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At Tampa Apartments, we understand the importance of education in today's society. Parents want nothing more than to place their children in schools where they know their children will be in good hands. Especially when moving to a new area, parents want to make sure that there are appropriate schools nearby. Researching specific needs and wants for their children's education is the first step that any moving parent should take. A simple phone call to the school's district will answer most of your questions, but not all. Some cases may require a visit to a counselor who is more than willing to help a parent find the right education and school for their kids. The internet is also a very useful source for information regarding ANYTHING related to your child's education. Here is a link to the School District of Hillsborough County website.

School District of Hillsborough County

Vision
The School District of Hillsborough County will provide the best education in the nation.

Mission
We will provide all students the knowledge and skills necessary to reach their highest potential.

Values
Reading - Reading is the foundation for academic achievement.
Achievement - All students and schools achieve their highest academic levels.
Respect - Respect for others is demonstrated in all actions by everyone associated with the school district.
Collaboration - Students, staff, and community members team together to achieve success.
Ethical Conduct - Everyone associated with the school district will demonstrate truthful, moral, non-discriminatory conduct.
Responsibility - Individuals in the school district are responsible stewards of the public's trust and are accountable for educating all students to their highest potential.
Leadership - Strong leadership, at all levels, focused on student achievement is an absolute requirement to reach the district's vision.
Democracy - Democratic values are modeled and reflected in all actions of the school district.

Strategic Measurable Goals

The district's annual goals represent a focus of increasing student achievement. These goals directly support the School Board's vision, mission, and values and they connect with the school improvement process. These goals are designed to parallel the annual improvement process that will take place at each school site. Just as each school reviews their achievement of school improvement plan goals, so will the district review its results.

The 5% increase in various curriculum areas is truly a "stretch" goal, since the district has improved an average of 1.8% in reading and 1% in mathematics annually over the past three years.


The belief is that with the alignment and focus of resources and services to address a manageable number of goals, the district will accelerate the academic gains for all students. These goals reflect high expectations, yet they are also reasonable. Establishing 5% as a minimum increase will push the district and schools to identify critical success factors and formulate aggressive tactical plans. Therefore, if we strive for a 5% increase and achieve 3.5%, we will have accomplished more than if we set and achieve a lower percent of increase.

The school improvement process has been streamlined. There is a much stronger reliance on data-driven decision making. School Advisory Councils have been trained extensively this summer to identify goals to specifically address reading achievement, along with other appropriate goals as reflected by school data. District staff members have been part of this training as well, so that support for schools will be meaningful and supportive. Each school faculty and staff member will spend the day reviewing the school's achievement data for the prior year, along with data from other sources such as NCLB information, discipline referrals, attendance rates, and Whole School Effectiveness surveys. This comprehensive school profile then will be used to develop the appropriate goals for the School Improvement Plan. An important part of this process is the Individual Professional Development Plan that each teacher will write to address his/her needs as reflected by student achievement data. These individual plans then will be used as a basis for the design of the School Professional Development Plan.

Through the alignment of the district's Strategic Plan, individual School Improvement Plans, Individual Professional Development Plans, and School Professional Development Plans, all entities in the district--School Board members, district staff, and school-based personnel--should be able to articulate the district's vision, mission, and values. The focus is the same--increasing student achievement!

Goal 1
The percentage of students scoring at Level 3 or higher on FCAT reading will increase a minimum of 5 percentage points.

Goal 2
The percentage of students scoring at Level 3 or higher on FCAT mathematics will increase a minimum of 5 percentage points.

Goal 3
Student performance on FCAT science will increase a minimum of 5 percentage points. (Florida Department of Education will begin reporting FCAT level scores 2005-2006.)

Goal 4
The percentage of students achieving a score of 4.0 or higher on FCAT Writing will increase a minimum of 5 percentage points.

Goal 5
The district will eliminate the FCAT achievement gap by a minimum of 10 percentage points as reported by No Child Left Behind.

Goal 6
All schools in the district will be assigned a state grade of A, B, or C.

Source from Tampa Public Schools


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