RENAISSANCE HIGH SCHOOL
2009-10 School Performance Report
The Bremerton School District is very proud of our students' accomplishments. Each year, the Bremerton School District compiles data for a report to families and the community to highlight each school's academic performance and goals. These reports, released in the fall, include information from the previous school year and are available electronically and at each school in the main office.
Renaissance High School remains committed to three priorities:
- To help decrease the dropout rate for the Bremerton School District by serving as an option for Bremerton High School, grades 9-12.
- To provide an effective alternative learning experience to meet the needs of at-risk and alternative learners.
- To equip our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pass the reading and writing High School Proficiency Exam and the End Of Course exams in algebra and geometry.
In support of the above goals, we take pride in being positive and caring with our students. We offer a safe environment that focuses on active student participation. Due to this culture, we have very few disciplinary issues.
Our schedule offers classes every other day with no school on Friday. Students are rewarded for working hard and can progress based on their motivation and ability by earning additional points for additional work.
Twice each week, students have “Advisory” class where they meet with their assigned advisor who is in charge of their academic program and tracking their students’ progress. This time is used for team building, emphasizing school culture, and expectations as well as academic progress discussions.
As a staff, we are dedicated to continuous improvement at Renaissance High School.
Renaissance is located in a village setting on three acres beside the district office. Our school occupies 6,720 square feet, which includes seven classrooms and an office.
The Bremerton School District serves a community of 43,000 residents in and around the City of Bremerton, WA. The school district is comprised of five elementary schools (K-5), one Early Learning Center (PK-3), one middle school (6-8), one high school (9-12), and one home/school partnership (K-8). Enrollment in the District is approximately 5,300 students. the District also serves as the host for the West Sound Technical Skills Center, a cooperative career-technical educational program for students in grades 11 and 12.
We believe that all students can become successful, productive and confident members of our society. To assist students we will provide them with an educational environment that is positive, recognizes individual differences and has high expectations for achievement and behavior. We will work to meet the needs of our own community through a program that emphasizes: goal setting, personal responsibility, and choice.
Enrollment October 2009
Student Count 131
May 2010 Student Count 125
Gender (October 2009)
Male 58 44.3%
Female 73 55.7%
Race/Ethnicity (October 2009)
American Indian/Alaskan Native 10 7.6%
Asian 4 3.1%
Pacific Islander 6 4.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 10 7.6%
Black 8 6.1%
Hispanic 12 9.2%
White 81 61.8%
Free or Reduced-Price Meals (May 2010) 86 68.8%
Special Education (May 2010) 6 4.8%
Transitional Bilingual (May 2010) 1 0.8%
Migrant (May 2010) 0 0.0%
Section 504 (May 2010) 1 0.8%
Foster Care (May 2010) 0 0.0%
Annual Dropout Rate (2008-09) 29 22.0%
On-Time Graduation Rate (2008-09) 11 9.4%
Extended Graduation Rate (2008-09) 28 23.9%
Many factors influence school achievement, such as attendance and class size. Measuring these characteristics and others, helps the staff understand the student population.This enables the school and District to better meet students’ needs.
Classroom Teachers: 6
Clerical Staff: 1
Child Nutrition Staff: 1
Average Years of Teacher Experience: 12
Teachers with at least a Master’s Degree: 6
Certificated staff are approved by the state for teaching, administration, or special jobs. Classified employees perform duties not requiring official state certification. You have the right to ask about the specific qualifications of your child’s teacher.
Each school in Bremerton is allocated funds to support its educational program. These funds are managed by the school and are used for such things as textbooks, instructional materials, basic supplies, printing, equipment, technology, and staff training.
In addition, each school’s Associated Student Body (ASB) raises funds from the students and community. ASB funds may only be used for student-centered, non-instructional purposes, and expenditures must be approved by the ASB governing body.
District Allocation: $20,916
The State of Washington is the main source of funds for public schools, contributing approximately 64 percent of the cost of education. To make up the difference, schools obtain needed funds through local levies and federal progarams. In Bremerton, the local funds account for 21 percent of the total district budget, and Federal programs 15 percent. The educational program of the Bremerton School District is budgeted at $10,873 for each full-time student. These funds are allocated from the state, Federal programs, and levy funds.
Additional financial information can be obtained from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction at www.k12.wa/us/SAFS
. TOTAL AVERAGE COST FOR FULL-TIME STUDENT
State Allocation & Grants: $6,806
Federal Programs: $1,563
Levy Funds: $2,337
The Bremerton School District participates in the Measurement of Student Progress (MSP), formerly called the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL) at grades 3 though 8 and 10. The following charts show Renaissance High School’s annual results. Each bar on the graph represents the percentage of students who met or exceeded the state standard.
COMPREHENSIVE LEARNING PLAN
Baseline for identification of needs: We used 80% “Often or Always” meeting expectations as the baseline for identifying potential characteristics of effective schools that we need to address in our improvement plan. We have identified the following characteristics to focus on this year:
• Frequent Monitoring of Teaching / Learning
• Professional Development
• Parent and Community Involvement Plan for Frequent Monitoring of Teaching and Learning: Increased presence of the principal in the classrooms with the goal being “Every classroom, every week.” Development of systems to communicate with parents and students regarding standards-based progress, with the WASL strand data guiding instruction. In addition, we want to develop better electronic processes for informing parents and students of academic and attendance measurements. Plan for Professional Development: We are creating a staff development program for Renaissance High School staff that will utilize site and district resources.
The Bremerton School District has a comprehensive staff development program as well as instructional coaches, which we plan to utilize in the following areas:
• Reading and Literacy Strategies
The Bremerton School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, including gender identity, or disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures and complaints may be directed to the school district’s Title IX/ADA Officer and ADA Coordinator, Denise Zaske, at 360.473.1026 or the Section 504 Coordinator, Mike Sellers, at 360.473.4100. Their address is 134 Marion Avenue N, Bremerton, WA 98312