-Teacher Conferences. This represented 49% of our student body. During the 2015-2016 school year, 104 students had a parent or guardian attend Parent-Teacher Conferences. This represented 29% of our student body. We believe a change to a Friday evening may have lowered the amount of parents/guardians attending the conferences.
The following is also part of our report:
- Munising Middle/High School had 22 dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment students during the 2014-2015 school year, and 23 dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment students during the 2015-2016 school year. The 23 students represents approximately 11% of our high school enrollment.
- During the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school years, Munising Middle/High School offered one college equivalent course, Honors English, where students earned concurrent credit through St. Norbert College.
- During the 2014-2015 school year, 22 students were enrolled in a college equivalent course, which represented 10% of our high school student enrollment. During the 2015-2016 school year, 23 students were enrolled in a college equivalent course, which represented 11% of our high school student enrollment.
- During the 2014-2015 school year, 22 students earned college credit in our concurrent college credit Honors English course. This number represented 100% of the students enrolled in the course. During the 2015-2016 school year, 23 students earned colledge credit in our concurrent college credit Honors English course. This number represented 100% of the students enrolled in the course.
We are extremely proud of the performance and achievement of our Munising Middle/High School students, and are equally proud of the dedication and progessionalism of our teaching and support staff. Please do not hesitate to call me at 906-387-2103, extension 259, to learn more about our school.
Pete Kelto, Superintendent/6-12 Principal