- Since our inception in 2006, Communities In Schools of Greater Wichita Falls Area has helped over 1,500 students succeed in school.
- In the 2013-2014 school year, 99% of students in CISGWFA improved their grades by the end of the year!
- 95% of CISGWFA case-managed students were promoted, as well as 95% of eligible seniors in CIS graduated in that same year!
2014-2015 School Year Highlights:
- 3 middle schools were served: Barwise Junior High, Kirby Junior High, and McNiel Junior High
- 2 high schools were served: Hirschi High School and Wichita Falls High School
- 766 students received Integrated Student Support services from CISGWFA
- 4,224 students received Level One* or school-wide prevention services
- 766 students received Level Two** targeted and sustained interventions
- 95% of seniors receiving targeted and sustained services graduated
- 95% of the students in grades 6-12 who received targeted and sustained services were promoted to the next grade
- 93% of the students in grades 6-12 who received targeted and sustained services with an attendance goal met their goal. For some students, the goal was to increase the number of days they attended and for others it was to maintain their attendance levels
- 99% of the students in grades 6-12 who received targeted and sustained services with an academic performance goal met their goal. These goals, which are tailored to each student, include improving class grades, overall GPA, standardized test scores, or homework completion
- 99% of the students in grades 6-12 who received targeted and sustained services with a behavioral goal met their goal and decreased their suspensions
- We expanded to Rider High School! All secondary campuses in the WFISD have CIS Programs on their campuses!
- We Case Managed (tracking academics, attendance, behavior) for 813 students in the WFISD.
.2016-2017 Implemented the Three Tier Level of Integrated Student Supports:
Tier 1: School-Wide Service – Service available to all students enrolled on the school campus to meet the objectives of building relationships with students and addressing needs that may be causing barriers to their academic success. For example: Social service Support, Community partnerships and parent involvement activities and interactions.
Tier 2: Student groups and mentoring: Small group opportunities available to all students enrolled on the school campus to meet the objective of building relationships with students and using small group activities to teach academic and life success principles such as: mentoring and career leadership prep and student interest groups.
Tier 3: Individualized student case management: Individualized case management for students who have at-risk indicators and are experiencing significant challenges in the areas of Attendance, Behavior, and/or Core Class Performance. Coordinators will follow up with referrals to and from its partnering agencies that are within the scope of the six (6) components of the CIS model: Supportive Guidance/Counseling; Health and Human Services; Parental Involvement; Enrichment Activities; Career Awareness; Educational Enhancement.