Superintendent Anthony G. Smith held a one-hour presentation at the high school media center on September 5, for Winton Woods fall State of the Schools address for one of the largest crowds in six years of presentation. The topics discussed included exciting opportunities happening in the district, increased enrollment, construction updates, and a discussion of academic growth and achievement.
One of the district’s highlights were being accepted into the highly competitive League of Innovative Schools, a powerful network that connects districts across the country to share successful learning practices that improve outcomes for students and better prepare them for the future. Winton Woods was one of only 14 districts in the nation invited to join this year.
Smith addressed equity in education, sharing how the district’s focus is to ensure every student succeeds in growth and achievement. “Our goals are to consistently increase academic achievement for all students, close achievement gaps, and increase the number of students graduating to be future ready,” said Smith while showing a dotted chart with every symbol moving forward. The graph showed students at every learning stage progressing. “Reform happens when every child moves to the right and no child is left behind.”
As of August 2019, enrollment has increased to over 4,000 students. “We have projected those numbers will increase to 5,000 as our new facilities come to completion,” said Smith. “With increased enrollment there will also be a need for more security. Our students safety is a top priority.” This led Smith to announce Winton Woods City Schools will be adding a levy to the March 17 ballot for safety and security, preschool village, and increased enrollment. To access the full video recording of WWCS fall State of the Schools address, go to www.wintonwoods.org/state-of-the-schools.