Cassady Alternative
Elementary School
School Improvement Plan

At Cassady Alternative Elementary School, we are focused on the educational success of every child. Below you will find a link to our School Improvement Summary that lists strategies for improving student success and ways parents and the community can get involved in the process.

Cassady Alternative Elementary School Improvement Plan printable version


2500 N. Cassady Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43219

Angela Sweeney, Principal


School Overview

Cassady Alternative Elementary School has a very diverse population with students speaking at least ten different languages. Our student enrollment has increased from 330 students last year to 420 students this school year. Our partnership with Victory Ministries and Westerville Community United Church of Christ provides us with about 50 tutors for our first, second, and third grade students each school year. The teachers provide after-school tutoring for our third, fourth, and fifth grade students beginning second grading period. The staff at Cassady provides many hands-on science and math activities to enrich our students’ learning experiences.

Recent Awards, Accomplishments, and Achievements

Our volunteers from Victory Ministries and Westerville Community United Church of Christ tutored at least 50 students each week. These students made an average growth of at least 2 reading levels according to the beginning of the year and ending of the year Text and Reading Comprehension tests. According to the 2013-2014 Ohio State Report Card for Cassady Alternative Elementary School, our students made at least a year’s growth of progress.

School Goals

All teachers will test students in reading and math every three weeks to determine progress and plan instruction to meet their individual needs.

All students will receive small group instruction in reading at least twice a week for 30 minutes to increase their reading level and reading comprehension.

All students will receive small group instruction in math at least three times a week for 30 minutes to improve their understanding of math concepts.

Increase our parent and community involvement by engaging parents and community members in our school activities.

Strategies for Improvement

Teachers will use data to plan instruction and intervention for students.

Teachers will participate in ongoing, high quality professional development focused on changing instructional practices that result in improved student performance.

Parents and community members will be invited to become active participants on our site-based council.

Key Partnerships Supporting School Improvement Efforts

The Westerville Community United Church of Christ and Victory Ministries provide at least 50 volunteers to tutor our first, second, and third grade students in reading. The Tzu Chi Foundation provides support to our students by donating coats, hats, mittens, scarves, book bags, and school supplies through out the school year. The Columbus Christian Center helps our students by donating hats and mittens. The Men’s Group from the Columbus Christian Center beautifies our grounds each spring with fresh mulch and landscaping.

Ways of Getting Involved

Our PTO meetings will be held the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. The principal has an open door policy and invites parents to visit and share any concerns. Please feel free to call Mrs. Sweeney at 365-5456.

DATE: September, 2014

Principal - Natosha Schaeffer
(614) 365-5456  |   2500 N. Cassady Avenue Columbus, OH 43219
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