Pilot School Outcomes

Success of CTC Pilot Schools (2003- Present)

PRO-Muskingum Families and Children and MVESC selected West Muskingum Middle School, a traditional district, and Foxfire High School, a conversion charter school sponsored by Maysville Local School District, as Care Team pilot schools in 2003. They began implementing Care Teams in 2003-04 with support from Care Team Concepts, LLC in Stark County Ohio. Care Team Collaborative was created in 2004 and took over support for these schools. West Muskingum is still an active partner. Foxfire has completely embedded the framework within its entire academic setting and is no longer in need of support from the Collaborative.

  Foxfire
2004-2005
Foxfire
2009-2010
West Muskingum MS
2004-2005
West Muskingum MS
2009-2010
Ohio Local
Report Card
Designation
Not Rated Effective Continuous Improvement Excellent
Performance Index 86 92.5 87.9 100
% of Indicators Met 50% 88.3% 33% 100%

 

West Muskingum Middle School Highlights

Demographics

  • One of the lowest performing middle schools in Muskingum County in 2003.
  • Small rural school in southeastern Ohio.
  • Economic disadvantagement rate is 35%.
  • District is experiencing significant financial crisis resulting in decreased staff and student support services.
  • Care Team Collaborative framework was implemented with consistency and fidelity through three principals and two superintendent changes.

Primary Partners

  • Muskingum County Juvenile Court and Sheriff’s Office
  • Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department
  • Six County, Inc.
  • Thompkins Child and Adolescent Services
  • Muskingum Behavioral Health
  • Muskingum County Children Services

Outcomes

  • Had tremendous improvement in academic performance, as indicated by Ohio Local Report Card.
  • During the 2004-05 school year, the school had 51 out-of-school suspension occurrences. In 2009-10, the school had no out-of-school suspensions.

Expansion/Replication

  • Expanded to West Muskingum High School in 2005.
  • Academic outcomes have not changed significantly because the high school has always been a high performing school.
  • Out-of school-suspension rates dropped 50%.
  • Students and staff say the greatest change has been in the relationships and sense of trust between students and staff.
  • Community partners are so ingrained in the school community they are treated as district staff.

Awards/Recognitions

  • Received the Ohio Asset Builder Award in 2007.
  • Received the National Schools of Character Promising Practice Award in 2010.


Foxfire Center for Student Success Highlights

Demographics

  • Conversion charter school for at-risk youth ages 16-22.
  • Sponsored by Maysville Local Schools.
  • Nearly 100% of students are economically disadvantaged and have mental health and/or Alcohol, Tobacco or Other Drug (ATOD) addiction concerns.
  • Students self-select the school.
  • Most students live in Muskingum County, but the school also serves youth from Morgan, Guernsey and Perry counties.
  • Many youth also are involved with either juvenile or adult court systems.
  • Between 2003 and 2010, enrollment tripled, and youth risk factors became even more significant.

Primary Partners

  • Muskingum County Juvenile Court and Sheriff’s Office
  • Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department
  • Six County, Inc.
  • Muskingum Behavioral Health
  • Muskingum County Children Services
  • Ohio Department of Youth Services Parole Division

Outcomes

  • Out of school suspension data is not available because it is not a discipline tool used in the school.
  • Foxfire students are graduating from high school and becoming productive citizens who serve in the US military and pursue post-secondary education.
  • Is used as the primary educational placement for youth in Muskingum County’s Juvenile Re-Entry Program.

Expansion and Replication

  • Has been replicated by four charter schools in Ohio.
  • Started an intermediate school to meet the needs of highly at-risk youth ages 10-15 in 2010.

Awards/Recognitions

  • Was named a Model Drop Out Recovery School by the United States Department of Education in 2009.