Under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the New York State Education Department (SED) annually reviews the performance of each school and school district.
As a result of this review process, the Jamestown City School District has been identified as a Target District for the 2018-19 school year. This designation occurs when one or more schools are identified as having low student achievement on state assessments and other measures of school performance, and/or when the district demonstrates overall performance that is well below SED expectations.
Within the Jamestown City School District, three of our schools have been designated for Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI):
- Carlyle C Ring Elementary School
- Thomas Jefferson Middle School
- George Washington Middle School
A TSI School is one in which the overall performance for one or more groups of students is well below SED expectations. This designation is based primarily on the results of the 2017-18 New York State assessments in English Language Arts, math, and science. In addition, a high rate of chronically absent students also contributed to each school’s designation.
As a result of this designation, each TSI school must develop and implement a plan for improvement in order to increase student achievement for underperforming student groups.
Use the links below to view the 2017-18 improvement plan for each school, including those previously identified under the former accountability system as Focus Schools.