Annual Report

Annual Report 16-17 Final May 2018.docx

 

 

An Extraordinary School District 

Creek Valley School District comprises the three local communities of Lodgepole, Sunol and Chappell, Nebraska, with a vast surrounding area rich in farming and ranching history.   Our enrollment for the current school year is approximately 230 students.  Our district also maintains a very high graduation rate and we pride ourselves on the achievements of our students and the dedication of our entire staff.

This Annual Report offers important and detailed information about our assessment data, demographics and our curriculum.  Our students are very well rounded and have been very successful both in and outside of the classroom. Our staff continues to focus on the extremely important facet of ensuring our students will receive a well-rounded education.  We maintain a philosophy of continuous improvement for all levels of students, as we continue to challenge our students each and every day.

Additionally, numerous extracurricular programs are offered and well received by these students throughout the district.  We believe that our facilities are up-to-date and well maintained.  These facilities also provide an additional resource for our community to hold a number of activities throughout the school year in addition to school–wide programs.

CVS currently maintains 6 school buildings, as well as, a popular and enjoyable number of recreational fields which includes our all-weather track, a well equipped workout facility that is available to the entire community, a modern football field and two baseball diamonds.  The Creek Valley School system has been blessed to be supported by the Buckley and Virginia Smith trusts.  These trusts have enabled the district to experience and be able to appreciate many additional educational and extracurricular opportunities. 

The district finances and especially our levy has been positively supported by the community for a number of years.  This has enabled the district to improve our facilities while maintaining a very low and positive student to teacher ratio.  This obviously has allowed and enabled the district to develop and enrich all of our academic programs.  Our schools enjoy high levels of parental involvement, with outstanding attendance rates for Parent-Teacher conferences and continued parental support and interest in our School Improvement Plan.  

Our teachers and coaches are very fortunate to have outstanding support from our community, parents, and volunteers, at all levels in our many extra-curricular programs.  These programs include K-12 Music, K-12 Art, One Act, Speech, FFA, FBLA, FCCLA, Student Council, Character Education training and many, many more.

We realize that there is always room for improvement and I believe our staff is up to that challenge.  However, we ask you to examine the following information provided here and see for yourself the numerous positive aspects of Creek Valley Schools.  We truly feel that we strive each day, as our Mission Statement says in, “Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world”!




Creek Valley Schools

District Goals

 

  1.  Recruiting, Retaining and Improving the quality of our staff district-wide.

·         Improve staff atmosphere by expanding collaboration efforts for all district programs

·         Potentially offering advanced educational recertification opportunities

·         Expanded professional growth opportunities for Classified and Certified staff

  

 

     2.    Continue to enhance learning through improved student engagement and “expecting

             respect.” By the implementation of our district approved intervention program while

             focusing on accountability for all stakeholders and the use of positive reinforced

             learning.

·         Career readiness programs

·         Providing advanced level courses

·         Enhance Distance Learning (DL) classes,

·         Offering Career Pathways

·         High Ability Learners

     

 

      3.    Ensure a safe learning environment throughout the district by focusing on our

             Positive Behavioral Support program while embracing accountability for all

             stakeholders.

 

      4.    Improve communication and interaction with parents, students and community members

             by focusing on promoting the positive aspects of our school district and improving

             school pride.    

 

                                                   District School Improvement Goal

2015-2020


All Creek Valley students will build and use conventional, academic and content-specific grade level vocabulary across all curricular areas with a special focus on Mathematics.

 

  

 

SPRING 2018 DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills)

 

 

 

DIBELS is the acronym for the assessment tool Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills which tests oral reading fluency for individual students.  Oral reading fluency is the pace and accuracy of reading aloud.  Students “make benchmark” if they are able to read a given number of words per minute as established by the DIBELS program.  As an example, an average 3rd grade student is expected to read 100 words per minute in the Spring testing session.  In the chart above, 87% of the Creek Valley 3rd grade students were able to reach this benchmark.

School District Demographics

Report distributed during the 2017-2018 school term for the 2016-2017 school year

Name:                          Creek Valley Schools                                                            Approximate size of school district

District number:          Deuel County School district #25                                           265 square miles in Deuel County

Board of Education:    Julie Koenen, Secretary                                                          23.75 square miles in Garden County

                                    Jason Phillips, President                                                         282 square miles in Cheyenne County

                                    Amy Jay, Member                                                                   570.75 square miles in the District

                                    Marty Savely, Member                                                           School District Organization Pattern

                                    Paul Dykstra, Member                                                            Kindergarten/Grade 1-4, Grades 5-8, 9-12

                                    Mike Hansen, Vice-President                                                            

Administration:           Ron Howard, Superintendent                                                 Approximate number of children and families in

                                    Patrick Ningen, Principal                                                        the District, ages 0-20 years, July 2016 Census

                                    Tessa Fraass, Principal                                                            382 children and 192 families with children

 

Official Enrollment on September 25, 2016

Number of students                            Number of students                            Number of students

Kindergarten,  14                                Grade 5th,       16                                Grade 9th,       19

Grade 1st,        18                                Grade 6th,       19                                Grade 10th,     13

Grade 2nd,      18                                Grade 7th,       25                                Grade 11th,     14

Grade 3rd,       19                                Grade 8th,       16                                Grade 12th,     21

Grade 4th,       18

Total K-12 Official Enrollment--------230

2016-2017 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Attendance                      $21,232.89

2016-2017 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Membership                    $20,253.04

2015-2016 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Attendance                      $20,859.51

2015-2016 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Membership                    $19,902.93

2014-2015 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Attendance                     $21,790.93

2014-2015 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Membership                    $20,798.05

2013-2014 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Attendance                     $19,314.03

2013-2014 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Membership                    $18,409.43

2012-2013 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Attendance                     $18,892.70

2012-2013 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Membership                    $18,140.50

2011-2012 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Attendance                     $18,652.36

2011-2012 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Membership                    $17,819.80

2010-2011 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Attendance                      $16,477.80

2010-2011 Annual Cost Per Pupil-Average Daily Membership                    $15,723.22

 

 

 

Valuation

2016-2017 School Year          $272,581,726 Deuel County               $  36,320,393 Garden County                  $177,886,226 Cheyenne County

District Budget:

2016-2017 General                 $  5,956,580   General Fund

Fund Budget and Cash Res.    $     400,000   Cash Reserve

2016-2017 Building Fund      $     128,915

2016-2017 Depreciation

Fund                                        $    565,972

 

2016-2017 Tax Levies to       $ .788090      General Fund

Support Budgets Above       $0                  Gen. Fund Lid Excl.

                                                $ .011904      Special Building Fund

                                                $ .799994      Total Funds

 

Financial Information          $1,310,600     Gen. Beg. Bal. from the 2016-2017 Official Auditor’s Report Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017  

                                                $4,661,532     Gen. Receipts

$3,644,170     Local Taxes

                                                $   168,098     Vehicle Tax

                                                $     55,450     Other Local

                                                $     68,324     County

                                                $   526,406     State Sources

                                                $   175,714     Federal

                                                $     23,370     Non-Rev.

 

                                                $4,634,889     Gen. Fund Expenditures

                                                $2,209,552     Instruction

                                                $     87,387     Pupil Support

                                                $     93,482     Staff Support

                                                $   722,550     Admin./Management

                                                $1,071,754     Support Services Business Mgr.
                                                $   198,863     Transportation

                                                $              0     Debt Service

                                                $     16,102     State Programs

                                                $   129,599     Federal Programs

                                                $   105,600     Transfers Out to Lunch, Activity, and Depreciation Fund

                                                $1,337,243     Gen. End. Bal.

 

 

TAX LEVY COMPARISON BY YEAR AND COUNTY                                                                           

                                    DEUEL COUNTY                             GARDEN COUNTY                         CHEYENNE COUNTY

2012-2013

General Fund              $ 1.02991                                            $ 1.02991                                            $ 1.02991

Special Bldg Fund      $   .01968                                            $   .01968                                            $   .01968

Total                            $ 1.04959                                            $ 1.04959                                            $ 1.04959

                                    $   .00040                                            $   .00040                                            $   .00040

                                    Decrease from 11-12                         Decrease from 11-12                         Decrease from 11-12

 

2013-2104

General Fund            $ 1.027518                                         $ 1.027518                                           $ 1.027518

Special Bldg Fund    $   .022123                                         $  .022123                                            $   .022123

Total                          $ 1.049641                                         $ 1.049641                                           $ 1.049641

                                  $   .000051                                         $   .000051                                           $   .000051

                                  Increase from 12-13                         Increase from 12-13                           Increase from 12-13

 

2014-2015

General Fund           $ 1.021080                                         $ 1.021080                                           $ 1.021080

                                 $   .028561                                         $   .028561                                           $   .028561

                                 Decrease from 13-14                        Decrease from 13-14                          Decrease from 13-14

2015-2016

General Fund           $   .849915                                         $   .849915                                           $   .849915

Special Bldg Fund   $   .019998                                         $   .019998                                           $   .019998

Total                        $   .869913                                         $    .869913                                          $   .869913

                                 $   .151167                                        $    .151167                                           $   .151167

                                 Decrease from 14-15                       Decrease from 14-15                           Decrease from 14-15

 

2016-17

General Fund           $   .788090                                         $   .788090                                            $   .788090

Special Bldg Fund   $   .011904                                         $   .011904                                            $   .011904

Total                        $   .799994                                         $   .799994                                            $   .799994

                                 $   .069919                                         $   .069919                                           $   .069919

                                 Decrease from 15-16                        Decrease from 15-16                          Decrease from 15-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) Spring 2017

 

The following charts depict the results of Creek Valley students in the Nebraska State Assessment (NeSA) for English Language Arts and Math. English Language Arts and Math assessments are taken each Spring in grades 3-8.  Science tests are only given to students in grade 5 and 8.

 

District Results Grades 3-8

GRADE LEVEL

English Language Arts

MATH

Science

 (Grades 5,8,11)

3rd Grade

State Average:  202    

District Average:  201   

State Average:  113   

District Average:  109

4th Grade

State Average:  205   

District Average:  198

State Average:  113    

District Average:  100 

5th Grade

State Average:  198

District Average:  167

State Average:  111   

District Average:  85

State Average:  106   

District Average:  79 

6th Grade

State Average:  197  

District Average:  200

State Average:  108 

District Average:  86

7th Grade

State Average:  198   

District Average:  182

State Average:  106   

District Average:  84  

8th Grade

State Average:  199    

District Average:  202  

State Average:  102   

District Average:  98 

State Average:  105   

District Average:  109

 

ACT  Spring 2017

 

High School Results (Grade 11)

GRADE LEVEL

Composite

Math

Science

Reading

English

11th Grade

State Average:     21.4

District Average:  20.1

National:  20.8

State Average:     20.8

District Average:  21.7

National:  20.6

State Average:   21.5

District Average:  21.3

National:  20.8

State Average:  21.8

District Average:  18.5

National Average:  21.3

State Average:  20.9

District Average:  18.8

National Average:  20.1



District Volunteers

Creek Valley Schools had five regular volunteers that average a total of 5 service hours per week to assist in the instruction of our students.

The efforts of these individuals are very beneficial to our students, play a significant role in the education of our students, and we appreciate and thank these individuals for their assistance in the education of the Creek Valley students.

 

Free and Reduced Lunch

There were a total of 109 students receiving free and reduced lunches at Creek Valley Schools.  This number reflects a percentage of 45.60% receiving free and reduced lunches at Creek Valley Schools.  Families are encouraged to participate in this Federal program as it plays a significant role in additional financial aid for the school district.  All families are encouraged to apply for this program at the Creek Valley Schools.

 

Special Education Students

There are a total of 28 students receiving special education services at Creek Valley Schools.  This number reflects a percentage of 11.74% of students at Creek Valley Schools.

 

Faculty Experience

There were 23.5 FTE certified staff at Creek Valley Schools.  The average years experience is 14.08 years, while 5 teachers or 20.83% hold masters or above degrees. 

 

The average class size was 18 students, while the student-teacher ratio is 10 to 1. 

 

Credits and Class Offerings

Creek Valley Schools offered a total of 610 credits at the secondary level including the following subject areas:  Language Arts, Social Science, Mathematics, Science, Vocational, Technology, Visual and Performing Arts, Distance Learning and College Credit Coursework.

 

Graduation Rate

The graduation rate for the Creek Valley District is 94.44% compared to 87.63% statewide.

 

Title I

To be in compliance and receive Title I funding, the following information is required to be shared with the patrons of the district. For the 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, and 2015-2016 school years, Creek Valley Schools has had a poverty level above 40%.  Due to limited Federal Funding, Creek Valley Elementary School is the only site to have a building-wide Title I program, as that is where students can benefit the most from that program.

 

 

 

 

Other District Information

Creek Valley High School                  3rd and Washington Street

                                                            P.O. Box 608

                                                            Chappell, NE 69129

                                   

                                                            Phone: 308-874-3310

                                                            Fax:     308-874-2236

 

Creek Valley Middle School              630 Orchard

                                                            P.O. Box 158

                                                            Lodgepole, NE   69149

 

                                                            Phone: 308-483-5252

                                                            Fax:     308-483-5251

 

Creek Valley Elementary                    6th and Hayward

                                                            P.O. Box 608

                                                            Chappell, NE   69129

 

                                                            Phone: 308-874-2911

                                                            Fax:      308-874-2602

 

Much information about the District can be found at www.cvsstorm.com, including but not limited to staff and school board members email addresses, news, schedules and announcements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This concludes Creek Valley School’s Annual Report for the 2016-2017 School Year. Public schools exist at the discretion of The State of Nebraska’s Legislature, and are governed by the Nebraska Department of Education.  The laws the Legislature passes directly affect the money that is available to school districts, and the rules of the Nebraska Department of Education direct how that money is to be spent.  We want to assure all students, parents, and patrons, that every dollar spent by this district supports the Mission Statement of Creek Valley Schools; “Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s World”.  We want every person in the District to be confident that each Board Member, and every Staff Member employed by Creek Valley Schools is 100% committed to that mission. 

 

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