District Goal Areas for 2019 – 2020
Goal 1. The Hillside Public Schools will promote the academic achievement of all students by challenging each student to perform to his/her maximum ability level.
Increase student achievement on state standardized tests by meeting the New Jersey Department of Education’s Annual Measurable Objective in English Language Arts.
Increase student achievement on state standardized tests by meeting the New Jersey Department of Education’s Annual Measurable Objective in Mathematics.
Increase the high school graduation rate by 3% as compared to the 2017-2018 school year by incorporating researched-based College and Career Readiness courses and programs.
Goal 2. The Hillside Public Schools will effectively partner with community stakeholders to provide on-going feedback on the effectiveness of services to students inside and outside of the classroom.
By June 2020, conduct at least four (4) Superintendent’s Quarterly Forums to foster parental as well as community involvement in the Hillside Public Schools.
To increase parental involvement and engagement in the educational process through strengthening the PTAs and expanding opportunities for parents to be active partners in their children’s’ education.
Develop and implement two (2) strategies to introduce 6th grade parents to the middle school and 8th grade parents to the high school.
Goal 3. The Hillside Public Schools will continue implementation of building upgrades including mandated ADA requirements in all buildings. Begin the process of energy upgrades (per energy audit) at the four elementary schools.
Goal 4. The Hillside Public Schools will work toward obtaining alternate sources of revenue to support the Hillside School District, including an expansion of activities related to the Hillside Educational Foundation.