Mount Washington Middle School
- Community: Fast growing suburb of Jefferson County but with a significant rural population
- Enrollment: 507
- Grade levels: 6-8
- School schedule: Five-period day
- Students are grouped and regrouped, as needed, based on skills and academic needs within various content areas.
- Learning targets and agenda assignments are posted in most classrooms daily.
- PLCs meet departmentally at least twice a month for improving and implementing instructional strategies.
- Students have the opportunity to be involved in school decision-making through the Student Council and Principal’s Roundtable.
- Teachers attend school and community events in which students are involved.
- General’s Academy provides at-risk students with additional help and support.
- All students develop an ILP through which they explore career interests and postsecondary educational options.
- Behavior expectations have been established and shared with students and families.
- Special effort is made to intentionally integrate teaching about cultural diversity into the curriculum.
- The school partners with many community agencies to provide for the needs of their students.
- Strong working relationship between the principal and staff exists.
- By using a retired, part-time teacher, Spanish is available to students.
- The principal meets with classified staff weekly so they can communicate their concerns and opinions.
- Principal’s Cabinet is a formal structure that brings together the leadership of the school.
- The district provides one early release day a month.