School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year


John Lewis High School

Region 3

Alfonso Smith, Principal

Background: The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) is a federal grant which requires that spending be used in specific areas.  Part of the Fairfax County Public Schools spending plan identifies funding to be used for Unfinished Learning and Student Academic and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (Wellness) Needs.  Schools have been given funding allocations to support the academic and wellness needs of students.  Schools are required to create plans in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Wellness highlighting the strategies they will use to support these areas using their ESSER III funding.  These strategies are shown below.


English Language Arts 

Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Goal:   During the 2022-2023 school year, 80% of students enrolled in an English 9-12 class will score "proficient or advanced" on the Spring Reading Inventory (RI) assessment; and, all students enrolled in a Lit Essentials and Lit Lab 1, 2, or 3 class will increase their Lexile score by at least one proficiency band on the RI.

Strategy 1  Small-group sessions for intervention and remediation support

Strategy 2  Tutoring

Strategy 3  Utilize evidence based literary resources to enhance Tier 1 instruction at all levels.



Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.

Goal:   By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, Lewis High School students with disabilities (SWD) and students of multiple races engaged in mathematics courses will improve their performance by 10% on the end-of-course state exam.

Strategy 1  Small-group sessions for intervention and remediation support.

Strategy 2  Ensure students are meeting graduation requirements in math on-time.

Strategy 3  Tutoring



Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.

Goal: By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, the wellness domain of the SEL Screener will increase from 48% to 53%. This would support our continued improvement in this domain as our initial SEL Screener indicated this domain at 43% in the fall of 2021. By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, the chronic absenteeism rate will drop from 23% to 20% . **In addition, Students and Staff members will receive feedback survey forms quarterly, to monitor and track the impact of our Wellness Plan initiatives and progress towards Wellness goals.

Strategy 1 Professional Development/Skill building activities will be available to students, staff, and parents.

Strategy 2  Provide targeted intervention for students during school and after school to support overall well being and development.

Strategy 3  Establish programs and initiatives to prevent and decrease the number of high risk behaviors including chronic absenteeism and substance abuse.


Portrait of a Graduate (POG)

Outcome: All students will complete a POG Presentation of Learning (POL) by 2025-26. 

Goal:  By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, all staff and students will demonstrate increased understanding of POG skills (with a focus on Critical and Creative Thinker and Goal Oriented and Resilient) as recorded on students' self-reflections during first and second semesters.

Strategy 1 Staff will increase knowledge of POG and POG POL.

Strategy 2  Students will have opportunities to create and present evidence that demonstrates POG attribute development.



OTHER End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Goal: By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, at least 70% of Lewis High School students who need a verified science credit and are enrolled in a science course with an End of Course SOL assessment will earn a verified or locally verified credit.

Strategy 1 Provide a scaffolded curriculum through daily targeted instructional strategies for each subject area to ensure that all students learn the essential skills and knowledge to earn a verified credit

Strategy 2  All science CT’s will develop a system for identifying our students who need Tier 2 and Tier 3 support in their science classes and provide remediation to them.

Strategy 3  Individualize remediation & intervention.