The Board of Education and I would like to welcome you to another year
of learning. Our work, our commitment,
and our dedication have prepared us to provide another year of high-quality learning in an outstanding environment for all of our students! Our District’s distinguished reputation for educational excellence has set the stage for another year of unprecedented learning. This year is destined to be
our best year yet!
a pioneering endeavor, Santee School District has changed when, where, what,
and how students learn. Every student in
Santee School District has a device to empower their learning 24/7. With each passing day, the complexity of
student learning and the resources available to deepen those learning experiences
are enhanced through the use of technology.
Technology certainly has changed our lives personally. Now, it is changing the education of our
continues to increase. During the past
three years, our enrollment has increased over 300 students, and this year our
initial numbers indicate another increase.
Moreover, last year 1,240 students from outside the District attended
one of our schools. This is a 33%
increase of students from outside of the District since 2012-13. Preliminary numbers for the 2016-17 school year
indicate we could surpass last year’s inter-district enrollment numbers. These increases in enrollment indicate
parents in surrounding areas hold Santee School District’s staff and
educational program in high regard and want their children to receive the type
of education we provide. This is a
compliment to each of you for the work you do with our students.
as enrollment continues to increase, so does our student achievement. Last year’s SBAC results show an increase in
the number of students scoring in the “Meets and Exceeds” category in both ELA
and Mathematics. Although unofficial at
this point, our District wide ELA scores increased by 4.5% from 54% in 2015 to
58.5% in 2016. Mathematics scores show a
6.6% increase from 43% in 2015 to 49.6% in 2016. Official results are scheduled for release in
September, but these numbers indicate growth in our students’ learning. Again, the increase in performance is a
direct reflection on the quality education and environment you provide to our
students each day.
new school year is truly an exciting time for learning! We are thankful
for our industrious students, dedicated staff, involved parents, and a
supportive community creating the needed synergy to transform our students’
education. Working together as collaborative partners, our students are
destined for success.