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Schools honored for creating safe, positive environments
Schools honored for creating safe, positive environments
Iowa Department of Education
Friday, March 08, 2019

Date: 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Iowa Department of Education has awarded schools statewide for their work on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a multi-tiered system of support for behavior and provides the framework for teachers to provide and monitor prevention and intervention practices.

The schools’ work in PBIS focuses on conditions to support learning by providing positive, predictable and safe environments. If done effectively, PBIS has been shown to reduce major disciplinary infractions, reduce out-of-school suspension, improve prosocial behavior, improve academic achievement and improve school climate.

Following are the schools and award levels for which they were honored.

Paramount

Paramount recognition includes those school-based teams who have completed Tier 3 training, are sustaining Tiers 1 and 2, and are building a continuum of support. Schools awarded have a team that builds and implements Tier 3 behavior support plans for those students needing intensive supports.

  • Center Point-Urbana Primary, Center Point-Urbana CSD, Grant Wood
  • Gehlen Catholic Elementary, Gehlen Catholic School, Northwest
  • Mid-Prairie West Elementary, Mid-Prairie West CSD, Grant Wood
  • Kinsey Elementary, Sioux Center CSD, Northwest
  • Spalding Park Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • West Monona Elementary, West Monona CSD, Northwest
  • West Sioux Hawarden Elementary, West Sioux CSD, Northwest
  • West Sioux Ireton Elementary, West Sioux CSD, Northwest

Banner-Plus

To earn Banner Plus, teams have met fidelity for Tier 2, are providing more than one Tier 2 intervention to meet students’ needs; and through progress monitoring, are able to show that 70 percent of students are responding positively to Tier 2 supports. Banner Plus schools are beginning to develop Tier 3 systems.

  • Akron-Westfield Elementary, Akron-Westfield CSD, Northwest
  • Anderson Elementary, Bondurant-Farrar CSD, Heartland
  • Morris Elementary, Bondurant-Farrar CSD, Heartland
  • Cardinal Elementary, Cardinal Elementary, Great Prairie
  • Center Point-Urbana Intermediate, Center Point-Urbana CPU, Grant Wood
  • Center Point-Urbana Middle, Center Point-Urbana CPU, Grant Wood
  • Lincoln Elementary, Charles City CSD, Central Rivers
  • Hawthorne Elementary, Keokuk CSD, Great Prairie
  • Lisbon Elementary, Lisbon CSD, Grant Wood
  • Berg Middle School, Newton CSD, Heartland
  • Emerson Hough Elementary, Newton CSD, Heartland
  • Oskaloosa Middle School, Oskaloosa CSD, Great Prairie
  • Horace Mann Elementary, Ottumwa CSD, Great Prairie
  • Evans Middle School, Ottumwa CSD, Great Prairie
  • Pleasantville Elementary, Pleasantville CSD, Heartland
  • Leeds Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • South O'Brien Elementary, South O'Brien CSD, Northwest
  • Delaware Elementary, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland
  • Wapello Elementary, Wapello CSD, Great Prairie
  • Expo Alternative Learning Center, Waterloo CSD, Central Rivers
  • Lowell Elementary, Waterloo CSD, Central Rivers

Banner

Banner schools are sustaining universal systems and practices. Students are accessing interventions such as Check in/Check out and 50 percent are responding positively to the support. The Tier 2 team engages families and staff; and uses a daily progress report to progress monitor student response to additional supports.

  • Grant Center Elementary, Albia CSD, Great Prairie
  • Strawberry Hill Elementary, Anamosa CSD, Grant Wood
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary, Bettendorf CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Columbus Elementary, Chariton CSD, Great Prairie
  • Washington Elementary, Charles City CSD, Central Rivers
  • Clay Central Everly Elementary, Clay Central Everly CSD, Prairie Lakes
  • Prairie Hill Elementary, College Community CSD, Grant Wood
  • Prairie Ridge Elementary, College Community CSD, Grant Wood
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Middle School, Dubuque CSD, Keystone
  • West Elementary, Emmetsburg CSD, Prairie Lakes
  • Hubbard Radcliffe Elementary, Hubbard Radcliffe CSD, Central Rivers
  • Elizabeth Tate High School, Iowa City CSD, Grant Wood
  • Keokuk Middle School, Keokuk CSD, Great Prairie
  • Roosevelt Elementary, Mason City CSD, Central Rivers
  • Midland Middle/High Schools, Midland CSD, Grant Wood
  • MOC-Floyd Valley Middle School, MOC-Floyd Valley CSD, Northwest
  • Monticello High School, Monticello CSD, Grant Wood
  • Harlan Elementary, Mount Pleasant CSD, Great Prairie
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Newton CSD, Heartland
  • Wilson Elementary, Ottumwa CSD, Great Prairie
  • Eisenhower Elementary, Ottumwa CSD, Great Prairie
  • Sergeant Bluff-Luton Elementary, Sergeant Bluff-Luton CSD, Northwest
  • Irving Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • Loess Hills Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • Liberty Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • Centennial Elementary, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland
  • Willowbrook Elementary, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland

Honor Plus

Honor Plus is awarded to schools that are implementing universal features with fidelity. Additionally, classroom systems and family/community involvement are included in their plan. These schools are developing Tier 2 systems and have defined a decision rule to identify students who may benefit from additional supports.

  • Lincoln Center Elementary, Albia CSD, Great Prairie
  • Central Lee Middle School, Central Lee CSD, Great Prairie
  • Central Lee High School, Central Lee CSD, Great Prairie
  • Wilson Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Washington Elementary, Fairfield CSD, Great Prairie
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Elementary, Indianola CSD, Heartland
  • George Washington Elementary, Keokuk CSD, Great Prairie
  • Van Allen Elementary, Mount Pleasant CSD, Great Prairie
  • Mount Pleasant Middle School, Mount Pleasant CSD, Great Prairie
  • Aurora Heights Elementary, Newton CSD, Heartland
  • Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Newton CSD, Heartland
  • Okoboji Elementary, Okoboji CSD, Prairie Lakes
  • Cornell Elementary, Saydel CSD, Heartland
  • Hunt Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • Morningside Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • Runnells Elementary, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland
  • Mitchellville Elementary, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland
  • Four Mile Elementary, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland
  • Lied Center, Waverly Shell Rock CSD, Central Rivers
  • Crossroads Park Elementary, West Des Moines CSD, Heartland
  • Fairmeadows Elementary, West Des Moines CSD, Heartland

Honor

Schools that earn the Honor level award have rolled out their PBIS plan to students, staff and families. They have identified and taught behavioral expectations and implemented systems to develop a consistent response to appropriate and problem behaviors. The building team meets regularly and is using data to inform decisions.

  • Central Ward Elementary, Centerville CSD, Great Prairie
  • Central Lee Elementary, Central Lee CSD, Great Prairie
  • McKinley Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • East Marshall Middle School, East Marshall CSD, Central Rivers
  • Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Elementary, Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton CSD, Heartland
  • Beaver Creek Elementary, Johnston CSD, Heartland
  • Lisbon Middle School, Lisbon CSD, Grant Wood
  • Mount Pleasant High School, Mount Pleasant CSD, Great Prairie
  • Lincoln Elementary, Mount Pleasant CSD, Great Prairie
  • James Elementary, Ottumwa CSD, Great Prairie
  • West High School, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • Southeast Polk Junior High, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland
  • Springville Secondary School, Springville CSD, Grant Wood
  • Van Buren Middle School, Van Buren CSD, Great Prairie

Emerging

These schools completed training during the 2017-18 school year and developed all of the products needed to begin implementation. They were ready to roll out their PBIS plan in the fall of 2018. The following schools met criteria for the Emerging level:

  • AGWSR Middle School, AGWSR CSD, Central Rivers
  • Garfield Elementary, Clarinda CSD, Green Hills
  • Clarinda Middle School, Clarinda CSD, Green Hills
  • Fillmore Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Eisenhower Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Madison Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Monroe Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Adams Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Washington Elementary, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Williams Intermediate, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • West High School, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • Mid City High School, Davenport CSD, Mississippi Bend
  • St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School, Diocese of Des Moines, Heartland
  • Freemont Mills Secondary, Freemont Mills CSD, Green Hills
  • Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Elementary, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura CSD, Central Rivers
  • Harmony Elementary, Harmony CSD, Great Prairie
  • Okoboji Middle School, Okoboji CSD, Prairie Lakes
  • Osage Middle School, Osage CSD, Central Rivers
  • Sidney Junior High-High School, Sidney CSD, Green Hills
  • Unity Elementary, Sioux City CSD, Northwest
  • Clay Elementary, Southeast Polk CSD, Heartland
  • Winfield Mount Union Elementary, Winfield Mount Union CSD, Great Prairie