Iron County School District Mission, Vision, Values and Goals
The ICSD Board, district administration, and district leadership team are committed to the education and well-being of each student and educator. As members of a professional learning community, we have identified the following school improvement framework that is supported by our collective mission, vision, shared values, and goals that will guide the policies, procedures, processes, priorities, and day-to-day decisions of the district. We will acknowledge and address behaviors that are inconsistent with the district’s mission, vision, values and goals.
Mission: (Why we do what we do)
Reaching Higher: Creating a Better Tomorrow for ALL.
Vision: (What we will do)
Empowering ALL to learn at high-levels through systematic district and school-wide support.
The ICSD School Improvement Framework: A Dynamic Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
We invite you to view the following presentation to learn more about our school improvement efforts.
Values or Shared Commitments:
(How we will accomplish our goals and make our mission and vision a reality)
We will actively promote and support the District’s mission, vision, values and goals.
We will contribute to the success and productivity of high-functioning professional learning communities at every level of the district system.
We will hold high standards and expectations for student and educator success through self-reflection and collective inquiry regarding best practices.
We will focus our efforts on student and educator learning to promote and realize increased student achievement as identified in the six foundational components of the above school improvement framework.
We will commit to a high level of mutual support and trust among all members of the learning community at all levels of the district system.
We will manage the district’s resources in a manner that addresses the needs of the community, establishes community partnerships, and builds community support.
- We will recognize and celebrate the individual and collective efforts and achievements of the Iron County School District community.
Iron County School District
Investing in Learning for ALL
- Collaboration within our district MTSS Framework
- Continue to Increase the functionality of PLCs within our district MTSS Framework
All professional learning community teams will continue to increase their level of functionality by a minimum of 10% over the course of the school year as measured by the Formative Assessment of Collaborative Teams (FACT) tool in a pre/post context. *
*Anecdotal and observation data can also be considered in determining increased functionality.
- Mathematics within our district MTSS Framework
- Increase student math achievement in grades K-12
1. We will increase the percentage of student growth in math proficiency by 5% as measured by common formative assessments and SAGE.
2. We will increase the percentage of student growth in math for our students with disabilities (SWD) by 3% as measured by common formative assessments and SAGE.
- Literacy within our district MTSS Framework
- Increase student literacy achievement in ELA grades K-12
1. We will increase the percentage of student growth in ELA by 5% as measured by common formative assessments and SAGE.
2. We will increase the percentage of student growth in ELA for our students with disabilities (SWD) by 3% as measured by common formative assessments and SAGE.
· Investing in professional learning within our district MTSS framework
o Increase the use and effectiveness of evidence-based instructional strategies in all classrooms
1. We will continue to increase the level of expertise and preparation for all those who perform educator evaluations during the 2016-2017 school year by providing monthly instruction to our certified instructional leaders using the USBE ‘s Utah Teaching Observation tool to determine rater-agreement and proficiency.
2. We will increase the level of student cognitive engagement in all classrooms by at least 10% as a result of each school choosing a high leverage, evidence-based instructional strategy, as defined by Hattie’s (2011) Visible Learning research, to focus on for the 2016-2017 school year. This will be measured by regular peer observations and/or video self- reflections.
About Iron County School District, Utah
The first school in Iron County was dedicated on December 23, 1851 in Parowan, Utah. Later in 1853, school was also held in Cedar City at the Old Fort. Later in 1856 the first school in Cedar city was built. Iron County School District currently has eight secondary schools, nine elementary schools and two pre schools.
Facts about Iron County School District
Approximately 9000 Students
School District Office is located at
2077 W. Royal Hunte Dr
Cedar City, Utah 84720
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