Program Improvement (PI)
All schools and local educational agencies (LEAs)/districts that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) are identified for Program Improvement (PI) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). This requires all states to implement statewide accountability systems based on challenging state standards in reading and mathematics, annual testing for all students in grades two through eight, and annual statewide progress objectives ensuring that all groups of students reach proficiency by 2014. Assessment results are disaggregated by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, disability, and limited English proficiency to ensure that no group is left behind. LEAs and schools that fail to make AYP toward statewide proficiency goals are subject to improvement and corrective action measures.
More information on Program Improvement can be found at: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/ti/programimprov.asp
District Program Improvement
The Colton Joint Unified School District has been identified as a Year III PI district. In 2007-2008 a District Assistance Intervention Team began working with the District to meet AYP goals. DAIT continued working with CJUSD through the 2009-2010 school year.
Program Improvement Schools
The following schools have been identified as Program Improvement Schools and are required to offer Parental Choice and Supplemental Educational Services - Free Tutoring for qualifying students.
- Crestmore Elementary School - PI Year 5
- Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School - PI Year 5
- Ruth Grimes Elementary School - PI Year 1
- Mary. B Lewis Elementary School - PI Year 5
- Abraham Lincoln Elementary School - PI Year 5
- Paul J. Rogers Elementary School - PI Year 5
- William McKinley Elementary School - PI Year 2
- Woodrow Wilson Elementary School - PI Year 5
- Walter Zimmerman Elementary School - PI Year 5
- Joe Baca Middle School - PI Year 1
What is Parental Choice?
Parents of students who attend the schools below may request that their child transfer to another district school that is not in Program Improvement (PI).
- Crestmore Elementary School
- Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School
- Ruth Grimes Elementary School
- Mary. B Lewis Elementary School
- Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
- Paul J. Rogers Elementary School
- William McKinley Elementary School
- Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
- Walter Zimmerman Elementary School
- Joe Baca Middle School
Parents at Grant, Lincoln, McKinley, Rogers, and Wilson Elementary Schools may choose to transfer to Grand Terrace, Terrace View, or Reche Canyon Elementary Schools. Parents at Crestmore, Grimes, Lewis, and Zimmerman Elementary Schools may choose to transfer to D'Arcy, or Jurupa Vista Elementary Schools. Parents at Joe Baca Middle School may choose to transfer to Ruth O. Harris Middle School.
Transportation is paid for by the district as long as the home school remains in Program Improvement.
Parent Choice applications for the 2013-2014 school year are now available. The deadline for completing a Parent Choice Application for the 2014-2015 school year is April 15, 2014. Applications are available at the school office of each PI School. Applications must be turned in at the PI school's office.
2012-2013 School Year - 6,478 eligible students, 69 participated
2011-2012 School Year - 5,277 eligible students, 103 participated
2010-2011 School Year - 5,399 eligible students, 118 participated
2009-2010 School Year - 8,606 eligible students, 60 participated
2008-2009 School Year - 6,887 eligible students, 104 participatedWhat are Free Tutoring Supplemental Educational Services (SES)?
2007-2008 School Year - 7,855 eligible students, 124 participated
SES is district paid tutoring for qualifying K-6 students who attend a Program Improvement school. This is additional instruction outside of the school day to increase the academic achievement of students. Students qualify based on free or reduced lunch status, and scoring below proficient on the California Standards Tests or grade level benchmarks. Students attending the following PI schools are eligible to apply: Crestmore, Grant, Grimes, Lewis, Lincoln, McKinley, Rogers, Wilson, Zimmerman, and Joe Baca Middle School. A Parent list of Providers for 2014-2015 is not yet available.
To enroll for the 2014-2015 school year you must complete one application per child attending the PI School. Applications will be sent home and will be available in the school's office mid September 2014. Applications must be returned to the school office. The district maintains an open window for enrollment from the beginning of the school year until the last day of February.
2013-2014 School Year - 6,810 students eligible, 1,270 participated
2012-2013 School Year - 5,170 students eligible, 1,040 participated
2011-2012 School Year - 4,701 students eligible, 827 participated
2010-2011 School Year - 5,739 students eligible, 925 participated
2009-2010 School Year - 5,862 students eligible, 1,180 participated
2008-2009 School Year - 5,830 students eligible, 389 participated
2007-2008 School Year - 6,432 students eligible, 422 participated