The recent release of performance reports for Seattle Public Schools, including Madrona K-8, sparked debate on and off line over what the ratings signify and how to interpret them. The middle school at Madrona K-8 received a 3 on the new 1-5 scale (5 being the highest) while the elementary school received a 1 (full report here).
This Wednesday, December 1 at 5:30pm, Principal Farah Thaxton will host a meeting in the school cafeteria to discuss the report and the overall data in more detail. While Principal Thaxton has already met with the Madrona PTSA in November to discuss the report, this meeting will be open to the public and also have a district data coach on hand to share insight on how the information was collected.
The goal of the meeting is to “give families another opportunity to learn about the data as well as invite the larger community and prospective new families to participate in the conversation.”
The school community will also discuss the two main challenges facing the school – student performance and under-enrollment – and the proposal on the table for addressing these challenges. The proposal put forward by Principal Thaxton is to bring unique programs in academics and arts to the school, including partnering with math and science program MESA and adding vocal and instrumental music and drama to the curriculum.
Incoming families and other community members are encouraged to attend tomorrow’s meeting.