FLORIDA DIFFERENTIATED ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM2009 2010 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN
School Name: MIAMI BEACH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
District Name: Dade
Principal: Rosann Sidener
SAC Chair: Carlos Rodriguez
Superintendent: Alberto Carvalho
Date of School Board Approval:
Last Modified on: 08-18-2009
Dr.Eric J.Smith, Commissioner
Florida Department of Education 325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Dr.Frances Haithcock, ChancellorK-12 Public Schools
Florida Department of Education325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
VISION and MISSION STATEMENTS
PART I: CURRENT SCHOOL STATUS
The Vision of Miami Beach Senior High is to provide educational excellence for all students.
The Mission of Miami Beach Senior High is to provide the highest quality education through Small Learning Communities.
Brief History and Background of the School
Miami Beach Senior High is a Title I school with a grade of a B. Miami Beach Senior High School is a comprehensive and Full-Service School for grades nine through twelve located in the heart of Miami Beachs booming tourist economy. This 83 year-old school was established in 1926. It is located on 19.57 acres in Miami Beach at 2231 Prairie Avenue. The school is currently under construction. The campus has six classroom buildings, one gymnasium, and one cafeteria. The school enjoys a brand new state of the art auditorium and media center, as well as seven business technology labs, and eleven science labs. Currently serving the nine communities of the Miami Beach area, MBHS has 1,984 students. The students come from 65 different countries and speak 22 different languages at home. MBHS is a Full Service School with a fully staffed health clinic, providing both direct assistance and references to appropriate Social Service agencies.
Unique School Strengths for Next Year
After earning of 519 accountability points on the 2009 FCAT, Miami Beach High School earned a B school grade. MBSH enters the 2009-2010 school year with renewed confidence to attain the A. 87 % of the objectives towards meeting Adequate Yearly Progress were met. There will be continuity of leadership on the administrative team and the instructional staff remains stable, with very limited turn over. There will be two new department chairs and both are veteran teachers with previous leadership experience. The schools principal was a runner up for the Leonard Miller Principal Leadership Award, a state-wide competition funded through the Council for Educational Change. Enrollment has increased slightly, with a number of students returning to the school from private schools as well as 70 students who received Opportunity Scholarships via the Florida A+ Plan. The school is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. MBHS is applying for the Federal Magnet Assistant Program Grant. At this time, MBSH is a candidate for authorization by the International Baccalaureate Organization for implementation of the Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme. The school is also one of six in the Miami-Dade County District selected to apply for the Federal Magnet School Assistance Program Grant. The staff is well trained in data analysis and routinely applies the Florida Four-Step Continuous Improvement process to improve instruction. The AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program continues to grow and enrollment in advanced academic courses is rising. The number of Advanced Placement Tests taken in 2009 was 1,039, an increase of 51% over 2008. Additionally, the passing rate on AP tests went up from 44.97% to 47.64%.
The school also houses eleven academies. The academies are Ninth Grade Academy, Scholars Academy (International Baccalaureate Candidate), Academy of Hospitality and Tourism, Academy of Marine and Environmental Science, Academy of Information Technology, Academy of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Academy of Education and Training Services, Academy of Public Service and Safety, Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, Academy of World Languages, and Academy of Communication and Digital Media.
Unique School Weaknesses for Next Year
Miami Beach Senior High School will enter Phase 4 of a multiple year construction and renovation project. The existing
Gymnasium building will be demolished and an existing classroom building will be completely renovated. This demolition and construction will take place in the middle of the existing campus during the summer, fall and winter months, while school is in operation. Facilities will be limited, as there will be no weight training room and eight classrooms will be unavailable. Teachers will be working from multiple rooms and in rooms not designed as classrooms. The new buildings are projected to be completed in February, 2010. Due to its academic success, Miami Beach Senior High School will lose a Reading Coach position, which enabled a teacher to be released from classroom duties in order to provide the faculty with strategic professional development and coaching. Four teaching positions were lost due to budget cuts. This will negatively impact class size, especially in the elective areas. Seventy students who are new to the school will enter from neighboring low performing high schools via Opportunity Scholarships. This will increase enrollment in Intensive Math, Intensive Reading and ESOL classes.
The school continues to restructure into smaller learning communities. The Application B for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, to be completed in consort with Nautilus Middle School and Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center is due in December. The IBO will visit the school in 2009-2010 for authorization for the Diploma programme. The staff will also complete the grant application for the Federal Magnet Schools Assistance Program. While these projects present opportunities, they also require a significant investment of time and planning by the staff.
The following information represents the basic demographics of our school: The student population mirrors the community: 69% Hispanic, 19% white, 8% black and 3% other. Sixty-two percent (62%) of the students are eligible for free and reduced lunch, 11% are SWD, and 11% are ELL students. Standard curriculum students represent 78% of our population.
Population by grade is: 508 in 9th grade, 554 in 10th grade, 509 in 11th grade and 481 in 12th grade. Standard curriculum students represent 78% of our population.
In FCAT Reading grade 9: 21% scored level 1, 31% scored level 2, and 48% scored level 3 and above. In FCAT Mathematics grade 9: 9% scored level 1, 18% scored level 2, and 73% scored level 3 and above. In FCAT Reading grade 10: 33% scored level 1, 31% scored level 2, and 36% scored level 3 and above. In FCAT Mathematics grade 10: 10% scored level 1, 18% scored level 2, and 72% scored level 3 and above. In FCAT Science grade 11: 29% scored level 3 and above.
Student Attendance Rates
In 2006-07, the student attendance rate was 94%. In 2007-08, the student attendance rate was 95%. In 2008-09, the student attendance rate was 94%. MBSH received the Most Improved Attendance award in 2007-08 by demonstrating an increase of three percentage points and matching the district average. During the 2008-09 school year, attendance decreased one percentage point when compared to the previous years data and the district average. This is an area of need and the school will increase its efforts to improve student attendance in the 2009-10 school year.
In 2007-08, the mobility rate was 26%. Data for 2008-09 is not available at this time.
Student Suspension Rates
2006-07 Indoor suspension: 714. Outdoor suspension: 108. 2007-08 Indoor suspension: 694. Outdoor suspension: 166. 2008-09 Indoor suspension: 1,158. Outdoor suspension: 152. Suspension Data was retrieved from COGNOS. The suspension rates have increased over the past three years.
Student Retention Rates
The retention rate in 2007-08 was 4.1% which is almost six percentage points lower than the retention rate of 9.7% in 2006-2007. Data for 2008-09 is not yet available.
In 2008-09, the average class size in core classes at MBSH was 22.43 students. A point has been made to reduce class size in all subject areas and across grade levels to reduce discipline problems and strengthen the one on one relationship between students and teachers. The average class size in general education classrooms is: 9th Grade 21.74 students; 10th Grade 21.28 students; 11th grade 21.88 students; 12th Grade 18.11 students. The average class size in inclusion classrooms is: 9th Grade: 8 students; 10th Grade: 8 students; 11th Grade: 9 students; 12th Grade students were on consultative status. The teacher to student ratio in SWD education classrooms is: Varying Exceptionalities:1 teacher to 14.09 students; Emotional Behavior Disorders: 1 teacher to 3.45 students (although multi-graded); PMH: 1 teacher to 4 students with 2 paraprofessionals (although multi-graded). Autistic 1 teacher to 2.8 students with 2 paraprofessionals (although multi-graded).
Academic Performance of Feeder Pattern
The elementary, K-8 and middle school in the MBSH feeder pattern are Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center, Biscayne Elementary, Fienberg-Fisher K-8 Center, North Beach Elementary, South Pointe Elementary, Treasure Island Elementary, and Nautilus Middle School. Fienberg-Fisher K-8 and Nautilus Middle improved their school grades from B to A in the 2007-08
school year. Both schools are currently classified as Correct I SINI schools. Treasure Islands school grade in 2007-08 earned a B, and all other schools earned an A. Biscayne Elementary, South Pointe Elementary, Fienberg-Fisher K-8, Nautilus Middle and Treasure Island Elementary are Title I schools. Biscayne Elementary, North Beach Elementary, South Pointe Elementary, and Treasure Island Elementary all made AYP. Nautilus Middle School increased from a 95% AYP to 100% AYP. Fienberg Fisher K-8 Center has maintained an 87% AYP. Data is not available for Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center.
Partnerships and Grants
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA
MBSH currently maintains partnerships with the Education Compact with the City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, World Ocean Watch (WOW) and several local universities, major hotels and cruise lines.
The school also receives a grant from The Childrens Trust which supports Success University, a program for children and their families who are experiencing difficulty. In addition, the school receives a grant to implement the AVID program, and is applying for the Federal Magnet School Assistant Program grant, with support from the City of Miami Beach, to implement the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme.
Miami Beach Senior High School collaborates with district programs and services, community agencies and the business community in order to integrate educational services to all students. This collaboration includes; Exceptional Student Education, Adult Education, Vocational Career Awareness, Staff Development Department, Miami-Dade County Health Department, community colleges, universities, ESOL/LEP Programs, Migrant, Neglected/Delinquent, At-risk Programs, Homeless Agencies, the Parent Academy, the Parent Information and Resource Center (PERC), the PTS/PSTA, and Pre-collegiate programs at community colleges and universities. These collaborative efforts will eliminate gaps in service for the ELL students, children with disabilities, homeless children, and migrant children. An avenue will be provided for sharing information about available services, and for helping to eliminate duplication and fragmentation within the programs. Title I personnel will, on an on-going basis, work with the appropriate staff to increase program effectiveness of the instructional program. Representatives from these agencies will meet as necessary to coordinate various services for families and children to increase student achievement. Additionally, the school receives funding under the School Improvement Grant Fund/School Improvement Grant Initiative in order to increase the achievement of the lowest performing subgroups through comprehensive, ongoing data analysis, curriculum and instruction alignment, and specific interventions such as Differentiated instruction/intervention, classroom libraries, Project CRISS, and Reading Plus and Learning Express. Two federal grants have provided support to the school, Project RISE and Smaller Learning Communities. Project RISE is a teacher incentive grant and SLC provides support for redesign of the school into academies.
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School Grades Trend Data
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Trend Data
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) Trend Data
HIGHLY QUALIFIED ADMINISTRATORS
Position Name Degree(s)/ Certification(s)
# of Years at Current School
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AdministratorPrior Performance Record *
Principal Rosann Sidener
BA and MEd in Music Education from Univ. of Miami, MS Educational Leadership and EdD in Educational Administration from Columbia University. Certification in Music, School Principal and Educational Leadership
Miami Beach Senior High School 2008-2009: School Grade: B, Reading Mastery: 44%, Math Mastery: 74% maintained a school grade of a B from the 2007-08 school year. AYP: 87% was not achieved.
Miami Beach Senior High School 2007-08 School Grade B, up from a D in 2006-07. AYP achieved in all areas except for SWD and ELL in 2007-08.
Miami Beach Senior High School 2007-2008: School Grade: B, Reading Mastery: 40%, Math Mastery: 66%, AYP: 95%
Booker T. Washington Senior High School 2006-2007: School Grades F, Reading Mastery: 11%, Math Mastery: 36%, down from a D in 2005-06. AYP: 64% not achieved.
Booker T. Washington Senior High School 2005-2006: School Grade D, Reading Mastery: 10%, Math Mastery: 34%, up from an F in 2004-05. AYP: 56% not achieved.
Booker T. Washington Senior High School 2004-2005: School Grade D, Reading Mastery: 9%, Math Mastery: 29%, maintained a D in 2003-04. AYP: 50% not achieved.
Miami Beach Senior High School
HIGHLY QUALIFIED INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES
Assis Principal Ramon Patrice
BA in Political Science and History from University of Massachusetts, MS in Educational Leadership. Certification in History and Educational Leadership
2008-09: School Grade: B, Reading Mastery: 44%, Math Mastery: 74% maintained a school grade of a B from the 2007-08 school year. AYP: 87% was not achieved.
Miami Beach Senior High School 2007-2008: School Grade: B, Reading Mastery: 40%, Math Mastery: 66%, AYP: 95% not achieved.
Miami Beach Senior High School 2006-2007: School Grade: D, Reading Mastery: 30%, Math Mastery: 55%...