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Madison Metropolitan School District

School Improvement Plan (SIP)

MMSD Vision Statement

Every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate ready for college, career and community.

How we are going to get there:

To accomplish our vision, we must also strive to meet a new set of ambitious goals for the future. These goals will help us stay focused on what really matters – keeping students on track for graduation and the fulfillment of their dreams, making sure our students experience thriving cultures and climates that lead to healthy identity development and holding high expectations for all. We’ll track progress on our goals, disaggregated by all student groups, and report publicly every year.

Students clapping at graduation ceremony

Goal 1

Every child is on track to graduate ready for college, career and community.

Teacher assisting two middle school students

Goal 2

The district and every school in it is a place where children, staff, and families thrive.

African american student enjoying a book in the library

Goal 3

African-American children and youth excel in school.

student artwork of hands reaching for hearts

Core Values

To make our vision a reality, we must be a values-driven organization from the classroom to the boardroom. The values articulated below represent our commitment as an educational institution to anti-racism, inclusion and alliance to all children and their families. These values will drive our decision making at every level.

Excellence.
We will ensure that our youth develop core competencies and engage in deep learning through rich, challenging, inclusive and culturally responsive learning experiences, in academics, the arts, and social-emotional development.
 
Belonging.
We believe that students, staff and families of all races, ethnicities, faiths, home languages, immigration statuses, disabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities are valuable members of our community. By creating positive supportive relationships, we will cultivate a sense of belonging for all.
 
Racial Equity and Social Justice.
We will take responsibility for the ways that our current policies and practices serve to reproduce inequities, and we will take action to close the gaps in opportunity that lead to racialized outcomes for children and youth of color.
 

Voice.
We will seek out and elevate the voices of all in our community, with special attention to the influence and leadership of our students, staff and families of color.
 
Focus.
We will be accountable to the community for high-quality implementation of practices that produce positive results and dedicate the time and attention necessary to manage complex and sustainable change.
 
Creativity.
We will make space for new ideas, embracing the creativity of educators and grassroots innovation in and beyond the classroom.

Sherman Equity VisionSherman includes and supports every student in an environment rich in shared academic, social, and emotional success that values the voices and experiences of our students, families, and community.

School Improvement Goals:

Goal 1

Achievement: MMSD will improve proficiency rates in literacy.

Goal 2

Achievement: MMSD will improve overall proficiency rates in Math.

Goal 3

Engagement: MMSD will improve attendance rates.