When families are involved in their children's education, children earn higher grades and receive higher scores on tests, attend school more regularly, complete more homework, demonstrate more positive attitudes and behaviors, graduate from high school at higher rates and are more likely to enroll in higher education than students with less involved families.
Successful school-family partnerships require the sustained mutual collaboration, support, and participation of school staff and families (at home and at school) through participation in activities that can directly affect the success of children's learning.
The Site-based Council ensures that all stakeholders are involved in the decision-making process. It consists of the school principal, three teachers, one support staff, three parents, two community members, and two students. The purpose of the Council is to develop and review the school's vision statement, adjust to the changing expectations for the school and the needs of the students, and use relevant data to promote the successful learning and development of each child.