East High School is intentional in creating an inclusive and supportive environment where students and families feel safe and connected to staff and the community, diverse identities are celebrated and promoted, and high expectations and equitable access to rigor are the norm in every classroom so that every student graduates college, career and community ready.
The key strength of Madison East High School is the awareness and the celebration of diversity in our building. We believe all students can be successful if they are well-understood and well-supported by the entire school community, and challenged through use of a rigorous and relevant curriculum, delivered with dynamic and flexible instruction. As a school community, we are committed to working together to making this vision a reality for all students.
We are committed to ensuring a smooth transition and to providing all students with any supports necessary to ensure their success. This past year we continued fine tuning our system to keep our incoming 9th Grade students on track to graduate, and saw a 3% increase in students on-track- to graduate. We also saw our Graduation Rate increase by 2%, our participation rates for the ACT and Advanced Placement (AP) Testing has also increased tremendously this past academic year. We worked with a new partner, Equal Opportunity Schools, which resulted in a 14% increase in enrollment in Advanced Placement Courses and an addition of 100 low income students and 136 historically underrepresented students in AP courses for 2018-2019.
Area for Growth
Moving forward, we are hoping to be even more collaborative and systematic as a school community as we work to meet the needs of each and every student. We are continuing to build more effective supports and systems for all students but with an intensive focus on 9th grade. We are also working to personalize learning for all students by further initiating Personalized Pathways and establishing Academic and Career Plans for all students, to provide more authentic experiences to prepare our students for the future.
Our school supports MMSD's vision that all students acquire the skills and abilities needed to be successful, including a mastery of content areas, growth mindset, self-knowledge, creativity, wellness, interpersonal skills, confidence, cultural competence, and community connection. Through these skills and abilities, our students will graduate college, career, and community ready.