• The New York State Education Department (NYSED) annually reviews the academic performance of each school, based on results of state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics as well as graduation rate.  Under this accountability system, our district has been identified as a “Focus District,” and some of our schools have been identified as “Focus Schools.”

    Dunkirk City School District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP)

    Consistent with the USDE approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver, all Focus Districts are required to develop a District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP) that details how the district plans to improve instruction and address the identified needs of Focus, Priority, and Local Assistance Plan (LAP) Schools.   The initial Dunkirk CSD plan was developed in compliance with this requirement and will be revisited and updated over the course of the year.
    Dunkirk City School District School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP)
    All identified priority and focus schools who do not have an approved SIG(G) or SIF plan are required to develop a School Comprehensive Education Plan (SCEP) that details the way in which identified schools are focused on increasing the quality of instruction, improving the effectiveness of the leadership and teaching; and improving student achievement and graduation rates for all students with emphasis on identified subgroups.  The Dunkirk City School District has decided to have ALL schools participate in the planning and review process.  Building plans were developed over the course of the summer and will be revisited by building teams over the course of the school year.
    2018-2019 Focus School Plans
    2018-2019 Non-Focus School Plans