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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: SHILOH ELEMENTARY           Principal: Jennifer Mercedes

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

Shiloh Elementary School will promote student and staff well-being through prioritizing self-care, physical and mental health, and social-emotional learning (SEL).


  1. Provide professional development to staff on SEL
  2. Delivery of SEL to students by teachers and school counselor
  3. Delivery of SEL Back-to-School lessons
  4. Plan monthly staff wellness activities for staff – i.e Yoga Activities, Zumba, Health/Workout sessions, Mindfulness activities, etc
  5. SEL Team/Counselor will participate in district training
  6. Provide well-rounded opportunities for students in non-academic areas of interest.  Consider embedding club or enrichment opportunities once a month
  7. Provide after-school activities for students
  8. Title I Parent Instructional Coordinator and Parent Outreach Liaison will provide monthly academic and SEL tips for families
  9. Monitor students with 10 or more tardies
  10. Implement school counseling programs such as the “On-Time Squad” 
  11. Monitor students' absenteeism.  Letters home at 5 and 10 absences.  Schedule SARC meetings at 10 absences
  12. Implement Joyful Learning in Kindergarten
  13. Monitor Kindergarten tardies versus 1st - 5th


Equity 2.A - Multi-tiered System of Supports

Shiloh Elementary School will implement a comprehensive framework to fully operationalize a multi-tiered system of supports to address academic and non-academic student needs and remove barriers to success.

  1. Implement a 45-minute daily intervention block in the master schedule to provide support in reading, math, and SEL
  2. Implement after-hour opportunities that provide extended learning i.e. Extended Learning Time (ELT), Camp Success Before/After school program, Saturday Tutoring
  3. An MTSS team will meet four times a year to monitor, guide, and support student progress.
  4. Professional learning opportunities will be provided to the MTSS team members.  MTSS team members will share strategies learned with teachers.
  5. Conduct quarterly data reviews with the MTSS team using the iReady diagnostic national percentiles and GMAS benchmarks.  
  6. Use data from the MTSS team to create action steps to provide specific interventions for tier II and tier III students.   
  7. MTSS and CLT groups will Identify students with academic concerns and expedite the needed support.
  8. MTSS and PBIS Team will analyze data from the Wellness Screener and the resulting data will be used to determine improvement strategies
  9. Implement PBIS school-wide.  Develop, post, and teach students, staff, and families about PBIS, our matrices, and how to earn rewards
  10. The PBIS committee will meet monthly to review data, discuss the next steps, and share data with staff.
  11. Increase opportunities for small group, targeted instruction that supports the effective implementation of the MTSS process and/or provide additional interventions and supports for students.

Equity 2.B - Opportunity and Access

Shiloh Elementary School will expand student opportunities to engage in and access high-quality, rigorous, and culturally relevant curriculum, advanced coursework (e.g., Advanced Placement and dual enrollment), and enrichment activities (e.g., the arts, gifted, STEM, career technical education).

  1. Increase communication of Kindergarten registration to all stakeholders
  2. Parent Outreach Liaison (POL) and Play-2-Learn staff advertise registration with the community, daycares, and local apartment complexes
  3. Conduct a minimum of two Kindergarten registration events
  4. Complete the KREP assessment with all entering Kindergarteners within the first 15 days of their school experience
  5. Track Kindergarten readiness from year to year using KREP data
  6. Play-2-Learn staff actively monitor student registration and participation
  7. Play-2-Learn staff follow up with families not in attendance
  8. Play-2-Learn provides incentives to attend and participate in the Play-2-Learn students
  9. Support the implementation of the first STEM class at Shiloh ES.  Inventory furniture and supplies needed
  10. Support the implementation of the return of a separate Health class at Shiloh ES.  Inventory furniture and supplies needed 


Effectiveness 3.A - Results-Based Evaluation System

Shiloh Elementary School will redefine the inputs, behaviors, and outcomes that determine the standards for student success as measured by the Results-Based Evaluation System (RBES) to support school improvement and student growth.

  1. Continue to implement collaborative planning sessions and "Work on the Work" (WOW) planning days for staff
  2. Implementation of Shiloh Elementary School’s Instructional Framework and GCPS Pacing Guides
  3. Professional learning focused on alignment of GCPS pacing guides, GCPS curriculum, and the new resources for Math and ELA
  4. Staff will participate in 2 CLTs twice a week.  One CLT will focus on ELA data, planning, and discuss resources needed.  One CLT will focus on Math data, planning, and discuss resources needed. 
  5. Purchase web-based subscriptions that will support the instructional needs of the school.
  6. The Administrative Team will participate in weekly CLTs
  7. The Administrative Team will evaluate all ten standards on certified evaluations with a focus on Instructional Planning (Standard 2) and Instructional Strategies (Standard 3)


Excellence 4.C - World-Class Communication and Engagement

Shiloh Elementary School will demonstrate world-class communication and engagement through modeling the value GCPS leadership places on transparent, two-way communication to build stakeholder trust and confidence.

  1. Create a technology station for families to connect to Parent Square, Parent Portal, mypaymentsplus, and Free/Reduced lunch during August Open House, Curriculum Night, and Title I family events.
  2. Advertise the Parent Portal, mypaymentsplus, and Parent Square as tools to track Title 1 documents, discipline, grades, attendance, and payments towards school events.
  3. Mobile technology stations housed in the Family Center provide daily Online Registration, Parent Square, Parent Portal, parent surveys, F/R lunch forms, and mypaymentsplus.  
  4. Track Parent Portal started versus active accounts
  5. Create and Implement a process for the school to contact families without a Parent Portal Account created
  6. Conduct a minimum of four parent workshops/events (i.e. curriculum, Special Education, Family Engagement, and Multi-lingual Learners)


Family Engagement/Building Parent Capacity -

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

  1. Work to increase our family and community Volunteers through the Family Center, School Council, and PTO.
  2. Add family events to the school calendar in August (i.e. Open House, Curriculum Night, Multilingual Learner (ML) informational sessions, Math Carnival, Black History Program, International Night, Title I family nights, 5th-grade celebration, Shiloh ES dances, registration dates, and the musical). 
  3. Continue to improve the functionality of the Family Center.  This will include a seating area, supplies, two technology stations, resources for checkout, and a meeting/training area.
  4. Consider purchase of a portable stage for family events.
  5. The administration will meet with the PIC, POL, Event committee, and ILT to plan for events.
  6. Administration, PIC, POL, and ITI Coach will communicate events to all stakeholders through a variety of methods, such as Parent Square, the electronic sign, and newsletters provided a minimum of once a month.
  7. The administration will work to increase participation in the School Council and build and sustain a new PTO.
  8. Community Projects: This year, Shiloh ES plans two school/community projects.  a. Build a greenhouse and outdoor garden using the Boosterthon funds raised the previous year.  b. Create a tribute wall to the history of the Shiloh land.