Fulton County Schools has developed a system of cohesive school planning practices that demonstrates the district's commitment to ensuring each Fulton County Schools student graduates on time and is supremely prepared for college and career, as outlined in the district's strategic plan, Building Our Future 2017.
Primary objectives of the district's school planning framework include:
1. Identifying and prioritizing opportunity areas to improve student achievement results
2. Creating plans to achieve specific student performance gains and meet student needs
3. Increasing transparency and accountability
District and school leaders are directly accountable for achieving the objectives and initiatives outlined in each school's plan. A critical component of the district's school planning model is developing engaging, transparent dialogue with parents, students, and community. Well-informed, involved parents and community members are vital to building a supportive, challenging school environment where students can fully meet their potential for academic, social, and personal growth.
As part of the data collection for our school's reaccreditation, parents, staff, and students completed AdvancED surveys in October of 2014. The surveys included multiple choice questions about the school's purpose and direction, governance and leadership, teaching and assessing for learning, resources and support systems, and the use of results for continuous improvement. In addition, there were three open-ended questions: What do you like best about our school? What do you like least about our school? What is one suggestion you would like to offer to improve our school?
Members of the RTMS Leadership Team reviewed and summarized the responses. Stakeholder Feedback provides an overview of the multiple choice responses from the surveyed groups. Survey Summary compiles the open-ended comments received from each of the three groups. Data and responses will be used to improve school practices and procedures as we move forward.