It is the mission of Azalea Gardens Middle School to provide all students with the best learning opportunities and resources possible. This we do in order to develop their best academic and interpersonal skills which will enable them to attain their highest potential in the pursuit of excellence as they transition to high school and beyond.
In attainment of this mission we will increase academic achievement of all students by raising the floor and the ceiling, having great emphasis on the raising of the floor in order to close the achievement gaps among the learners.
Ensuring that all students increase and maximize their academic achievement, we are developing students who will continue their lifelong learning in this proudly diverse community.
Azalea Gardens Middle School Instructional Focus
The instructional focus of Azalea Gardens Middle School is for all students to show measurable growth in reading, writing, and learning for excellence through the implementation of a school wide focus on reading and writing across the content areas as measured by SOL scores, a common writing rubric, and STAR reading.
For the 2018-2019 school year, at least 85% of Azalea Gardens Middle Students will pass all of their SOL tests. Of the remaining 15%, students who scored between 300-399 will obtain a gain of 50 points, and students who scored below 299 will obtain a gain of 75 points. In addition, each semester, 100% of AGMS students will produce for their writing portfolio at least one writing sample which scores an 8 or higher on our district-wide, 12-point writing scale. Also by June of 2019, students who score at or above the STAR reading benchmark will increase their score by at least one grade level. 50% of students scoring below the STAR reading benchmark will meet the benchmark, and the remaining 50% will increase by one STAR reading tier.