Aloha-Huber Park K-8 celebrates student achievement
On a Wednesday afternoon, staff gathered in the library at Aloha-Huber Park (AHP) K-8 to celebrate the success in increasing student achievement. On hand for the recognition, were Superintendent Don Grotting, Deputy Superintendent Steve Phillips and Executive Administrator Brenda Lewis.
According to the 2016-2017 Oregon Department of Education State Report Card, all AHP students are making significant gains at a faster rate when compared to other "like-schools" across Oregon. That is definitely something to celebrate at AHP, where 85% of the students qualify for free and reduced lunch. AHP is the top-performing Title I school in the Beaverton School District. "The AHP team has done an amazing job of serving our most at-risk students," says Deputy Superintendent Steve Phillips.
AHP's nearly one thousand students come from very diverse backgrounds, speaking more than 30 different languages. This is the ninth consecutive year that all English Language Learners at the school have exited ESL services before high school, giving them universal access to college preparatory classes.
Lewis says AHP's success can be traced back to six key reasons:
- Excellent recruitment, hiring, and sustaining staff
- Shared leadership with advanced teacher leadership structure
- Focus on key high leverage, systemic practices that are evidence-based
- Monitoring by a core team of administrators and teaching staff with focus on core instruction
- Fidelity to an assessment system that responds to students' learning needs and alignment to state standards
- Strong staff collaboration
Says Superintendent Grotting, "Their laser focus on quality instruction and providing timely feedback to their students and parents are instrumental to their success."