Annual Education Report

 

 

HAMADY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

 

3223 W. Carpenter Rd.  Flint, MI 48504

PH: 810-591-0890     Fax: 810-591-5140

 

 

 

April 22, 2019

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2018-19 educational progress for Hamady Middle 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 Ms. Dionna Ross, Principal, for assistance (810) 591-8653.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site www.hamadyhawks.net or you may review a copy in the principal’s office at your child’s school.

For the 2018-2019 school year, schools were identified using new definitions and labels as required in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has three or more underperforming student subgroups. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no label is given.

Hamady Middle School has NOT been given one of these labels.

Hamady Middle School’s school improvement plan can be accessed on our website with other documents. It is updated annually. Our school improvement plan focuses on increasing achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency. To address these gaps, Hamady Middle School has created goals, strategies, and activities through the AdvancED School Improvement process.  In each core academic area, strategies and activities have been designed to not only improve academic achievement for all students but specifically for students in the lowest 30% in achievement level. It is our hope that the strategies and activities will be successful to ensure higher levels of student academic excellence.  

We have supporting classes for students who struggle in core areas. We have both Reading and Math Interventionist, a Literacy Coach, and Paraprofessionals. Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) continue to lead school improvement by setting school wide goals and completing department tasks. This year our improvement team continues to develop PSAT 8 test-taking strategies, along with MSTEP and PSAT 8 prep review sessions in all core areas. Department chairs were also responsible for mentoring members of their department in designing and mapping out curriculum in their subject areas. While we are pleased to have reached last year’s goals, we will still work towards continuous improvement by setting new goals. 

State law requires that we also report additional information (please see below).

I. Students who live within the designated school boundaries are able to attend Hamady Middle School.  Families who are not residents of the Westwood Heights School District may apply for Out of District Schools of Choice.  Please contact the district registration office for assistance. 

 

II. Hamady Middle School continues to review student performance data and make the necessary adjustments to ensure that all students are achieving. The focus of the school improvement plan is to increase the percentage of our students who score proficiently in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies on the MSTEP and PSAT 8 tests.  Another focus is on ensuring that all students are involved with engaging enrichment programs.

 

Hamady Middle School, along with the entire Westwood Heights School District, received district wide full accreditation from the AdvancED School Accreditation Program during 2016-2017 school year.

 

III. Hamady Middle School provides instruction for students in grades 7-8th.  We provide all students an enrichment experience after school through the 21st Century After School Program. 

 

IV. Hamady Middle School has worked diligently to incorporate the state core curriculum, including the Common Core Standards for ELA and Math along with the Michigan standards 

and benchmarks, in other areas of the district's curriculum offerings. Core curriculum areas necessitating such attention include: Social Studies, Science, Health, Physical Education, and Technology.  

 

V. Hamady Middle School prides itself with communicating with parents during parent/teacher conferences. In an attempt to meet with every parent, Hamady Middle School teachers extend themselves by conferring with parents by other means such as phone conferences, emails, ParentVue, and face-to-face meetings during unscheduled conferences. 

 

VI. Currently, Hamady Middle School offers Honors Classes in all core areas and also Algebra I in 8thgrade.

 

We believe all students can learn; therefore, we will establish high standards and create an environment that engages our students in academic work, resulting in academic excellence.