Curriculum Offered at NH Jones
Mrs. Guest -- Assistant Principal of Curriculum
This school year, all students in grades K-5 will adopt the Common Core Curriculum. It requires Reading and Language Arts to be combined in one subject with Non-Fiction text being the focus (Science and Social Studies). Across the district the county has adopted two new series for textbooks. We are busy learning Wonders reading and Go Math Common Core textbooks. Students may access these books online through their student portal. We are not a Title I school as only about 30% of our students qualify for free or reduced priced lunches. We have maintained a school grade of "A" for the past eleven years under the "No Child Left Behind" legislation. We were also one of only a few schools named as a "Blue Ribbon School" in the state of Florida in 2005 and for 2011. We were ranked 3rd in the state on School Digger.com for the 2012-2013 school year.
Dr. N. H. Jones continues to dominate the Marion County Media Festival. We consistently win between 80% - 90% of the county awards as well as many state and international award. The media production program contuinues to be part of our regular curriculum, providing students an opportunity for a rigorous and relevant program of study.
Our major areas to work on this year are:
- Ensuring that we have no level one or two students in the area of reading or mathematics.
- Ensuring that all fourth grade students are proficient in the area of writing.
- Increasing the percent of students achieving at the higher quartiles.
- Making learning gains for all students.