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5 Essentials


The 5Essentials® is a research-based school improvement system that defines, measures, and utilizes the most important organizational conditions, including aspects of a school’s culture and climate, to improve student outcomes.  

Specifically, the 5Essentials is an improvement framework and diagnostic survey with research-tested scoring and interactive reporting that provides insights into schools’ organizational strengths and areas of opportunity across the five essential factors for school improvement: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction. The system also includes professional learning designed to help educators leverage 5Essentials data to inform improvement planning and drive improved school and student outcomes.

News & Events

eLearning Participation Rates

Gower Middle had an eLearning Day on 11/21/23. We are proud to report that our participation rate was 96% of students completing their assigned work!

Thank you to everyone for making our Practice eLearning Day a success!

Update on Grading

We are excited to share some important updates regarding our grading system in 5th and 6th grade core classes and 5th-8th grade specials classes and PE. As part of our commitment to providing a comprehensive and transparent assessment process, we are transitioning to a new grading scale known as the 4-3-2-1 grading scale for standards-based assessment.

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