Major District Accomplishments

Academic Achievement

The Graduating Class of 2018 earned more than $71 million in scholarships - the most in MPS history. 

LAMP, Booker T. Washington, Brewbaker Technical High Schools annually named among nation’s top schools by U.S. News and World Report

Highland Avenue Elementary named Alabama Torchbearer School for a record fourth time-2011 (NOTE Alabama stopped the Torchbearer program in 2014.)

T.S. Morris Elementary named an Alabama Torchbearer School-2010

E.D. Nixon named an Alabama Torchbearer School-2009 and 2010

T.S. Morris Elementary was named a U.S. Department of Education 2011-2012 Blue Ribbon School (only 314 schools in the nation receive this designation annually)

Brewbaker Technology Magnet High was named a U.S. Department of Education 2009-2010 Blue Ribbon School

BTW Magnet High School was named a top high school in America by the Washington Post’s Challenge Index-2010

Lee High School JROTC earned the highest rating attainable by Headquarters ROTC, the umbrella for all JROTC programs, for exceeding Air Force JROTC standards-2011

Jeff Davis High teacher Quebe Bradford one of 16 state finalists for the 2011-2012 Alabama Teacher of the Year-2012

Capitol Heights Counselor Dr. Joan Williams named Alabama Counseling Association’s State Counselor of the Year 2012

LAMP teacher Dianne Frucci named Southern Regional AP Teacher of the Year-2012

Bellingrath BI Denise Whittle earns national award by Auburn University’s College of Education for effective anti-bully awareness campaigns -2012

Fifty-nine MPS students named among the best scholars in the nation through the National Merit, National Hispanic and National Achievement scholars programs in the last three years

District increased the number of Pre-K Programs from six to 22

District opened the McKee Pre-K Center-2011

Since 2008, MPS has increased its AP course offerings from 22 to 33; increased AP qualifying scores by 168 percent from 195 to 522; increased AP qualifying scores by minority students by 226 percent from 47 to 153; and increased enrollment in AP math, science and English by 94 percent from 638 to 1,238.

Received a three-year $11.1 million grant to work with the four lowest performing middle schools in the system.·

Rezoned all elementary and middle students for attendance and safety reasons.

Expanded a dual enrollment program with Trenholm State allowing up to 100 students to participate in college level career tech classes while enrolled in high school.

Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies MPACT opened- 2012

LAMP, Johnnie Carr Middle and Macmillan International approved as International Baccalaureate Program candidates

Added Pre-Advance Placement classes/programs in all middle schools.

Implemented a district-wide school uniform policy.

Implemented Credit Recovery and Grade Recovery programs which resulted in over 400 additional graduates in 2011.

Added Response to Instruction (RTI) structure to the district.

Added robotics programs in eight middle schools.

Added Nano-Biology training for teachers in middle schools.

Aerospace engineering program at Brewbaker Tech.

Employee Assistance Program initiated and implemented.

Wilson Elementary and Crump Elementary were selected as Model Schools for the state WAY to a Healthier Alabama Campaign.

E.D. Nixon Elementary was selected to participate in a groundbreaking pilot student on obesity in Alabama.

Implemented the Accelerated Academy for overage middle school students.

Launched the R.O.C.K Respect anti-bullying awareness campaign with Family Sunshine Center

Implemented a new human resources screening program (Teacher & Principal Insight) to ensure that the best quality staff members are in our district.

Staff Development

Added PD360 – a computer based training system to allow teachers to learn skills in specific areas.

Implemented leadership training for principals and central administrators for the first time using the expertise of Maxwell Air University staff.

Continuation of a home grown training program with Samford University to develop school administrators.

Working with Alabama State University on the “Change Process” staff development for administrators.

Working with Alabama Best Practices Center.

1. Key Leaders Network. – All senior high principals involved in training.

2. Training for “Zone Leaders.”

Technology

District received $1 million to install SMARTBoards in every classroom. Currently working on a plan to upgrade to Smart Screen technology. 

District website was named one of the state’s best school websites by the Alabama School Community Information Network.

Training to integrate iPad technology into the classroom and for improved efficiency in the administrative areas.

Parental and Community Involvement

Partnered with Capitol City Connection to regularly broadcast special events, school performances, meetings and other information on cable.

School and district events broadcast weekday mornings on the “School Bell,” which airs weekdays at 7:45 a.m. on WVAS-FM. Broadcast also airs on Hot 105.7, Hallelujah 104.3, and Magic 97.1 every week day at various times. 

Superintendent Advisory councils with parents and teachers help to keep stakeholders informed. 

Network Nights held around the district to bring communities together to discuss issues (education and others) and talk about solutions. 

Parent and student activities (like the Math Scavenger Hunt at a local mall) scattered throughout the school year to allow parents to be involved in education.

A superintendent’s monthly column in Montgomery Parent Magazine.

Other Noteworthy Activities

Currently undergoing steps in preparation for district re-accreditation

In the process of developing a new five-year strategic plan