District Goals

Spartanburg School District Two Goals 2019–20



Student Achievement


Goal 1: Spartanburg School District Two will rank in the top 10 districts in the state of South Carolina, with respect to state and local accountability measures. The mission of Spartanburg School District Two is to serve students by empowering them to realize their maximum potential while engaging them in rigorous, relevant, real-world learning opportunities within a caring, collaborative, and creative environment. We address the whole child in a safe and nurturing environment to enable them to develop physically, emotionally, and academically. In addition, we provide our students opportunities to grow in the fine and performing arts and through various sports and extracurricular activities. We believe this attention to the whole child is reflected in our growing academic results.

Goal 2: Elementary and middle school longitudinal achievement and growth will increase as measured in the following areas:
A. The percentage of students in grades 3-8 who score Meets & Exceeds on SC Ready ELA and Math will increase annually.
B. The percentage of students in grades 3-8 who score Meets & Exceeds on SCPASS Social Studies and Science will increase annually.
Students will grow more than expected in ELA and Math as indicated by the average
EVAAS category rating of 4 (Above Average Effectiveness) or better for elementary and
middle schools.
C. Students in the bottom 20% academically will grow more than expected in ELA and Math as measured by the average EVAAS category rating of 4 (Above Average Effectiveness) or better for elementary and middle schools.
D. The percentage of ELL students meeting progress toward their proficiency targets based on the WIDA ACCESS Composite will increase annually.
E. The percentage of students indicating a “committed” rating on the AdvancED Student Engagement Survey will increase annually.
F. By the end of the year, we will increase the percentage of K-8 students who achieve 70% or greater pass rates and an average of 30-49 minutes of instruction weekly in iReady Math from 30% to 35%. We will increase the percentage of K-8 students who achieve 70% or greater pass rates and an average of 30-49 minutes of instruction weekly in iReady Reading from 16% to 21%.
G. We will increase the percentage of students who attain annual typical growth from 63% to 68% in iReady Math and from 66% to 71% in iReady Reading.
H. We will increase the stretch growth percentage of students in grades 3-5 iReady Math who are 3+ Grades Below from 71% to 76% and grades 6-8 iReady Math who are 3+ Grades Below from 55% to 60%. We will increase the stretch growth percentage of students in grades 3-5 iReady Reading who are 3+ Grades Below from 60% to 65% and grades 6-8 iReady Reading who are 3+ Grades Below from 66% to 71%.
I. iReady Reading, Fountas & Pinnell’s Benchmark Assessment System, and Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) results will indicate improvement in the number of students on or above grade level in reading each year in grades 1-5 (two of the three data points).

Goal 3: High school longitudinal achievement will increase as measured in the following areas:
A. The percentage of students with passing grades of C or better on the English I and Algebra I EOC Tests will increase annually.
B. The percentage of students with passing grades of C or better on the US History and Constitution and Biology I EOC Tests will increase annually.
C. The percentage of students graduating on time based on the graduation cohort will
increase annually toward the goal of 90% or better.
D. The percentage of ELL students meeting progress toward their proficiency targets based
on the WIDA ACCESS Composite will increase annually.
E. The percentage of students meeting the college or career ready standard will increase
annually.
F. The percentage of students indicating a “committed” rating on the AdvancED Student
Engagement Survey will increase annually.
G. The percentage of graduating seniors eligible for Life Scholarships will increase
annually.
H. The percentage of seniors taking at least one AP or dual credit course prior to
graduation will increase annually.

Goal 4: Continue to monitor and improve technology to support differentiated and personalized learning.

Qualified Personnel

Goal 5: Recruit and retain highly qualified faculty, effective administrators, and competent support staff.

Goal 6: Continue to provide support and assistance to teachers as we implement the SCDE teacher evaluation system.

Fiscal Responsibility

Goal 7: Ensure that each taxpayer dollar is used responsibly to efficiently and effectively address student needs.

Supportive Learning Environment

Goal 8: Maintain school cleanliness and update and extend the long-range facilities plan annually in order to meet the needs of curriculum delivery and student population growth.

Goal 9: Continue to assess and improve school safety and security.

Effective Communication

Goal 10: Progressively strengthen internal and external communication and provide avenues for stakeholder input.
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