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Student Particpation and Performance

Student Participation


Many students at Morse participate in clubs and organized activities including: athletics, ASB, cheerleading, band, dance, and JROTC.

Student Participation

2010-2011

2011-2012

Club Participation

958

1020

Athletics

655

685

Drama

35

54

Band, Choir, Orchestra

104

169

JROTC

184

189

Dance Team / Cheer Participation

141

154

 

Financial Support


Funding changes annually. Over past two years, Morse has faced the same budget restraints and challenges as all schools in the state. Knowing the budget situation was unfavorable and with the impending budget cuts, Morse continues to apply for grants to help subsidize the loss of funds.

 

Student Funding

Per Pupil Expenditures reported by district

$4,695

 

Standard/Ongoing Funding Sources at Morse

Note: The cost of employee salaries paid by the district allocations is not included in this summary. Only salaries included in categorical funds are included below.

 

General  (supplies, athletics, custodial supplies, SIMS, supplemental counseling, CAHSEE support)

 

$213,712

GATE Funds

N/A effective 2011-2012

ELL Funds

$85,129

Title I

$549,094

Other categorical (Microsoft settlement, PE Grant, Striving Readers, Special Education non-

personnel, CAPP, etc.)

 

$50,000


2012-2013 New Funding Sources

Title I funding for the 2012-2013 school year will depend on how the district votes to allocate the funding. Four different proposals are going before the board to vote on and the tiered ranges for Morse.
 
 

Student Performance Data

 

Morse monitors the achievement gap of all subgroups. Data is shared with teachers in all subject areas so they can pay attention to students in their classes, offer additional support, utilize research-based strategies, and help improve the proficiency levels of all students for greater academic achievement.


API and AYP

Morse has made gains in standardized testing for the past two years which are indicated by the recent increased API ranks for state and similar schools.

 

API Ranks

 

2006-2007

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

State Rank

3

3

3

4

4

Similar Schools Rank

3

4

3

5

5

** Data released in Spring 2012

 

 

 

 

 

Morse has not met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) federal goals due to struggling subgroup populations. More data and information will be covered throughout the report.

 

AYP Score

 

2007-2008

2007-2008

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

AYP Goals Needed

26

26

26

26

26

AYP Goals Achieved

17

17

16

17

17

AYP Met

No

No

No

No

No

** Data released in Spring 2012

 

 

 

 

 

California Standards Test (CST)

In English language arts performance, there has been a decline in Far Below Basic (FBB) and Below Basic (BB) scores and an increase in Proficient (P) and Advanced (A) scores showing a positive growth trend. In mathematics, Morse High School has fewer students in the FBB and BB categories and there have been increased Basic and Proficient performance levels. Advanced scores have remained low.  Science performance has been inconsistent in nearly all weighted categories, although advanced performance has shown slight increases annually.  10th grade students at Morse have improved on the NCLB Life Science scores by improving the FBB and BB levels, and there have been slight gains in Proficient and Advanced scores.  Student performance has grown in Proficient and Advanced levels while improving significantly at the FBB and BB levels in U.S. history. World history scores also show an improvement in FBB and BB performance with increased Proficient and Advanced levels of performance.

 

 

CAHSEE

CAHSEE pass rates in both English language arts and mathematics were fairly level and then decreased for the 10th grade students last year (current 11th graders). The proficiency rate increased, however, even when pass rates were level. Increased opportunities for CAHSEE support have been built into the master schedule within the school day to provide supplemental learning for students identified based on practice CAHSEE results, CST performance levels, and/or 8th grade math and English grades.

 

Note: Data is recorded by “Class of” (not the actual year tested)

 

CAHSEE: English Language Arts (results from 10th grade year)

 

Passed

Not Passed

Proficient

Class of 2013

81%

18%

54%

Class of 2012

88%

12%

46%

Class of 2011

88%

12%

39%

 

 

 

 

CAHSEE: Mathematics (results from 10th grade year)

 

Passed

Not Passed

Proficient

Class of 2013

74%

25%

50%

Class of 2012

84%

16%

52%

Class of 2011

84%

14%

40%

 

California English Language Development Test (CELDT)

English Language Learners benefit from teachers with required SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English) certification and/or a CLAD credential. Teachers have been offered QTEL (Quality Teaching for English Learners) and SDAIE training to incorporate new strategies in the classroom across all content areas to provide EL students more curricular support.