Our entire staff is excited and eager to get this year started. Our educational philosophy remains, that a positive school climate/culture is the best way to achieve academic success, and we will continue to make that my primary focus.
We made some fantastic gains, and would like to detail a few of the positives; from spring 2018 to spring 2019, Gifford's math MAP scores increased an average of 3% (per student) school-wide, and our reading MAP scores increased 2% (per student) school-wide. In addition, comparing spring 2018 and spring 2019, we decreased our OSSs (out of school suspension) by 26%. Although those numbers/statistics are encouraging, we are by no means content. We feel we are still not where we should be, and our entire staff is committed to improving on those numbers this year.
Thank you for trusting us with your child. We look forward to working with you as a team, so Gifford can continue to be a bright spot in the life of your student, and all students. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.