Standard 1: Directions and
Standard: The school maintains and
communicates a purpose and direction that
commits to high expectations for learning as well as shared values
and beliefs about teaching and learning.
W. Munroe Elementary School recognizes the importance of
stakeholders' understanding and commitment to the direction and
purpose of the school as well as their input when establishing a
direction and purpose of the school. Therefore, the opinions
and suggestions of the stakeholders were incorporated in the
process of establishing the direction and purpose. Many
efforts were made to communicate the direction and purpose to all
stakeholders so that they would be able to understand the purpose
leading to their commitment to helping achieve the purpose for the
school. The direction and purpose statements are used as the
foundation for strategic planning which is evidenced in the school
The direction and purpose are communicated in both formal and
informal methods to all stakeholders. These efforts include
posting the vision in multiple, visually conspicuous areas across
the school, including the newsletters and school website. The direction and
purpose are also presented at parent meetings.
1.2 George W. Munroe Elementary
School utilizes numerous methods to develop and maintain a profile
of its students and community to effectively implement the goals
identified at the school. Multiple accountability documents
are in place to track student progress in meeting goals.
Standardized assessment data are gathered to address achievement
levels and needs. Parents and community leaders attend open house meetings, parent's night and other
various school functions to gain knowledge and assist in
working together to enhance and improve the quality of education
for all students. Suggestions of the stakeholders are
monitored from surveys collected. Information concerning
events, activities, programs, academic progress, accomplishments,
and accolades are reported through school and newspaper articles
and on the school website. Staff
members were issued a handbook during preplanning to document the
school's policies and procedures. Students were provided
a student/parent handbook and planner
during orientation. Student data is continually monitored through
the district's online data program. The TERMS program is
utilized to document enrollment, attendance, ESL and special
learning needs. Teachers also use the Engrade gradebook
link to record student grades.
1.3 All activities and programs at
George W. Munroe Elementary School revolve around its
purpose. The principal meets with the faculty and staff
weekly to ensure that a shared responsibility and school focus
is communicated. Staff meetings are held to also guarantee that the
school goals guide the educational process.
The school administrators participate in the district's annual
summer leadership training that serves as a tool for professional
learning. The Florida Department of Education provides a
series of inservice training programs to assist the principal in
gauging the instructional quality and educational accountability
within the school.
In order to ensure that the direction and purpose of George W.
Munroe Elementary School remains current and aligned with the
expectations, we include the goals in our annual school improvement
plan. The school improvement plan reflect
data gathered from the parent, staff and student surveys as
well as feedback gathered at principal meetings, and department
George W. Munroe Elementary School continues to increase student
expectations as we focus on continuous improvement.