Siletz Valley School is about to begin receiving closer attention from the State Department of Education as well as the Lincoln County School District so that it may boost its students’ academic achievement.
Siletz Valley School ranked in the bottom 5% of all schools in Oregon that have a high poverty rate in their community. State education officials say the low rating will trigger a “deeper diagnosis” into why student scores are so low and what can be done about them. State officials say once the diagnosis is complete, the state will step in with more support and couple it with greater involvement of the school district, teachers, parents and the community. That collaboration will create a plan, called a Comprehensive Achievement Plan, to attack the school’s problems and then turn the school around.
At the other end of the student achievement scale is Sam Case Elementary School in Newport. Sam Case students scored in the top 5% of schools that have a high poverty rate in their community. State education officials say that the tactics used as Sam Case Elementary to achieve their high student scores will be used as a model of success, among a number of others, to help lesser achieving schools around the state improve their student scores.Share on Facebook