School Improvement PlanClick here for our "Plan on a Page" / Summarized version of our 2020-2021 School Improvement PlanFor our full Continuous School Improvement Plan, please click here: 2020-2021 UGMS CSIP.
Union Grove Middle School
Mission and Motto
Mission: Unity. Growth. Maturity. Success.
Vision & Beliefs
Union Grove Middle School will be one of the top performing middle schools in the Atlanta metro area in both student achievement and growth indicators. We are committed to providing appropriately rigorous and engaging learning opportunities to our Wolverine students, while also affording student growth opportunities for all performance levels of Wolverine learners at Union Grove Middle School. The cornerstone of an effectively engaging and supportive learning environment hinges on connectivity with all Wolverine stakeholders along with community connections that can support and enhance the learning experience for our Middle School Wolverines. The combination of effective instruction and connectivity begins in our elementary feeder schools and extends into our high school, as we strive to ensure that all stakeholders at all levels are committed to the Wolverine Way from kindergarten to graduation, and that the short three-year time spent at UGMS is the vital mid-point of that 13 year journey. Through this intentional understanding of the vital importance of the middle school experience, we can ensure that our learners remain Wolverines for 13 years in the Union Grove family of schools.
School Improvement Goals
Goal #1 – Instructional planning and learning opportunities will focus on providing differentiated instruction to meet the needs of the varying academic ability levels and subgroup performance levels of the stakeholders at Union Grove Middle School, specifically seeing 6% increases in students scoring proficient or better on the Georgia Milestones EOG assessment, focusing on our subgroups of African-American, Economically Disadvantaged, and Students with Disabilities subgroups, and a 6% increase in students scoring at the distinguished level for gifted student subgroups.
Goal #2 – Instructional planning and learning opportunities will focus on providing appropriately rigorous and engaging instruction for Wolverine learners, increasing student motivation and engagement that would net a 6% increase in students scoring proficient or better in all content areas on the Georgia Milestones EOG assessment.
Goal #3 – Union Grove Middle School will improve in connectivity with stakeholders and will provide a learning environment that is supportive, safe, and secure, increasing the current star rating on the 2019 CCRPI from four stars with a score of 84.9 to a five star rating of 90.9.