School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

2023-24 SIIP At-a-Glance

Katherine Johnson Middle School

Region 5

Dr. Tammy Silipgini, Principal


English Language Arts

Goal: By Spring 2024, all KJMS students will show measurable growth in reading comprehension and/or pass their grade level Reading SOL.

Strategy 1: Increase explicit routines, structures, and opportunities for students to build a community of readers, writers, and thinkers and to apply SEL skills.

Strategy 2: Increase the frequency of formative integrated reading and writing tasks (i.e. reading responses, annotations).

Strategy 3: Develop oral academic language skills with frequent opportunities for students to talk about their reading and writing.



Goal: By June 2024, 100% of 8th graders enrolled in Algebra I will earn a Verified Credit in Algebra. By June 2024, 100% of EL and SWD students enrolled in Math 7 and Math 8 will make their measurable growth goal on the Math Inventory.

Strategy 1: Improve teachers’ implementation of the Framework for Engaging & Student-Centered Instruction.

Strategy 2: Use conversation structures to increase academic talk between students.

Strategy 3: Increase systems of support during the school day, after school and summer to help students achieve success in mathematics.



Goal: By June of 2024, KJMS will move from the yellow zone (19.9%) on the Chronic Absenteeism Workbook to the green zone (15% or lower).

Strategy 1: Strengthening messaging to staff, students and families around attendance to school. Each stakeholder should be able to understand how daily attendance matters, not only for academic success, but because school offers an opportunity to develop social and emotional skills such as listening, paying attention, problem-solving and self-regulation, all which are needed to grow and learn.

Strategy 2: Create a school culture of engagement & belonging for students and families. Every staff, student, and family will feel safe and connected to the school community.