Report on Excellence ____________________________________________________
2003-2004 Annual Report for Atlantic Community School District
Atlantic Community Schools Mission
ANNUAL REPORT INTRODUCTION
Wendy Prigge, PH.D, Superintendent
The mission of Atlantic Community School District in collaboration with home and community, is to prepare all learners to be creative, innovative, and productive citizens and workers in a changing society providing diversified opportunities to learn and apply relevant skills and knowledge in a positive, disciplined and challenging environment.
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Atlantic Community School District
1100 Linn Street
Atlantic, Iowa 50022
Student achievement in reading, math, and science is the focus of the Atlantic Community Schools. Student learning is reinforced by state of the art technology and an award-winning School-To-Work program. Along with learning these basics, staff members collaborate to create a positive learning climate where all students feel safe and connected to school.
Achievement in reading, math and science sets the stage for future learning. Many resources have been committed to continue progress towards high achievement in the core areas and to increase proficiency levels for struggling students. Test results show that the majority of Atlantic students are proficient in reading, math, and science, but we can do better. Our Iowa percentile ranks show that our students perform as other Iowa students and score in the average ranges for their Iowa classmates.
During the 2003-2004 school year, voters in our district passed both an Instructional Support Levy and a School Infrastructure Local Option tax. This has provided excellent support for staff development, programs special needs students, and instructional materials. Staff development is the key to increasing student achievement. Reading comprehension must increase in order for students to reach their full scholastic potential.
Teachers and support staff strive to increase achievement of all learners, from the talented and gifted to those with special learning needs, from preschool learners to the adults that teach their peers new learning strategies. Atlantic students will continue to leave high school well prepared to face challenging futures.