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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: PARKVIEW HIGH           Principal: David Smith

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

Promoting student and staff wellbeing by prioritizing self-care, physical and mental health, and social emotional learning will lead to a reduction in the number of students and staff members chronically absent from school. 



  1. Monthly recognition for all staff members with perfect attendance, including a monthly winner drawn randomly for additional recognition.
  2. All staff members responsible for an RBES Goal aligned to improving their annual attendance.
  3. Teachers responsible for documenting parental contact for students who are absent five consecutive days.
  4. PBIS will recognize students by grade for attendance prizes and recognition
  5. PBIS committee will plan two (2) recognition events for students each semester. Recognition will be based on attendance and students being on-time to class. 
  6. Daily phone calls to parents of absent students will be made via ParentSquare. 
  7. Attendance liaison will meet with students to review attendance data and provide support as needed. 
  8. Required SARC meetings including student, parent, attendance liaison, school social worker, counselor and principal for chronically absent students.  

Student Attendance - Growth will be measured by reducing the number of students who are absent 11-15 days and 16 days or more.


  • Days Absent 11-15              510
  • Days Absent 16 or More     957

Teacher Attendance - Growth will be measured by reducing the number of sick and personal days absent and increasing the Attendance Rate


  • 1256.56 Sick + 236.24 Personal = 1492.8 days absent
  • Attendance rate = 92.98%


Equity 2.A - Multi-tiered System of Supports

Parkview High School will create an atmosphere under which each and every child will receive the support required to allow them to reach their full academic potential. 

  1. High quality Tier 1 Instruction each and every day in the classroom
  2. Implement collaborative instructional practices utilizing common planning and weekly CLT meetings to decrease teacher variability and improve classroom instruction.
  3. Walk-through observations and feedback by Instructional Leadership Team.
  4. Remedial Education Program(REP) sections  available in the following areas: 9th LA; 10th LA; Algebra I; Geometry
  5. Advisement Intervention Sections  scheduled to provide additional support to students in the following: 9th LA; 10th LA; Algebra I; Geometry
  6. MAP Screener will be administered in 9th & 10th Language Arts and 9th & 10th Math to identify students for targeted intervention in REP sections and in Advisement Intervention Sections.
  7. MTSS Team will analyze MAP data and Advisement Intervention data to evaluate the progress of students in the programs.
  8. MAP data will be used to identify students for additional testing/evaluation for the Gifted Education Program.

EOC Milestone Assessments Data:


  % Developing and Above % Developing and Above
  2022-23 Baseline 2023-24 Target
Algebra I 67.63 71.00
Biology 82.19 85.00
American Literature 80.89 84.00
US History 80.42 84.00


Equity 2.B - Opportunity and Access

Parkview High School is committed to expanding post-secondary student opportunities by increasing the % of students participating on the SAT and/or ACT during their high school years. 

  1. Increase communication to students and parents regarding testing opportunities for the ACT and SAT.
  2. Prioritize student enrollment in advanced coursework to increase readiness. 
  3. Promote reading across all curriculum areas. 
  4. Targeted parent meetings to encourage and support academic rigor and advanced coursework
  5. School day SAT administration. 

Baseline: % of Class of 2023 who participated on either SAT and/or ACT = 67.67

Target: % of Class of 2024 who participated on either SAT and/or ACT = 75

Effectiveness 3.A - Results-Based Evaluation System

Parkview High School will utilize the RBES system composed of inputs, behaviors, and outcomes that determine the standards for student success. 

  1. Quality Tier 1 instruction based on the Parkview High School Instructional Framework. 
  2. Utilize Collaborative Learning Teams(CLTs) to plan instruction and assessment.
  3. Utilize CLTs to plan for differentiated and small group instruction based on formative assessments. 
  4. Require peer/classroom observation as part of the teacher professional development program.
  5. Paid teacher collaborative planning days prior to the start of the school year to analyze data and design lessons. 
  6. In addition to the formal evaluation process, the Administrative Team will complete a minimum of five walkthrough observations per week to support instruction. 

1. GMAS/EOC Data - % of Students Scoring Proficient + Distinguished: 

  2023 Baseline 2024 Target
Algebra I 34.81 40.00
Biology 64.01 65.00
American Literature 45.47 50.00
US History 40.90 50.00

2. EES Staff Survey: Peer Observation/coaching and feedback is a tool we use to improve instruction:

  • Baseline 2023 = 51%        Target 2024 = 55%


Excellence 4.A - Preferred Education Destination

Parkview High School strives to be the first choice for students and families in the Lilburn community by preparing each and every student for post-secondary success. 

  1. Keep families and students informed with the publication of the Panther Weekly Newsletter.
  2. Add an additional CTAE Pathway to give students opportunities to increase workforce readiness. 
  3. Provide multiple Credit Recovery opportunities for students.
  4. Allow students the opportunity to explore their learning through expanded choice of course offerings.
  5. Increase administrator visibility and interaction with students and staff by expanding the number of positive, informal interactions.

4 Year Graduation Rate: 2023 Baseline = Official Data available October 2023; 2024 Target = 89%

EES Student Survey: 'I enjoy coming to this school' 2023 Baseline = 48%; 2024 Target = 52%

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 per semester. Parents will be provided with information about Parent Square, Parent Vue, and important school dates for the 2023-2024 school year.
  2. A Parent Center Open House will be held for faculty and staff to introduce them to the new Parent Center. 
  3. Update and maintain information regarding support systems available for families within Gwinnett County.
  4. Plan vertically with cluster elementary and middle school parent liaisons to provide support for parents with children in multiple schools within the cluster.
  5. Work closely with parents, students, and teachers of at-risk students by scheduling conferences and communicating concerns.
  1. Number of parents attending workshops and visiting parent center: Baseline = 0; Target = 100 parents
  2. Building capacity of staff around parent involvement:  Baseline = 0; Target = 100 staff members
  3. Increase parent contacts by liaison: Baseline = 0; Target = 500 parent contacts