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District Mission & Goals
The mission of the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is to inspire and prepare students as leaders, scholars, stewards and citizens for a diverse and changing world.
In the fall of 2010, more than 80 MRH parents, teachers, students, administrators, Board of Education members, and community members met to create long-range goals for the district. The results of the intense work formed the basis of the of the Comprehensive School Improvement Plan, which was formally approved by the Board of Education in February, 2011. A summary of the goals are listed below:
Small Class Sizes
In order to offer personalized instruction, MRH will provide class sizes at ECC of 20 students or fewer and 22 or fewer at all other schools.
Teacher Home Visit Program
Over the next five years, the Teacher Home Visit Program will reach an annual target of 90% (ECC), 85% (Elem), 75% (MS), and 30% (HS) families. Focus should also include all new families to the district.
The District will expand foreign language exposure and/or instruction. Success will be measured by reaching a targeted enrollment in programs of 20% at the ECC, the Elementary, and the Middle School, and an increase to 35% at the High School.
High School Rigor
The District will increase the rigor of the high school academic program. Success will be measured by the MRH ACT composite scores increasing to the state average or above, the AP test scores increasing to 3 or higher for at least 25% of students, and the percentage of students receiving college prep certificates increasing to 25% or more.
The District will develop or partner with programs to provide service to 100% of secondary students requiring alternative educational programming. The success of the program will be measured by increased graduation rate, increased college credit earned during high school years, improved disciplinary data, and improved attendance rate of these students.
The District will offer a competitive salary and benefits package, desirable working conditions, and a professional climate to attract and retain the highest quality teaching staff to lower the annual turnover to 10% or less for resignations other than retirement.