Castle Park High School Family,
California has a new accountability system that is based on multiple measures. These measures are used to determine local educational agency (LEA) and school progress toward meeting the needs of their students. The measures are based on factors that contribute to a high quality education, including high school graduation rates, college/career readiness, student test scores, English learner (EL) progress, suspension rates, and parent engagement.
Overall, CPH is moving in the right direction. Our graduation rate over the past year has increased by 5%, moving from 86% to 91% of our Senior graduating from CPH. Our Academic Growth in our English Language Arts classes in one of the highest in the Sweetwater Union High School District at 94% growth for all of our students groups taking the SBAC. Suspension rates are down 1%, from 4% to 3%. We continue to maintain our level of absenteeism between 10-12% school wide. Over the past two years, our re-designation of our English Language Learners has been at 16%.
Our most immediate area of need for Castle Park High School is in our Math classes. Our Academic Growth in Math is only at 46% for all student groups. With this data, our plan at CPH is to reduce class sizes to 20-25 students in Integrated Math 1,2, & 3, and place two teachers in these classes for all of our Long Term English Language Learners. These are the students struggling the most with our Math curriculum.
We look forward to working together to continue to improve the high quality education your students are receiving here at Castle Park High School.