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Annual Education Report (AER)

2020-2021 AER Cover Letter

February 12, 2021    

Dear Parents and Community Members

We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which will provide key information on the 2019-20 educational progress for Walters Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, accountability, and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Paul Holbrook, Walters Elementary Principal, for assistance.

The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following link: Walters Elementary Annual Education Report (SEE Q.7 AND Q.8 OF

THE 2020-21 AER FAQ DOCUMENT FOR DIRECTIONS) or you may review a copy in the main office.

For the 2019-20 school year, schools were identified using definitions and labels as required in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) school is one that has at least one underperforming student sub-group. An Additional Targeted Support (ATS) school is one that has a student subgroup performing at the same level as the lowest 5% of all schools in the state. A Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) school is one whose performance is in the lowest 5% of all schools in the state or has a graduation rate at or below 67%. Some schools are not identified with any of these labels. In these cases, no label is given.

Our school has not been given one of these labels.

State law requires that we also report additional information.

  1. Marshall Public Schools participates in “Schools of Choice” and welcomes students who accurately complete the process.  Students are assigned based on their knowledge, age and previous school year completion. Students are assigned to elementary buildings based on available space. Our goal is to maintain balance in all of our classrooms throughout all of our buildings. 

  2. We continue to work on our school improvement plan.  We have student achievement goals in ELA and Math and additional goals in the area of MTSS.  We gather data every year and create challenging, yet appropriate goals for our school.  We will continue to evaluate our assessment and instruction methods in order to see increases in student scores.

  3. We do not have a specialized school.

  4. To access a copy of our Core Curriculum either contact the principal’s office or Chad M. Holt, Curriculum Director for Marshall Public Schools. This curriculum is aligned with the state model and incorporated into daily teaching plans and delivered by each of our grade-level classroom teachers. 

  5. You may see the results for the M-STEP by accessing the AER report on the Marshall Public Schools website.

  6. We hold two conferences for parents; one in the fall and one in the spring.  We have averaged around 90% attendance over the past three years.

The staff and parents are very proud of the achievements of our students at Walters Elementary School. We work collaboratively to ensure that all children experience a positive, caring, and rigorous learning environment. We are fortunate to have many volunteers support our school. We believe that all children will find success and learn in our school.  We are committed to helping all children feel safe and we work diligently to help our students connect with staff and other children.  At all levels we celebrate small steps and special accomplishments whether they are academic, social, athletic, or extra-curricular as our children continue their journey of quality education within the Marshall Public Schools.


Paul Holbrook


Walters Elementary School

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