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EHS Improvement Plan

The Ephrata School District and its schools are using the school improvement process to increase student achievement. Each school has a leadership team that analyzes data, sets goals and implements a plan that reflects the needs of their students. 

2021-2022 EHS School Improvement Plan

A positive high school climate and culture are critical for school improvement and student success. To continue to strengthen the climate and culture of Ephrata High School and to create a more safe and supportive learning environment we:

  • Advisory Tuesday - Friday : Character Strong Lessons , High School and Beyond Planning (Xello), The Tiger Way, Student Led Conference Prep, club meetings
  • Weekly “Orange” recognition cards
  • Student of the month by department
  • Link Crew
  • New Student Orientation
  • Freshman Orientation
  • Hired new security person with an extensive police background


The Washington School Improvement Framework (WSIF) identifies how a school can improve the education of all students. The high school Framework combines seven indicators into a 1-10 score: graduation rates, attendance, ninth grade on-track rate, dual credit, EL progress and proficiency on state tests in math and English language arts. The following goals were developed based upon this data:

Goal: Increase the percent of students meeting a Graduation Pathway requirement for graduation.
  *Fall Data Goal Spring 2022

Class 2021
(current Seniors)

68% 100%
*Percentage represents students that have met graduation pathway requirement through all options
  • High School and Beyond Planning at all grade levels and increased student understanding of graduation requirements to develop ownership of requirements
  • Administer the ASVAB to Juniors and identified Seniors
  • Provide SAT/ACT testing opportunities and available waivers
  • Educate staff and students of the new CTE pathway options and expand offerings when possible
Goal:  Increase our 2020-21 Ninth Grade On-Track Rate of 71.1%
  • Staff analyze data and identify gaps
  • Work with staff to identify possible solutions to reduce failure rates
  • Counselors and administration reviews ninth grade academic progress every grading period and meets with individual students that are failing
  • Master Schedule has core support/guided studies classes to assist identified students
  • Two 9th grade AVID class
Goal: Increase our 2020-21 Regular Attendance Rate (percent of students attending 90% or more school days) of 71.1%.
  • Educate students and parents on the educational and legal consequences of chronic absenteeism and truancy
  • Staff focus with an expectation of reporting attendance concerns to administration
  • Continue with secretarial and administrative focus on attendance interventions such a monitoring and recording data, phone calls/letters home, student meetings, parent meetings and community truancy board
  • Continuation of Employability Score (EScore) program.  40% of the score is attendance rate, 20% of the score is tardies (60% of EScore is related to attendance)
Goal: Increase our 3-year EL Progress Rate of 33.7%.


  • Added courses: Language Acquisition and English for EL students
  • Hired migrant/bilingual graduation specialist and an additional migrant/bilingual para-educator to work specifically with students and their families
  • Further analyze our English Language Proficiency Assessment data