Continuous School Improvement 2013-2018

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With an enrollment of 815 students, P-12, our district encompasses approximately 300 square miles in south-central Nebraska. Our district consists of four buildings: the Preschool; East Elementary, K-3; C. L. Jones Middle School, 4-8; Minden High School, 9-12, and the Success Center. Our district has a total valuation of $1,415.050,332 and a total levy of 0729536.

In 2013-14 the Minden Public Schools began another five-year cycle of school improvement. Our district goal is "All students, K-12 will improve their writing skills." We adopted this goal because we believe that language is the foundation of a strong academic program and we believed there was still room for growth from our previous five-year cycle. We implemented several strategies to improve our students' writing performance, and we are hopeful of continuing accreditation from the NDE. Our survey of staff, students, and patrons reveals a positive attitude toward our district. The community supports our academic endeavors and the many activities we offer to students, including athletics and the fine arts.

A Statement of Support
from the Board of Education and Staff

The Board of Education and staff of the Minden Public Schools are committed to school improvement. We believe it is important to provide appropriate resources, time, funding, and staff development in support of the total school improvement of the Minden Public Schools. We support the current processes put in place by the School Improvement Committee.