Comprehensive Plan Draft: July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018

A draft of the district Comprehensive Plan for the next three-year planning cycle to begin on July 1, 2015 was presented to the Board of School Directors during the October 14 Board meeting. The draft plan is available for review in most district offices at the administrative building, the Mountville Public Library, and here on the district website.

Suggestions for revision to the draft plan will be considered through November 3, 2014. Interested parties may contact Chris Adams, Assistant Superintendent, to share feedback about the plan. Any final revisions that are made to the draft plan, after consideration of input received, will be shared with the School Board at the November 4, 2014 board meeting. The School Board will vote on the final comprehensive plan proposal at the November 11, 2014 board meeting.

 

Strategic Plan: 2008 - 2014

In September of 2008, the Hempfield School Board approved the district's six-year strategic plan through the 2013-2014 school year.

The district uses the Pa. Department of Education (PDE) management tool called eSP to monitor implementation and reporting of the following six components or sub-plans of our strategic plan: 1) Chapter 4 (Assessment and Accountability), 2) Professional Development, 3) Induction, 4) Technology, 5) Student Services and 6) Special Education. Below, you see four key guiding anchors used by our district's strategic plan steering team: mission, vision, shared beliefs and goals. To view any of the six sub-plans, use the access links located to the left of this page.

Mission

The mission of the Hempfield School District community is to provide rigorous, relevant, responsive, and safe educational opportunities for students to become lifelong learners and contributing citizens in a diverse, global society.

Vision

The vision of the Hempfield School District is the achievement and success of all students.

Shared Values

We believe that:

  • Effective schools are built upon integrity and foster safe, respectful, inclusive, and dynamic environments
  • Instruction needs to be differentiated in order to engage students in respectful, meaningful tasks.
  • Innovative programs that utilize community resources need to be continuously developed and improved to support the social/emotional/physical, academic and career development of all students in order to broaden the educational and life skills needed for successful transition into adulthood.
  • Respecting and valuing diversity is part of the educational process and part of developing contributing members of both local and global societies.
  • By encouraging a process of lifelong learning we increase our capacity to develop contributing members of society, thus creating a better life for our students and world in which we all live.
  • For each student to attain a high level of academic achievement, curriculum must be both rigorous for and relevant to the student.

 

Goals

Goal #1

Four-Year Graduation Rate - The Hempfield School District’s graduate rate will meet an 80% threshold and/or show growth.

Goal #2

Mathematics Achievement - At least 56% of all students will be proficient in Mathematics, as measured by the annual state-wide PSSA assessments.

Goal #3

Reading Achievement - At least 63% of all students will be proficient in Reading, as measured by the annual state-wide PSSA assessments.

Goal #4

Student Attendance (any school that does not graduate seniors) - Student attendance will meet a 90% threshold and/or show growth.

Goal #5

Student Participation in State Assessments - At least 95% of eligible students will participate in required state-wide assessments.