System Strategic Objectives
Mission, Vision & Guiding Principles
MCS Continuous Improvement Plan
Improvement Plans & Goals
Monroe County Schools use a continuous improvement approach to planning for improvement through the use of aligned and connected improvement plans...
Monroe County Schools use a continuous improvement approach to planning for improvement through the use of aligned and connected plans for each school and the district. This planning model is based on the Plan, Do, Check, Act approach to planning for continuous improvement. The continuous improvement plan for each school serves as both the short and long range planning framework for that site. The continuous improvement plan acts as an umbrella for all improvement efforts for the school. Each continuous improvement plan is aligned around the four strategic objectives of the school system:
- Attaining High Student Achievement & Success
- Developing Organizational Effectiveness
- Ensuring Student/Stakeholder Engagement and Loyalty
- Ensuring High Quality Professional Learning
The flow of our continuous improvement process can be seen in our using Continuous Improvement Plans, Visual Reporting, Balanced Scorecards and Annual Reports to Increase Student Achievement strategy map.
MCS College and Career Readiness
Performance Index Balanced Scorecard
Please note: Monroe County Schools, like other public school systems in Georgia, was not ranked in 2020 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. We continue to provide quality instruction in these changing times, and maintain our efforts to prepare our students for the world of work, military, college, and other post-secondary opportunities.
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2019 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) scores for schools and systems. The College and Career Ready Performance Index — CCRPI — is Georgia’s tool for annually measuring how well schools, districts, and the state are helping students achieve their goals. It provides a comprehensive roadmap to help educators, parents, and community members promote and improve college and career readiness for all students.Monroe County Schools is pleased to announce CCRPI scores for every school in the district improved from 2015-2016.
“We are extremely proud of the continued improvement shown in our school system over the past few years. This improvement is a direct byproduct of the leadership and guidance of our Board of Education and the commitment and hard work of our students, teachers, leaders, and support staff in our district.“ said Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman.
The CCRPI includes four main components: Achievement, Progress, Achievement Gap, and Challenge Points. These components, encompassing multiple indicators, are combined for a total CCRPI score on a scale of 0 to 100, with a possibility of 10 additional points. The CCRPI also reports other information, such as the performance of student subgroups, school climate, and financial efficiency status.
CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It was first implemented in 2012 under Georgia’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver as a replacement for No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
Monroe County Schools ranks 9th in Georgia school systems.
Monroe County elementary schools (K. B. Sutton Elementary, Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary, and T. G. Scott Elementary) as a whole rank #7 in the state
Monroe County Middle School ranks #20 in Georgia
Mary Persons High School ranks #17 in Georgia
The Georgia Department of Education released the 2018-2019 school district College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores earlier today. This is the second year of the Redesigned CCRPI in Georgia. In the chart below, comparison data from 2017-2018 to 2018-2019 can help us gauge how our district and individual schools are performing. Performance was based on the following indicators: Content Mastery, Progress, Closing Gaps, Readiness, and Graduation Rate. The chart below shows how Monroe County Schools performed against 2017-2018 CCRPI results and the state CCRPI averages.
As you can see, every school and the system outperformed their previous year’s CCRPI results and the state average for every level. Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman stated, “The CCRPI scores for our district and for each school demonstrate the planning, preparation, and overall performance of our students, teachers, and support staff. The consistency illustrated in these results show our collaborative professional learning efforts across the district are continuing to pay dividends. Student performance is a direct result of quality teaching and quality leadership. We have excellent teachers and educational leaders in our school system.”
All five schools in Monroe County also received a 5 Star rating (the highest rating) on School Climate, which is a measure of student discipline, stakeholder surveys, and staff and student attendance.
The four year graduation rate for Mary Persons in 2019-2020 was 92.1%, the highest rate every achieved in the school's history.
The four year graduation rate for Mary Persons in 2018-2019 was 86.6%, eclipsing the state average of 82.0%.
Monroe County Schools also recognizes the importance of having a quality board of education, engaged parents, and a supportive community in the continued success of students and teachers in our school system.