MCPS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022

Statement from the Board of Education

This Strategic Plan represents our continued commitment to the five core values that define what it means to be an exceptional school system: Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence and Equity.

MCPS is committed to educating our students so that academic success is not predictable by race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, language proficiency or disability. We will continue to strive until all gaps have been eliminated for all groups. Our students will graduate with deep academic knowledge and become prepared for tomorrow’s complex world and workplace.

Our 4 Support Areas that Improve Teaching & Learning & Provide a Strong Academic Program

Our 4 Support Areas that Improve Teaching & Learning & Provide a Strong Academic Program

Who Are We?

Our School System
MCPS Student Demographics

Student Demographics

MCPS Student Demographics

Successful Skills and Traits

Our Students will be able to:
  • Display effective communication through reading, writing and literacy
  • Clearly articulate thoughts and ideas that are purposeful and meaningful
  • Use technology to support learning now and in the future
  • Appreciate the arts as a strength of learning
  • Accept diverse perspectives, cultures and multilingualism as a part of becoming a global citizen
  • Act responsibly in every situation
  • Engage in diverse thinking that impacts self and others positively
  • Display personal characteristics that support problem solving, critical thinking and inquiry
  • Share in the belief of service that benefits others
  • Participate as active citizens in the community, nation and world
  • Demonstrate a desire to become reflective as a way to set goals and accomplish tasks
  • Display character traits symbolic of good citizenship

Outcomes and Program Indicators

The mission of Montgomery County Public Schools is to ensure every student has the academic, creative problem solving, and social emotional skills to be successful in college, career and community, regardless of background.

While many of our students achieve at the highest levels, not all have had the opportunities, support and resources needed to meet their full potential. MCPS is committed to addressing disparities in student outcomes by closing gaps in opportunity and achievement for all students, in all classrooms, in all of our schools. MCPS has identified the following focus areas of student, school and system performance to monitor:

Students Ready to Learn

Preparing for the success in college, career and community begins at the earliest ages.

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Reducing and Eliminating Disparities in Student Learning

MCPS is committed to ensuring that student outcomes are not predictable by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or educational need.

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Students Prepared for College and Career

One of our fundamental responsibilities is to prepare students to lead the workforce of the future.

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A Safe and Healthy Learning Environment

Students are more likely to succeed when families are engaged and they are in a safe and welcoming environment to learn.

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Efficient Operations

Efficient and effective operations allow school systems to maintain their focus on student learning.

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Highly Effective Employees

MCPS is committed to hiring and maintaining a highly qualified, diverse and culturally proficient workforce to support the needs of all students.

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Data and Measures

MCPS has identified multiple measures to assess progress toward outcomes in the focus areas.

Students Ready to Learn

Preparing for the success in college, career and community begins at the earliest ages. MCPS continues to make progress toward providing greater access to prekindergarten; supporting student well-being; and expanding enrichment opportunities for our youngest learners.

Program Indicators:

  • Early Childhood (Pre-K, Head Start, PEP) Education (English Language Arts, Mathematics)
  • Physical, Social, Psychological (PSP) Well-Being
  • Elementary Enrichment Beyond the School Day (Field Trips, After School Programs)

Data and Measures:


Additional Program Indicators Funding:

$8.3 million

Literacy

Math

Reducing and Eliminating Disparities in Student Learning

MCPS is committed to ensuring that student outcomes are not predictable by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or educational need. Through our focus on access, opportunity and equity, we continue to make progress toward addressing disparities in outcomes for students of color and students impacted by poverty.

Program Indicators:


Data and Measures:


Additional Program Indicators Funding:

$13.4 million

Literacy

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Students Prepared for College and Career

One of our fundamental responsibilities is to prepare students to lead the workforce of the future. MCPS is committed to providing rigorous coursework; career exploration and engagement opportunities; and early access to college credit so that students have multiple pathways to choose from after graduation.

Program Indicators:

  • College and Career Readiness
    • English
    • Mathematics

Data and Measures:


Additional Program Indicators Funding:

$6.8 million

Literacy

Math

A Safe and Healthy Learning Environment

Students are more likely to succeed when families are engaged and they are in a safe and welcoming environment to learn. MCPS continues to increase outreach opportunities to all families and regularly reviews and refines its approach to discipline to address disparities.

Program Indicators:


Data and Measures:

  • Parent and Family Engagement Data

Additional Program Indicators Funding:

$2.2 million

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Goal Year 3 - 2020-2021

Efficient Operations

Efficient and effective operations allow school systems to maintain their focus on student learning. Operational excellence in MCPS is demonstrated in several ways, including direct service to schools and students; adherence to sound financial practices; and our commitment to environmental stewardship.

Program Indicators:

  • School Plant Inspection
  • Work Order Completion
  • Bus Accident Prevention

Data and Measures:


Additional Program Indicators Funding:

$10.8 million

Highly Effective Employees

MCPS is committed to hiring and maintaining a highly qualified, diverse and culturally proficient workforce to support the needs of all students. We continue to use targeted recruitment strategies, teacher pathway programs for our diverse supporting services staff, and regular professional development opportunities to ensure MCPS has the best educators in Maryland.

Program Indicators:

  • Professional (Teacher, Counselor, Administrative) Workforce Diversity Plan
  • Teacher Retention
  • Supporting Services – to – Teacher Pathways
  • Supporting Services to Professional/Technical Skills Pathways

Data and Measures:


Additional Program Indicators Funding:

$1.6 million

District Data Trends

District Data Trends

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