Schools may choose to describe up to two additional pieces of information about how their school is supporting students. These self-reported indicators are not factored into school accountability calculations but provide the opportunity for schools to highlight successful programs or practices in addition to the indicators included in school accountability.
EQUITABLE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Increased Focus on Effective ELD Instruction
More than 60% of our Mountain View Elementary community are English Language Learners (ELL). Students’ language development level is identified, and forty five-minutes per day is dedicated to targeted language learning through speaking, listening, reading, and writing instruction by ESL-certified teachers. Through deliberate changes and sharp focus, 64% of ELLs met or exceeded their growth goal on the 2018 end-of-year language development test (WIDA) compared to 31% of ELs in 2017.
After School Opportunities and Participation
After-school programming at Mountain View has grown to include Mountain View Virtuosos (a music program), Girls on the Run, Eagles Running Club, Chess Club, Learning Lab, and Mi Idioma Mi Exito. These opportunities, in addition to the after school program overseen by our district’s Community Education, provide students with learning well into the afternoon. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Running Forward, which is held once a week before school.