Russellville Middle School Receives Highly Effective Schools Accreditation

Russellville Middle School announced today that it has earned Highly Effective Schools Accreditation from Solution Tree. This accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects Russellville Middle School’s commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality. Russellville Middle School earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process and the High Reliability SchoolsTM (HRS) framework. 

PLCs are schools and districts that recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded professional learning for educators. The 3 Big Ideas of the PLC at Work process calls upon educators to: (1) focus on learning, (2) build a collaborative culture, and (3) create a results orientation. The complementary HRS framework serves as a long-term strategic planning tool that guides school improvement in five key areas:

1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture
2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
4. Standards-Referenced Reporting
5. Competency-Based Education

Cameron L. Rains, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Solution Tree and co-author of Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability SchoolsTM: Cultures of Continuous Learning, explained, “In order to receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation,schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for students. We commend Russellville Middle School for achieving this designation and for going the extra mile for the learners they serve.” To learn more about Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, please visit SolutionTree.com/HESA.

School Name: Russellville Middle School
Contact: Sarah Monfee
Title: Principal
Address: 1203 West 4th Place
Russellville, AR 72801