Hinckley-Big Rock Schools

  Planned improvement for the school and district
    During the 2000-2001 school year, and internal review was conducted at Hinckley-Big Rock High School by the Internal Review / School Improvement Plan Committee. Many accomplishments were identified. Some are noted below.
  • Thirty mobile laptop computers, with a wireless system, were used in the classrooms.
  • Twenty students expanded their Spanish skills with a trip to Mexico.
  • A new, portable sound system was used at many school events.
  • The staff and students began to use the Internet more in their curriculum activities.
  • There was an increase use of library resources in mathematics.
  • Digital cameras were used in classroom activities and presentations.
  • A student / staff recognition program, Renaissance, was organized and implemented
  • There was an increase in writing assignments and oral communications in the classrooms.
    The committee members continued their work and developed a School Improvement Plan for the 2001-2002 school year. Several sources of data were used in this process: test scores, student behavior data, classroom observations, student work samples, student shadowing, and teacher and students interviews. The following improvement goals were identified.
  1. Teachers will focus on activities to increase students writing skills school wide.
  2. The staff will improve teacher collaboration to promote student learning.
  3. Teachers will plan to implement and improve the use of technology by staff and students.
  Instructional Settings
Racial/Ethnic Background and other Information
White Black Hispanic Asian/
Pacific
Islander
Native
American
School 97.9 0.4 1.8 0.0 0.0
District 96.0 0.9 2.7 0.1 0.2
State 60.1 20.9 15.4 3.4 0.2
Racial/Ethnic Background and other Information Cont.
Low-
Income
Limited-
English-
Proficient
High Sch.
Dropout
Rate
Chronic
Truancy
Rate
Mobility
Rate
Attendance
Rate
Total
Enrollment
School 2.8 0.0 1.8 1.1 4.0 93.87 281
District 3.1 0.0 1.8 0.3 6.0 94.9 953
State 36.9 6.3 5.7 2.2 17.2 93.7 2,007,170


  Instructional Settings
Parental Contacts * Average Class Size (as of the first school day in May )
Percent K Grade 1 Grade 3 Grade 6 Grade 8 High School
School 100.0 12.0 20.0 18.0 16.5 24.0 17.6
District 92.5 16.5 20.7 20.5 19.7 22.5 17.6
State 94.5 20.9 21.6 22.3 24.0 22.6 18.2
Staff-To-Student Ratios **
Pupil - Teacher:
Elementary
Pupil - Teacher:
Secondary
Pupil - Certified:
Staff
Pupil -
Administrator
School -- -- -- --
District 92.5 16.5 20.7 20.5
State 94.5 20.9 21.6 22.3
 * Parental contacts includes parent-teachers conferences, parental visits to school, school visits to home, telephone conversations, and written correspondence.
 ** With the exception of charter schools, staff-to-student ratios are not collected at the school building level