April 25, 2018

Dear Parents and Community Members:

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER), which provides key information on the 2016-17 educational progress for Saugatuck Middle School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Dr. Timothy Travis, principal, for assistance.

The District AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site: https://goo.gl/APrLNd , or you may review a copy in the main office at your child’s school.

These reports contain the following information:

Student Assessment Data - Includes the following three assessments: M-STEP (Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress), MI-Access (Alternate Assessment), and College Board SAT.  Presents assessment information for English language arts and mathematics for grades 3 to 8 and 11, and science grades 4, 7, and 11, compared to state averages for all students as well as subgroups of students.  The report helps users to understand achievement performane within grades and schools, and to make comparisons to district, state, and national achievement benchmarks.

Accountability - Detail Data and Status

The accountability portion of the AET includes assessment of proficiency and participation rates, graduation or attendance rates, as well as accountability index values showing school performance on a 0-100 scale.

Teacher Qualification Data

  • Identifies teacher qualifications at district and school levels
  • Reports percentages of core academic classes taught by teachers not considered highly qualified to teach such classes

NAEP Data (National Assessment of Educational Progress)

  • Provides state results of the national assessment in mathematics and ready every other year in grades 4 and 8

Review the table below lsiting our schools.  For the 2016-2017 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student subgroup.  An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has three or more underperforming student subgroups.  A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state.  Some schools are not identified with any of these labels.  In these cases, no status label is given.

School Name Status Label Key Initiative to Accelerate Achievement
Douglas Elementary      NONE    NA
Saugatuck Middle School      NONE    NA
Saugatuck High School      NONE    NA

Students across all grade levels at Saugatuck Public Schools continuted to achive at high levels and demonstrate strong academic growth in 2016-2017.  In fact, Saugatuck Public Schools was recognized as having the highest rate of growth from third to eigth grade in the state of Michigan.

I would like to thank our principals, faculty and support staff for their hard work, caring and commitment to making a difference for our students every day.  I would also like to express my appreciation to our parents and community partners for supporting our students and schools.

Moving forward, our district school improvement efforts will focus on fostering critical, creative and consious thinking our students.  Specific initiatives underway include project based learning, inquiry based science, literacy and engaging mathematics instruction.

Sincerely, Dr. Timothy J. Travis, Superintendent

Saugatuck Saugatuck Public Schools

Printable version of Dr. Travis' letter

2016-2017 Saugatuck Public Schools District Report
Printable version of the District Annual Report.