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Schools honored for creating safe, positive environments

Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Iowa Department of Education has awarded 110 schools statewide for their work on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).  PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support for behavior and provides the framework for teachers to provide and monitor prevention and intervention practices.

The schools’ work in PBIS focuses on conditions to support learning by providing positive, predictable and safe environments. If done effectively, PBIS has been shown to reduce major disciplinary infractions, reduce out-of-school suspension, improve prosocial behavior, improve academic achievement and improve school climate.

Following are the schools and award levels for which they were honored.

EMERGING LEVEL

These schools completed training during the 2016-17 school year and developed all of the products needed to begin implementation. They were ready to roll out their PBIS plan in the fall of 2017. The following schools met criteria for the Emerging level:

  • East Marshall Elementary, East Marshall, Central Rivers AEA
  • Lied Center, Waverly-Shell Rock, Central Rivers AEA
  • West Marshall Elementary, West Marshall, Central Rivers AEA
  • West Marshall Middle, West Marshall, Central Rivers AEA
  • Boyer Valley Elementary, Boyer Valley, Green Hills AEA
  • Boyer Valley MS/HS, Boyer Valley, Green Hills AEA
  • North Elementary, Central Decatur, Green Hills AEA
  • South Elementary, Central Decatur, Green Hills AEA
  • Central Decatur MS/SR HS, Central Decatur, Green Hills AEA
  • E. A. Kreft Primary, Lewis Central, Green Hills AEA
  • Essex Elementary, Essex, Green Hills AEA
  • Missouri Valley Middle, Missouri Valley, Green Hills AEA
  • Shenandoah Elementary, Shenandoah, Green Hills AEA
  • Woodbine Elementary, Woodbine Green, Hills AEA
  • Woodbine MS/HS, Woodbine Green, Hills AEA
  • Albia Middl,e Albia, Great Prairie AEA
  • Lincoln Center Elementary, Albia, Great Prairie AEA
  • Centerville High School, Centerville, Great Prairie AEA
  • Seymour Elementary, Seymour, Great Prairie AEA
  • Tri-County Elementary, Tri-County, Great Prairie AEA
  • Tri-County Jr/Sr HS, Tri-County, Great Prairie AEA
  • Van Buren Jr/Sr HS, Van Buren, Great Prairie AEA
  • Waco Elementary, Waco, Great Prairie AEA
  • West Burlington Elementary, West Burlington, Great Prairie AEA
  • Aurora Heights Elementary, Newton, Heartland AEA
  • Cornell Elementary, Saydel, Heartland AEA
  • Lincoln Elementary, Pella, Heartland AEA
  • Runnells Elementary, Southeast Polk, Heartland AEA
  • Mitchellville Elementary, Southeast Polk, Heartland AEA
  • Charter Oak-Ute K-8, Charter Oak-Ute, Northwest AEA
  • MOC-FV Middle, MOC-FV, Northwest AEA
  • Morningside STEM Elementary, Sioux City, Northwest AEA
  • Okoboji Elementary, Okoboji, Prairie Lakes AEA

HONOR LEVEL

Schools that earn the Honor level award have rolled out their PBIS plan to students, staff and families. They have identified and taught behavioral expectations and implemented systems to develop a consistent response to appropriate and problem behaviors. The building team meets regularly and is using data to inform decisions.

  • Union Middle, Union, Central Rivers AEA
  • Central Lee Elementary, Central Lee, Great Prairie AEA
  • Central Lee High, Central Lee, Great Prairie AEA
  • Columbus Elementary, Chariton, Great Prairie AEA
  • Clark Elementary, New London, Great Prairie AEA
  • Douds Elementary, Van Buren, Great Prairie AEA
  • Douma Elementary, Ottumwa, Great Prairie AEA
  • Eisenhower Elementary, Ottumwa, Great Prairie AEA
  • Horace Mann Elementary, Ottumwa, Great Prairie AEA
  • Wilson Elementary, Ottumwa, Great Prairie AEA
  • Grant Center Elementary, Albia, Great Prairie AEA
  • Keokuk High, Keokuk, Great Prairie AEA
  • Keota Elementary, Keota, Great Prairie AEA
  • Harlan Elementary, Mt. Pleasant, Great Prairie AEA
  • Mt. Pleasant Middle, Mt. Pleasant, Great Prairie AEA
  • Mt. Pleasant High, Mt. Pleasant, Great Prairie AEA
  • Salem Elementary, Mt. Pleasant, Great Prairie AEA
  • Oskaloosa Middle, Oskaloosa, Great Prairie AEA
  • Wapello Jr/Sr HS, Wapello, Great Prairie AEA
  • Prairie High, College Community, Grant Wood AEA
  • Crossroads Park Elementary, West Des Moines, Heartland AEA
  • Fairmeadows Elementary, West Des Moines, Heartland AEA
  • Four Mile Elementary, Southeast Polk, Heartland AEA
  • East High, Sioux City, Northwest AEA
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton Elementary, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Northwest AEA

HONOR PLUS LEVEL

Honor Plus is awarded to schools that are implementing universal features with fidelity. Additionally, classroom systems and family/community involvement are included in their plan. These schools are developing Tier 2 systems and have defined a decision rule to identify students who may benefit from additional supports.

  • Lincoln Elementary, Charles City, Central Rivers AEA
  • Washington Elementary, Charles City, Central Rivers AEA
  • Central Lee Middle, Central Lee, Great Prairie AEA
  • Danville Elementary, Danville, Great Prairie AEA
  • Hawthorne Elementary, Keokuk, Great Prairie AEA
  • Oskaloosa Elementary, Oskaloosa, Great Prairie AEA
  • West Burlington Jr/Sr HS, West Burlington, Great Prairie AEA
  • Altoona Elementary, Southeast Polk, Heartland AEA
  • Centennial Elementary, Southeast Polk, Heartland AEA
  • Madison Elementary, Pella, Heartland AEA
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Newton, Heartland AEA
  • Willowbrook Elementary, Southeast Polk, Heartland AEA
  • Hunt Elementary, Sioux City, Northwest AEA
  • Loess Hills, Sioux City, Northwest AEA

BANNER LEVEL

Banner schools are sustaining universal systems and practices. Students are accessing interventions such as Check in/Check out and 50% are responding positively to the support. The Tier 2 team engages families and staff; and uses a daily progress report to progress monitor student response to additional supports.

  • Highland Elementary, Waterloo, Central Rivers AEA
  • Jefferson Elementary, Mason City, Central Rivers AEA
  • Corse Elementary, Burlington, Great Prairie AEA
  • James Wilson Grimes, Burlington, Great Prairie AEA
  • North Mahaska Elementary, North Mahaska, Great Prairie AEA
  • Pence Elementary, Fairfield, Great Prairie AEA
  • Van Allen Elementary, Mt. Pleasant, Great Prairie AEA
  • Wapello Elementary, Wapello, Great Prairie AEA
  • Washington Elementary, Fairfield, Great Prairie AEA
  • Elizabeth Tate High School, Iowa City, Grant Wood AEA
  • Excelsior Middle, Linn Mar, Grant Wood AEA
  • Linn Grove Elementary, Linn Mar, Grant Wood AEA
  • Libson Elementary, Lisbon, Grant Wood AEA
  • Prairie Hill Elementary, College Community, Grant Wood AEA
  • Prairie View Elementary, College Community, Grant Wood AEA
  • Berg Middle, Newton, Heartland AEA
  • Emerson Hough, Newton, Heartland AEA
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Newton, Heartland AEA
  • Delaware Elementary, Southeast Polk, Heartland AEA
  • Aquin Elementary, Western Dubuque, Keystone AEA
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Middle, Dubuque, Keystone AEA
  • St. Francis Xavier, Western Dubuque, Keystone AEA
  • North High, Sioux City, Northwest AEA
  • South O’Brien Elementary, South O’Brien, Northwest AEA
  • Clay Central-Everly Elementary, Clay Central-Everly, Prairie lakes AEA

BANNER PLUS LEVEL

To earn Banner Plus, teams have met fidelity for Tier 2, are providing more than one Tier 2 intervention to meet students’ needs; and through progress monitoring, are able to show that 70% of students are responding positively to Tier 2 supports. Banner Plus schools are beginning to develop Tier 3 systems.

  • Center Point-Urbana Primary, Center Point-Urbana, Grant Wood AEA
  • Center Point-Urbana Inter/Middle, Center Point-Urbana, Grant Wood AEA
  • Mary Welsh Elementary, Williamsburg, Grant Wood AEA
  • Prairie Ridge Elementary, College Community, Grant Wood AEA
  • West Elementary, Mid-Prairie, Grant Wood AEA
  • Drexler Middle/Intermediate, Western Dubuque, Keystone AEA
  • Akron-Westfield Elementary, Akron-Westfield, Northwest AEA
  • Gehlen Catholic Elementary, LeMars, Northwest AEA
  • Kinsey Elementary, Sioux Center, Northwest AEA
  • Spalding Park Elementary, Sioux City, Northwest AEA
  • West Monona Elementary, West Monona, Northwest AEA
  • Newell-Fonda, Newell-Fonda, Prairie Lakes AEA
  • Pleasantville Elementary, Pleasantville, Heartland AEA
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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 20, 2018 at 8:32am.