School Improvement Plan

Greetings Parents, Guardians, and Community

Legislation (G.S. §115C-83.15) passed during the 2013 long session of the North Carolina General Assembly provides parents with an additional measure of school performance in the form of School Performance Grades. Beginning with the 2013–14 school year, the annual North Carolina School Report Cards display a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F for each school in the state.

Southwest Elementary received a School Performance Grade of D and a growth designation of Did Not Meet for the 2018–19 school year.  Although we are committed to improving this score, it is important to remember that just as no one single score or grade tells the whole story of a student, neither does it tell you everything about the performance of a school or the opportunities that our school provides. Southwest is committed to providing a well-rounded education for all students through various learning opportunities such as Makerspace, Tween Fit, Imagine Math and Nearpod interactive and personalized on-line programs, Science Olympiad, and Student Ambassadors, just to name a few.

As a low performing school, we are required to develop an improvement plan that specifically addresses how the school will improve both the school performance grade and school growth score.  The plan will also include how the superintendent and other central office administrators in the district will work with us and monitor the progress of our school. We are already engaged in the work of refining our plan and will present the plan to our school board at the next meeting on November 5, 2019 at 6:30 where the plan will be presented for approval. 

Attached is the 2019-2020 Preliminary  School Improvement Plan for Southwest Elementary School. We are always looking for ways to make Southwest a better place. In order to do that, we need your input and feedback. Please click on the link to the comment box to share your thoughts. Thank you. 

Sincerely, 

Ms. Kim Britt, Principal
Ms. Shannon Watkins, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Michelle Tysinger, School Improvement Chair