ACS Data

ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL
Principal Wayne Howe

Addison Central School is at the heart of our community. For many years Addison children have grown up in this building and played on these grounds. The skills with which they leave prepare them for their years at Vergennes Union High School and beyond.   Although ACS has always been an efficient program and our boards known for frugality, economic circumstances have forced us to take a hard look at the programs we have and the expenses we incur. Decreasing enrollment and increasing costs are challenging. With Vermont’s new disincentives for small schools, our cost per pupil is now higher than the state average. Addison residents are assessed a penalty tax as a result. We are entering a period where difficult choices will need to be made.

 

During the fall of 2011 the 2nd and 3rd graders did research on the Lake Champlain Bridge.  

They incorporated math, science, history, writing and then took

a field trip to the construction site and interviewed one of the engineers.  

 

ACS Enrollment for 1998-2011

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

  90

103

106

112

129

124

137

135

126

141

138

131

136

142

                 Based on 1st day of school enrollments- enrollments increase and decrease throughout the year

 

The school has a yearly plan for improvement in academic areas, with a particular focus on writing. Students will receive daily oral language lessons. Success in early reading is critical and the school devotes a good deal of resources to this primary responsibility. In reading, the school uses a method called TextTalk to increase reading and writing vocabulary, and for more consistent use of early reading sound and symbols. ACS has a schoolwide literacy teacher who provides leadership and support for teachers and students in all areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. The quality of our math instruction is exceptional. ACS has a mathematics teacher who teams with classroom teachers, tutors students after school and supports teachers in using the best teaching methods. Staff is working conscientiously to improve our program and help students demonstrate the knowledge they have in the NECAP format. Teachers regularly meet to discuss instructional strategies and review student work.

 



Percentage of acs students eligible for free and reduced lunch over time

 

 

 


Source: VT Dept. of Education Food and Nutrition Management
              Eligibility Report by Fiscal Year

 

Percentage of addison households Served by Medicaid
Over Time

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

56%

49%

49%

52%

58%

47%

47%

 

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ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL

ASSESSMENT RESULTS

Addressing concerns regarding the performance of students who fall in the Free and Reduced Lunch sub-category of students remains a top priority for our students to make adequate yearly progress (AYP).  2008 saw the largest number of families needing assistance.  After some decline, 2012 saw numbers begin to rise again. ACS acknowledges the necessity of doing more to assist these students in achieving and maintaining academic grade level expectations. 

 

NEW ENGLAND COMMON ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

How do ACS students in grades 2-6 perform over 2 years time 2010 and 2011?
These charts show the test results for the same group of students for two years.

 

 

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

Group 1

 

 

Grade 2

Grade 3

Now in 4th

Group 2

 

 

Grade 3

Grade 4

Now in 5th

Group 3

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Now in 6th

Group 4

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Now in 7th

                          

 

 

 

 




 

                 

 

ACS NECAP READING RESULTS
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS PROFICIENT WITH DISTINCTION
ACS NECAP MATH RESULTS
PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS PROFICIENT WITH DISTINCTION





 

 


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