Communities have a very special relationship with their schools. Nowhere is that more true than in Shaker Heights, where our District has been a beacon of educational excellence for more than a century.
We in Shaker are proud of the holistic, high-quality education our young people receive. All of our students at every grade level experience the rigorous International Baccalaureate philosophy that prepares them for college, career and life. A Shaker education produces Ivy League scholars and Broadway stars, Pulitzer Prize winners and trailblazing entrepreneurs. Most important, it produces caring citizens who are destined to make our community, and our world, a better place.
Now in its seventh year, “Measuring What Matters” is a report to the community on the accomplishments of our students and staff. This year’s Measuring What Matters is a bit different. The global pandemic and shift to online learning for extended periods of time has changed the District’s ability to collect the student achievement metrics typically shared.
Instead, this year’s publication highlights the goals of the District’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. The District shares these goals as an invitation to the community to partner in implementing this important work focused on two core principles: Educational Equity and the International Baccalaureate Programme.
In Shaker, we truly believe that a community is known by the schools it keeps. The quality of our schools is a reflection of our wonderful students, staff, families, Board of Education and the community that supports them.