2023-2024 School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

2023-2024 SIIP At-a-Glance

For additional information regarding this School Plan, please contact the school principal.

Garfield Elementary School

Region 3

April Cage, Principal


English/Language Arts 

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Goal: By June 2024, the percentage of PK-3 students who meet spring grade level benchmarks will increase at least nine percentage points (39% to 48%) as measured by reading screeners (LLS/PALS/iReady).

Strategy 1

Expand use of conversation structures to increase academic talk and build relationships among students. (HLP 1, 3)

Strategy 2

Expand use of skills-based grouping to ensure students demonstrate mastery of foundational skills. (HLP 2, 5)



Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.


By June 2024, the percentage of PK-6 Grade English Language Learners (ELL's) students meeting the spring benchmark will increase from 23% in 2022-2023 to at least 33% in 2023-2024 as measured by EMAS/iReady.

Strategy 1

Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.

Strategy 2

Increase teacher’s implementation strategies related to Shift 8: from looking for correct answers towards revealing student thinking.


Chronic Absenteeism

Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.


 By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, chronic absenteeism at Garfield ES will be reduced from 23% to below 17% as evidenced by the school's chronic absenteeism data.

Strategy 1

Increase opportunities for personalized early attendance outreach.

Strategy 2

Understand root causes of student absenteeism. Strengthen programmatic responses to attendance barriers.

Strategy 3

Improve attendance with student's that have chronic absenteeism.