What is the School Improvement Team at Smithfield High School? 

All schools want their students to succeed. But schools can only make a lasting difference when they focus on specific goals and strategies for change. School improvement planning is a process through which schools set goals for improvement, and make decisions about how and when these goals will be achieved. The ultimate objective of the process is to improve student
achievement levels by enhancing the way curriculum is delivered, by creating a positive environment for learning, and by increasing the degree to which parents are involved in their children’s learning at school and in the home.
School Improvement Commission 2014

A school improvement plan is a road
map that sets out the changes a school
needs to make to improve the level of
student achievement, and shows how
and when these changes will be made.

What are the Responsibilities of the School Improvement Team?

  • Organize and manage a school-wide self-study process to identify important issues
  • Create action plans to organize the improvement process
  • Lead school-wide implementation of action plans
  • Regularly collect academic and data information, and reflect on student progress
  • Monitor and adjust action plans to better address student needs
  • Evaluate and review the effectiveness of the action plans
  • Report information to parents and central office
  • Begin self-study process again