Results

End of Year Results for 2016-2017

CISDR and TEAThe parent/guardian of every child served by CISDR, completes a permission slip, informed consent and release of information allowing CISDR access to their child’s academic record. Following an assessment of the child’s academic, attendance, behavioral and social service needs, a baseline is created and progress is measured every 6 or 9 weeks (depending on the district).

In the 2016-17 school year, CISDR served 9,542 students. Of the case-managed students we served:

  • 85% improved in academics, behavior and/or attendance
  • 89% were promoted to the next grade
  • 96% of eligible seniors graduated and
  • 97% stayed in school.

What People are Saying About CISDR

“I want to give my salute to these wonderful women and those who work with them on the Communities In Schools project. It’s impossible to overstate my respect and admiration for what you’re doing.”
— Dan Rather

“We are happy to be able to support the great work of Communities In Schools in partnership with McKinney ISD and serving the most challenged children in the community.”
— Raj Bhargava, Owner, Manner Polymers

“For middle and high schools students, CIS was clearly making a difference. Most striking, perhaps, was the unanimous response across students in high school and many in middle schools who stated that they would have dropped out of school if it were not for CIS.”
— TEA Best Practices in Dropout Prevention Study

“[CISDR} has given me a new way to look at things. Find a solution to school related problems, out of school, and relationship problems. Also [I’ve learned] how to avoid problems.”
— CISDR Student

“The tutoring provides a chance for our children to get personalized attention. This helps them improve in their learning and thus, help improve their confidence and self-esteem. It’s a wonderful program!”
— CISDR Parent

“CIS is an integral part of our school. They provide services that fulfill many specific needs in our building. I strongly believe that they are an important facet of the support system our students require in order to be successful. [The Site Coordinators] are always available and eager to support our students and their families.”
— Campus Principal at Caldwell Elementary School

“The challenges – and opportunities – that our world presents will never be lesser, so the need to prepare and equip young people has never been more important. Communities In Schools bridges the gap for many young people, helping ensure that they are able to face tomorrow’s world more confident in their ability to succeed.”
— Blake Lewis, CISDR Board Chair