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The key to effective school improvement and
sustainability is embracing shared leadership.
— Beverly Kingery,
Nicholas County School District Superintendent
Transforming school culture
and student achievement
When Richwood High School began working with
McREL in 2010, their challenges were formidable: high
poverty, low attendance and graduation rates, and
designation as a low-performing school for failing to
meet annual yearly progress requirements. In just three
short years, Richwood has increased student proficiency
from 25% to 40% in math and 29% to 50% in reading,
with particularly strong gains for at-risk students.
Attendance and graduation rates are up, and they’ve met
their annual yearly progress goals.
How did they do it? Through a laser-like focus on
instruction, supported by McREL’s comprehensive
school improvement program, Success in Sight®.
Working together, Richwood and McREL created a
purposeful community focused on shared leadership
and manageable, sustainable change.
or call 1.800.781.0156 to find out how
McREL’s Success in Sight approach to
school improvement can help your
district ensure a high-quality learning
experience for all students.
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