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Canon City Middle School (1262)

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Total Students Served

Grade 6 - Grade 8

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About Canon City Middle School (1262)


Canon City Middle School


The Colorado Department of Education did not calculate School Performance Frameworks based on 2021 assessment results. In lieu of this, Cañon City Schools use its annual Instructional Program Review (IPR) process to measure Cañon City's Middle School's progress toward its vision of s Student Empowered Learning Framework. Instructional Program Reviews take place each school year from the end of February through the middle of March, with the goal of reporting results back to each staff and school community by the end of the school year. In preparation for a review, school leadership teams self-reflect on the agreed-upon rubric. The Compass Committee, composed of students, staff, parents, administrators, board members, and key community leaders, appoints a review team to visit each school. Site reviews take a full school day and include opportunities for staff and students to present information and artifacts, as well as opportunities to observe live instruction. Official results are reported to each staff and school community by the Superintendent of Schools after they are approved by the Compass Committee. Certified staff use their school's final rating as a collective measure on their personal evaluation. Cañon City Middle School's final rating for 2021 was 72.93 % . The Compass Committee recognized Cañon City Middle School's effort to align its practices to the district's vision, mission, core beliefs, and attainment of its graduate profile traits and skills. As a result of this review, the Cañon City Schools Compass Committee suggests the following areas of focus to further improve student learning outcomes: Comprehensively review Healthy Kids Colorado Survey results, then act on areas in which the school is trending in the wrong direction, while also creating and implementing a plan to actively and explicitly (not passively and reactively as described in the Instructional Program Review) promote tolerance and civility on campus among students, families, and staff. Develop and implement a plan to comprehensively instruct and measure student development of the district-adopted traits and skills. It is expected the district itself must serve as a resource to support this effort. In the 2021-22 school year Cañon City Middle School will receive an additional $333 per student allocation, thanks to federal ESSER III funding. A preliminary proposal was submitted by CCMS to the district in April 2021 to guide how these dollars will be invested to keep the doors to the school open, catch students up on learning opportunities lost as a result of the COVID pandemic, and drive innovative education opportunities forward in alignment with our district vision, mission, core beliefs, and adopted traits and skills. Please review the feedback the district has offered on your proposal and submit a revised plan for approval, then see to it that each initiative is successfully implemented for the benefit of improved student learning opportunities and outcomes.



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