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Corrected Graduation and Completer Rates *
(January 29, 2015)

4 Year Cohort KUHS EagleRidge District Total
(All Programs)
Grad Rate
(all diplomas earned)
79.47% 75.00%


Completer Rate
(all diplomas and GEDs earned)
82.12% 77.27% 71.80%

* KFCS Advanced Degree Program students (students who have earned a regular high school diploma but have chosen to continue for an advanced degree) were initially reported to Oregon Dept of Education incorrectly as continuing students. This is the first year they are considered graduates instead of continuing students. Each student's status has been corrected with ODE; however, the publicly released rates used the continuing students status which calculated significantly lower rates than they actually are.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 schools are open and in session for all grades. Late start for KUHS students and early release for elementary and Pondo students.
Added: 1/28/2015 5:44:35 AM

14/15 KFCS Annual Everyday Hero Awards Videos (01/23/2015)

Breakfast Introduction * Everyday Hero Presentation * Board Members Video


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100% Graduation is Our Expectation


Each Child Ready for the Next Grade


1. Student Excellence

Click to Open: Strategies to increase meet/exceed proficiency targets
  • Implement the High Impact Teaching and Learning Strategies (WICOR).Utilize strategies to achieve 90% attendance for all students.

  • Consistently implement formative assessments through the PLC process to identify student learning needs.  Use data to assist in the RTI process.

  • At student-led goal setting and fall growth assessment conferences, teachers, parents, and students partner to accomplish individual student learning growth K-8.  At 9-12, during second semester conferences, students, parents, and advisors will review student progress and set action steps for improvement.

  • Teachers will utilize the district’s Professional Growth and Evaluation Handbook to guide the development of student learning and growth goals.

Click to Open: Strategies to increase graduation percentages
  • Implement the AVID critical ready components to enrich Common Core State Standards in literacy.
  • Align communication to students and families about what students are expected to learn and reach proficiency.
  • Develop a district attitude through PBIS centered around all students being everyone’s responsibility.
  • Identified at-risk students will meet with a teacher to set an improvement plan for each and receive supports aligned with RTI/EBIS protocols.
  • Implement relevant required curriculum (most current district content adoptions) with agreed-upon supplemental materials.
  • Implement extended day and/or year plans for students not meeting requirements at grade level.
  • Structure in-building and cross-building transitions using transition document tools.
  • Use homeroom programs (at all grade levels) to inform students with feedback of their progress towards graduation requirements.
  • Work with the Klamath Promise initiative along with community and parent partnering to increase the graduation rate.
  • 9-12 schools will work with transition coordinators to ensure supports for improving student graduation.
  • Utilize term reporting document (grades and attendance) to identify students at risk for failure/dropout K-12.

2. Collaborative Excellence
a.   Parent and community partnerships are increased as measured by an increasing percent of students who take part in two or more service projects per year and by an increase in the number of school volunteers. 

Click to Open: Strategies to increase parent and community partnerships
  • Establish effective systematic two-way communication between parents, community, and schools.

  • Track effectiveness of communication via Excellence Indicators.

  • Tie careers to learning and establish more school-to-work experiences.

  • Increase community and parent involvement in all schools.

  • Acknowledge partnerships.

  • Set up multiple opportunities for students to improve Klamath Falls through student service projects at all age levels.

  • Establish a district-wide community service day in the spring.

b.   PLC implementation is effectively utilized so that at each grade level the following is true: 

Click to Ooen: Markers that PLC implementation is effective
  • PLC’s plan for and Core instruction that includes interventions and enrichments unit by unit.

  • Effective teaching strategies are shared among teachers.

  • Common curriculum is taught.

  • Common pacing is followed.

  • Common assessments are used to determine student growth.

 3. Operational Excellence