Annual Education Report (AER)

April 22, 2019

Dear Parents and Westwood Heights Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2018-2019 educational progress for Hamady High.  The (AER) addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws.  The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability and teacher quality.  If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Mr. Leslie Key, Principal, for assistance at (810) 591-8633.  

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site:  file:///C:/Users/lkey/Downloads/NewAnnualEducationReport%20(1).pdf   or you may review a copy in the main office at Hamady Middle/High School.  

For the 2018-2019 school year, schools were identified using new definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup.  An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has three or more underperforming student subgroups.  A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.  Some schools are not identified with any of these labels.  In these cases, no label is given.  

Hamady High School has not been given one of these labels.  

Using data found in the AER report, Hamady High school improvement plan can be accessed in the fall on our website with other documents. Our school improvement plan focuses on increasing achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics proficiency. In addition, we strive to increase the number of college and career ready students prepared to enter the 21st century workforce. Hamady High School has created goals, strategies, and activities through the AdvancED School Improvement process. In each core academic area, strategies and activities have been designed to not only improve academic achievement for all students but specifically for students in the lowest 30% in achievement level. It is our hope that the strategies and activities will be successful to ensure higher levels of student academic excellence.    

Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) continue to lead school improvement by setting school wide goals and completing department tasks. This year our improvement team will continues to develop to develop SAT test taking strategies and SAT prep review sessions in all core areas. Department chairs were also responsible for mentoring members of their department in designing and mapping out curriculum in their subject areas. 

State law requires that we also report additional information (please see below).

  1. Students that live within the designated school boundaries are able to attend Hamady High School.  Additionally, families who are not residents of the Westwood Heights School District may apply for Out of District Schools of Choice.  Please contact Mr. Leslie Key, Principal, for assistance.  
  2. Hamady High School, along with the entire Westwood Heights School District, received district wide full accreditation from the AdvancED School Accreditation Program during the 2016-2017 school year. Hamady High School also maintains a continuous School Improvement Plan that is revised and updated annually to meet State and district guidelines. The focus of the school improvement plan is to increase the percentage of our students who score proficiently in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies on the MSTEP. Another focus is on ensuring that all students are involved with engaging enrichment programs.  
  3. Hamady High School provides instruction for students in grades 9-12. Approximately 19 juniors and seniors attended the Genesee Area Skill Center for a portion of the day. We also provide all students an enrichment experience after school through the 21st Century After School program. 

     

  4. A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF OTHER SPECIALIZED SCHOOL EXPERIENCES

     

    Academy West: Academy West is an alternative high school completion program for those students who have not been successful in the traditional high school setting. 

     

    Genesee Career Institute: GCI Technology Center provides career-technical training for 11th and 12th graders who wish to develop specific job skills. Approximately 40 different career-technical courses taught at the GASC Technology Center. 

     

    GenNET: The Genesee Network for Education Telecommunications is a 

    fiber optic network that provides integrated voice, video, and data communication technology. Students can take unique classes from teachers in other districts without ever leaving Hamady High School.

     

    Virtual Classes: Hamady High School offers Internet classes from a variety of sources 

    with different formats. The classes may be accessed from a home or school computer. Students may work on their online classes at times that fit their school and/or personal schedule.

     

     

  5.  Hamady High School has worked diligently to incorporate the state core curriculum, including the Common Core Standards for ELA and Math along with the Michigan standards and benchmarks, in other areas of the district's curriculum offerings. Core curriculum areas necessitating such attention include: Social Studies, Science, Health, Physical Education, Foreign Language and Technology.  The plan can be accessed in the main office.

     

  6. Hamady High School prides itself with communicating with parents during the parent/teacher conferences.  In an attempt to meet with every parent, Hamady High School teachers extend themselves by conferring with parents by other means such as phone conferences and face-to-face meetings during unscheduled conferences. 

     

  7. Currently, Hamady High School has (6.89%) students enrolled in postsecondary courses, college courses, AP and IB classes, and dual enrollment offerings.  

 

 

We believe all students can learn; therefore, we will establish high standards and create an environment that engages our students in academic work, resulting in academic excellence. 

 

Hamady High School students were also successful outside of the classroom.  The girls and boys basketball teams continue to perform at district and state championship levels. Our boys wrestling and football teams were district champions in the 18-19 school year.  In addition, a large number of students have received scholarships towards their college experiences, both in state and out-of-state universities. We are very proud of our students’ achievements and look forward to continued growth and progress in making every student a successful citizen.

 

With tremendous pride, the team at Hamady High School presents this report to you.  We value our role in the Westwood Heights community and the opportunity afforded us daily to be a positive influence on a new generation of leaders.  The high standards we set for ourselves reflect the belief we have in our students’ ability to achieve and the expectation that they will be successful. Our staff believes in the ability of every student to achieve and we will continue to work toward providing excellence in education.  

 

Respectfully, 
Leslie Key
Principal, Hamady High School

 

 

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