SIC Report to the Parents
School Improvement Council of West View Elementary
April 30, 2021
The History of West View Elementary
Nestled in a diverse residential community on Spartanburg's western outskirts, our school welcomes students from over 14 different countries as well as multiple states in the U.S. At West View, diversity is a strength, and students are provided daily opportunities to engage in learning of many cultures, especially through the unique Global Studies curriculum provided to every student.
West View has been honored as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School for being an Exemplary High Performing School, and continues the pursuit of securing an equitable, high-quality education for each student.
School Improvement Council Annual Goals
Instructional Goal # 1:
Instructional Goal # 2:
Mrs.Faulkner had to kiss Pearl the Pig as a result of the school-wide kindness campaign this past October.
Farmer's Day the D6 Way
Students enjoyed themselves during Farmer's Day.
We've Got Spirit
Mrs.Laney's class dressed to impress on Hawaiian Day.
2020-2021 School Highlights
- School-wide book give-away: Each student selected a book of choice to read during Winter Break.
- Full 1:1 Chromebook integration in grades K-5
- June 2020: Summer reading camp offered to qualifying students.
- Book Clubs
- Hour of Code
- Character Education program through Guidance Department every week
- WIN Time (What I Need Time- individualized instruction for all students)
- Inside of school reimaged with fresh paint
- Remodeled teacher workrooms
- 2 Sensory Rooms were added
- Social-Emotional Bitmoji Classrooms
- Targeted small groups for social-emotional needs
- Continued development on Compassionate Schools Training
- Free online book & ebook database for students to access anywhere
- School library website with free resources and tools for students
- School-wide focus on teacher wellness
2020-2021 School Improvement Council Members
Amanda Anderson, Parent
April Bartsch, Teacher
Divya Bava, Parent
Michelle Brock, Community Member
Dr. Shana Browning, Parent
Paula Gaskins, Assistant Principal
Shyasia Jeter, Teacher
Michele Koutras, Community Member
Dr. Vivian Means, Teacher
Richard Smith, Parent
Amy Faulkner- Ex-Officio
Amanda Zibell- Chairwoman
Gabrielle Jung - Gabrielle was recognized during the April School Board Meeting for her outstanding achievement in Science.
Patrick Jung - Patrick was recognized during the April School Board Meeting for his outstanding achievement in Science.
Hampton Parks - Hampton was recognized during the April School Board meeting for his outstanding achievement in Science.
Congratulations Gabrielle, Hampton, Madison, and Patrick! WVES is proud of you!
Dorman ROTC + WVES Flag Patrol
Dorman ROTC trained Flag Patrol on raising and lowering the South Carolina state flag and the American flag.
First Grade students participated in Earth Day activities, including mining for gems!
They See Me Rollin'
School administrators helped celebrate our faculty throughout the year. One way to show appreciation was through providing a snack cart for teachers!
Dorman ROTC + WVES Flag Patrol
iReady Math Growth 2020-2021 School Year: Overall Student Population
Throughout the school year, students experienced positive growth in math!
Tier 1(Green) represents the percentage of students who scored 'On Grade Level'. According to the end of the year data, 46% of our students are performing 'On Grade Level' or 'Above Grade Level'. We increased that percentage significantly from the Fall score of 18%.
- At the beginning of the year, 18% of the WVES students were on or above grade level. Currently, 46% of the WVES students are performing on or above grade level.
Tier 2 (Yellow) represents the percentage of students scoring 'One Grade Level Below'.
- From the beginning of the year until now, the percent of students in Tier 2 decreased from 56% to 40%, meaning 16% of those students move to Tier 1.
Tier 3 (Red) represents the percentage of students scoring 'More than One Grade Level Below'.
- At the beginning of the year 26% of WVES students fell into the Tier 3 range. With teachers using best practices and small group intervention throughout the school year, Tier 3 decreased from 26% to 14%. This means that Tier 3 students moved into either Tier 2 or Tier 1, showing considerable growth in one school year.
iReady Reading Growth 2020-2021 School Year: Overall Student Population
Throughout the school year, students experienced positive growth reading as well!
Tier 1(On or Above Grade Level):
- Currently, 55% of WVES students are performing on or above grade level. This percentage increased 22% from fall to spring.
Tier 2 (One Grade Level Below):
- Currently, 32% of WVES students are performing one grade level below. This is a decrease from our fall score of 46%.
Tier 3 (More than One Grade Level Below):
- Currently, 13% of WVES students are performing more than one grade level below. This is a decrease from our fall score of 21%.
Movement throughout the tiers shows steady growth. Each year, we expect growth with all students. This growth is supported by the data above.