• Category 1

    Selected in 2014

  • Grades: k - 12
    School Setting: rural
    Town Population: 0
    Student Enrollment: 20
    Student Demographics:

    Black/African American: 0%
    White/Caucasian: 100%
    Hispanic: 0%
    Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
    Asian: 0%
    Native American: 0%
    Other: 0%

    Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:10
    % Reduced Lunch: 100%
    % ELL Learners: 100%
    Founded: 1986
  • PRINCIPAL:
    Carl Chamblee
  • CONTACT:
    501 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    907-746-9239
    Beryozova@matsuk12.us
Beryozova School
Palmer, AK
“Students are assessed with program assessments and if they are failing to master a particular lesson they continue to work in the lesson during their recess, lunch , and afterschool until they are ready to move to the next lesson. They are not allowed to fall behind."
Describe the most successful activity your school has initiated to strengthen ties to your community.
Hosting potluck dinners associated with Title I planning.
Describe your school culture and explain changes you’ve taken to improve it.
Our school culture is all about learning. Students come with the mindset that they are here to work hard at academics. Students govern each others behaviors and support one another in learning activities.
Describe how data is used to improve student achievement and inform decision making.
Students are assessed with program assessments and if they are failing to master a particular lesson they continue to work in the lesson during their recess, lunch , and afterschool until they are ready to move to the next lesson. They are not allowed to fall behind.
Describe the program or initiative that has had the greatest positive effect on student achievement, including closing achievement or opportunity gaps, if applicable.
The ability to offer an additional staff member so that the school could be split into two rooms one for elementary and one for secondary. Additionally the implmentation of instructional technology across all academic levels.
Explain how Title I funds are used to support your improvement efforts.
Title funds are used to support a teaching position as well as supplement the availability of instructional technology.
Describe your philosophy of school change or improvement.
The philosophy of change and improvemnt is: Whatever it takes!
Identify the critical professional development activities you use to improve teaching and student learning.
Staff is fully committed to the success of each individual student.
Describe specific programs in place to ensure that families are involved in the success of your school and students.
Regular family events are conducted and every family is represented.
What is the single most important factor in the success of your school that others could replicate?
Children are not allowed to move to the next lesson until they've demonstrated mastery and the students assist one another in that effort.
What are your school’s top two goals for the next year?
Provide lessons in an environment of high expectations and support, and
continue to tailor learning opportuntities for the secondary students interests and needs.
Stats
  • Category 1

    Selected in 2014

  • Grades: k - 12
    School Setting: rural
    Town Population: 0
    Student Enrollment: 20
    Student Demographics:

    Black/African American: 0%
    White/Caucasian: 100%
    Hispanic: 0%
    Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%
    Asian: 0%
    Native American: 0%
    Other: 0%

    Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:10
    % Reduced Lunch: 100%
    % ELL Learners: 100%
    Founded: 1986
  • PRINCIPAL:
    Carl Chamblee
  • CONTACT:
    501 N Gulkana
    Palmer, AK 99645
    907-746-9239
    Beryozova@matsuk12.us