2012-13 School Year Annual Education Report
August 20, 2013
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2012-2013 educational progress for Riverview Community 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 Mr. J. J. Hatzl, high school principal for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site, Annual Education Report, a PDF version is available on the RCHS website, or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at RCHS.
The state has identified some schools with the status of Reward, Focus or Priority. A Reward school is one that is outperforming other schools in achievement, growth, or is performing better than other schools with a similar student population. A Focus school is one that has a large achievement gap in 30% of its student achievement scores. A Priority school is one whose achievement and growth is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.
Our school has not been given one of the labels.
The key challenges that Riverview Community High School faces is the low performance of our special education population in reading, science and writing. Math scores across all subgroups fell below the state averages. The school is taking an intensive approach to focus on improving these areas of need. Additional support is being implemented to help close the gap for our special education population and new mathematical goals have been put in place school wide to focus on improving achievement.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
Riverview Community High School is the only public 9-12th grade high school in the district. All residents and school of choice students who are in grades 9-12 are assigned to Riverview Community High School.
In conjunction with the district school improvement team, our building level school improvement team has developed new goals in all the core subject areas for the 2013-2014 school year. Increased rigor in Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies are specifically addressed through these goals.
The Riverview Community School District has been cross walking to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the past several years at all schools. Riverview Community High School will continue this process for the 2013-2014 school year with full implementation being the goal as we continue the adjustment process. Documents of the core standards can be found at www.corestandards.org.
Riverview Community High School participates in the EXPLORE, PLAN and ACT tests on an annual basis to measure student achievement. All students with Junior Class standing (11th grade) take the Michigan Merit Exam. Test results can be viewed at www.mischooldata.org and are available upon request from the school office.
During the 2012-2013 school year, Riverview Community High School held three conference dates, one per trimester. The average parent attendance for the three conference evenings was 42%.
EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
In 2012-2013, 21 students, or 2.1% of the student population at Riverview Community High School participated in postsecondary courses through dual enrollment.
COLLEGE EQUIVALENT COURSES
In 2012-2013, Riverview Community High School offered 4 college equivalent (AP) courses. 107 students enrolled in the college equivalent (AP) course, or 10% of the student population.
Riverview Community High School strives to provide all students with the best possible educational opportunities. All stakeholders are united in constantly finding ways to improve the academic success of our students. Congratulations to all who have put forth time and effort to make Riverview Community High School a fantastic place to learn and grow.
Joseph J. Hatzl
Riverview Community High School