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Steubenville City Schools

1400 West Adams Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
http://www.steubenville.k12.oh.us/

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Contact Information:
Mike McVey
Superintendent
740.283.3767

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Early Childhood
Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Rural
Urban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The Steubenville School District was once located in a thriving city, but due to unemployment and losing population has one of the highest populations of low- income and minority students in the state. This has led to changes in its operating system during the past 10 years. All of the elementary schools in the district have the same curriculum, school environment, and discipline policy. In addition the usage of federal funds is used in the same way. All of the schools have the same data and grading systems and use the same pacing calendar for instruction. This has led to improved test scores and increased enthusiasm for learning.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Community Collaboration, Early Childhood Education, Family/Parental Involvement, Literacy Development, Professional Development, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 1998
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Low educational expectations
  • Low commitment to school

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • High family mobility
  • Low education level of parents
  • Low educational expectations

School factors

  • Limited resources: expenditures per student/ teacher salaries/ student-teacher ratios

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status
  • Local labor market/neighborhood stability

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Clear social norms
  • Good relationships with parents, peers, and teachers
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Independence

  • Healthy/conventional beliefs and standards

Creativity

  • Problem-solving skills

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies

Teachers
Counselors
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Instructional Texts/Manuals

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

Academic performance in Steubenville has been improving over the past ten years. In 2008, higher percentages of students met reading and math standards than in the state as a whole, even though the district has higer percentages of low-income and minority students than the rest of the state.

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

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