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Accountability and flexibility are hallmarks of Gwinnett County Public Schools' success. Key to that success is ensuring that each school community understands the progress being made by its schools, as well as what plans will drive improvement. Each school creates a collaborative Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI) to increase student achievement results, with targeted goals based on the four strategic priorities within the district’s Blueprint for the Future: Empathy, Equity, Effectiveness, and Excellence. All schools across the district will focus on goals 2A- Multi-tiered Systems of Support and 2B- Opportunity and Access. Additionally, schools are required to select one goal from each of the other strategic priorities. LSPI goals are dynamic, like our schools, and are updated to reflect changes that occur in schools. Multiple data points are used to determine areas needing improvement and to identify specific, measurable, annual objectives. Schools then determine how to use research-based strategies to achieve these goals, using flexibility as needed. The LSPI development process involves teachers, parents, students, and community members, so the entire school community has the opportunity to be involved in conversations about school improvement.


2023 - 2024 Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI)

School: MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH           Principal: Stephanie Stewart

District Strategic Priorities/Goals Rationale Action Steps
(Implementation Design)
How will you measure growth?
Growth Factors (Baseline & Targets)
Empathy 1.B - Staff and Student Well Being

We believe that when students have a strong sense of belonging, it leads to a better overall student experience and improves learning outcomes.  In reviewing our EES survey results, we believe there is opportunity for growth in this area.

  1. Utilize PBIS strategies to better connect each and every student and increase a sense of belonging.
  2. Clearly communicate behavioral expectations to increase student success.
  3. Implement Character Strong Advisement Lessons regularly during advisement.
  4. Continue utilizing the Principal's Advisory Committee to gain insight into student perspectives and train them as school ambassadors.
  5. Train staff in restorative practices
  6. Focus on staff well-being through regular SEL tips for adults provided by our local school  PBIS Team.
  7. Focus on regular staff appreciation and recognition activities and treats (whole staff and by department).

Sense of Belonging – Student Survey

  1. I enjoy coming to this school

      Baseline: 38% responded positively

      Target Goal: 46%        

  1. I feel safe at school

 Baseline: 48.9%

 Target Goal: 54% 


Sense of Belonging – Staff Survey

  1. When there is a problem in my school, we talk about how to solve it (all staff):

 Baseline: 51%

 Target Goal: 58%    

  1. My principal/administrator cares about me as a person:

 Baseline: 83%

 Target Goal: 86%

Equity 2.A - Multi-tiered System of Supports

We desire to create conditions under which each and every child receives what they need to develop to their full academic and social potential.

  1. Continue to grow and improve PBIS.

  2. Use of Character Strong SEL lessons during regular advisement.
  3. Utilize MTSS Coordinator to lead effective MTSS interventions and processes, and support teachers with REP and Tier 1 instruction.
  4. Utilize MTSS Core Team to regularly look at data to ensure students get the interventions and extensions they need.
  5. Streamline the SST and Bear Talk Process.
  6. Streamline the 504 Process.

1.  Increase PBIS Level:

     Baseline: Operational

     Target Goal: Maintain Operational (moving toward Distinguished in 24-25)


2.  MTSS screening and wellbeing:

     Baseline: 95%

     Target Goal: 95%


3.  Student Achievement - Overall percentage of P/D GMAS Scores:

     Baseline: 47%

     Target Goal: 52%



Equity 2.B - Opportunity and Access

We believe it is important to provide access for each and every student to opportunities that can positively affect their future.

  1. Increase communication to ensure all students and parents are aware of advanced coursework opportunities such as AP classes and dual enrollment.

  2. Increase communication to ensure all students and parents are aware of Maxwell/Grayson opportunities.
  3. Increase communication to ensure all students and parents are aware of Career and Technical Education Pathway opportunities.
  4. Use Universal Screener (Map) to increase referrals to gifted program.
  5. Give SAT during the school day.

1.  Increasing overall gifted percentage:

Baseline: 20%

Target Goal: 23%

2.  SAT Participation 

Baseline: 95%

Target Goal: 95%


Effectiveness 3.A - Results-Based Evaluation System

Mountain View High School will utilize the inputs, behaviors, and outcomes that determine the standards for student success.

  1. Create and communicate an instructional framework for Mountain View.
  2. Utilize CLTs to plan for high quality Tier 1 instruction such as analyzing data and designing lessons using the MVHS instructional framework and QPTS.
  3. Utilize CLTs to plan for differentiated instruction/small groups based on formative assessments.
  4. Increase the number of teachers with Gifted and ESOL certification to help meet the needs of each and every student.
  5. Utilize peer observation and instructional coaching for teacher staff development.
  6. Partner with the GCPS Department of Teaching and Learning to provide instructional leadership staff development to department chairs.

GMAS Data 2022-2023



     American Lit. and Comp - 81%

     Algebra 1 - 65%

     U.S. History - 75%

     Biology - 84%

Target Goals:

     American Lit. and Comp - 84%

     Algebra 1 - 68%

     U.S. History - 79%

     Biology - 87%

2.  EES staff survey data: Peer observation/coaching and feedback is a tool we use to improve instruction.
        Baseline - 53%
        Target Goal - 60%

3.  EES staff survey data: Feedback from classroom observations leads to meaningful change in instructional practice.
        Baseline - 61%
        Target Goal - 66%

Excellence 4.B - Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness

We believe it is important to prepare each and every student for post-secondary and workforce readiness so that they have multiple pathways to success based on their demonstrated knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests.

  1. Focus on differentiation and quality Tier 1 instruction. 
  2. Implement Department/Team plans for additional academic help time and NTI completion.
  3. Provide multiple options for credit recovery.
  4. Add an additional CTAE pathway (move from 5 to 6) to give students additional pathways for workforce readiness.
  5. Create opportunities for students to co-author their learning based on individual interests and aspirations through curricular and course offerings such as AP coursework, dual enrollment, independent study, and work-based learning.
  6. Begin program development, build teacher capacity, and create a STEM/PBL/Student Leadership school within a school in 2024-2025 (Mountain View School of Leadership and Advanced Technologies).

Graduation Rate

Baseline: __%

Target Goal: __% 

CTAE Pathway Completers

Baseline: 15.7%

Target Goal: 18% 

9th Grade On Track to Graduate

Baseline: 76%

Target Goal: 80%

Family Engagement/Building Parent Capacity -

We will build our parents' capacity to support their children's academic achievement by implementing the activities identified in The Plan/The Promise.

  1.  Hold two parent workshops this year during 9th Grade Curriculum Night and International Night to share how parents and students can be engaged at Mountain View.
  2.  Present Parent Involvement Information to Staff during preplanning and digital learning days
  3.  Prepare a brochure featuring key information about Mountain View High School for parents and share it at Open House (English and Spanish)
  4.  Add a tab to our website as an additional way to connect and share school engagement information with families
  5.  Share parent involvement strategies at a Local School Council Meeting
  6.  Work closely with teachers and students through parent/teacher/student conferences
  1.  Number of Parents Attending
    1. Baseline - None
    2. Target - 100 Parents
  2. Building Capacity of Staff around Parent Involvement
    1. Baseline - None
    2. Target - 100 Staff
  3. Increase Number of Parent Contacts (phone calls, conferences, emails)
    1. Baseline - None
    2. Target - 500 Contacts