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The administration supports the things that are important. They support the teachers, they are always focused on learning and getting kids as far as they can in 1 year, 2 years, 3 years.

– Kathryn Anstaett

Fulfilling our mission is no easy task. It will require an extensive commitment of time, energy and financial resources.

– Andrew Boy

These teachers are so upbeat. They make you feel very very welcome.

– Bobby Cline and Paula Green

CCA has made it possible for my son to get wonderful grades and scholarships to great high schools that I never in a million years thought I would be able to send him to.

– Maria, Parent

I have always expected Christopher to go far, but with the help of CCA, Christopher already has a plan. He has a plan and he’s in the 8th grade - and that’s amazing.

– Maria, Mother

For the staff, this is not just a job for them. They are really on a mission to change these childrens’ lives and impact the community.

– Jason, Parent

I love the fact that the teachers hold her accountable for her homework, for her tests, for the syllabus. Everything is in order.

– Jason, Parent

I'm most proud of my grades. Since I've come here, I've been on the honor roll every single time.

– Christopher, Student

The teachers care. They care about education, they make sure the kids get their work done, and they communicate with you.

– Bobby and Paula, Parents

When I visit our students who are now in high school, they have that same passion for college, even after they have left CCA.

– Michelle Williams

It’s a great school to attend. It’s a great place to work too, because everyone here has a passion and dedication.

– Michelle Williams

We’d like to thank them for the opportunity to let our son go to this school. I don’t know how they found me, but I’m glad they did.

– Bobby and Paula, Parents

The teachers do everything in their power to be responsible for the success of not only their students, but of the school, of the class, and of the grade.

– Jason, Parent

School Performance Institute

About Us

School Site Review

Benchmark your school for success.

Schools are complex systems, and improving them requires coherent, orchestrated action sustained over time across a number of Essential Organizational Features, which include:

1. Effective Leaders
2. Collaborative Teachers
3. Involved Families
4. Supportive Environment
5. Ambitious Instruction

The  School Site Review uses observation, performance, and survey data to provide a description of a school’s performance on the Essential Organizational Features as well as insight into a number of other variables that play a role in a school’s improvement context, including: community context, school structural factors, and relational trust.  

School leaders will receive a comprehensive report and a custom-crafted set of recommendations organized around the Essential Organizational Features. At the School Performance Institute, we have spent more than a decade identifying the organizational features of successful schools and learning how to purposefully organize our own schools for improvement and success.  Our site review work is built upon this experience as well as important work in this area conducted by the University of Chicago’s Consortium on School Research. 

Let us help you understand your school's Essential Organizational Features and give you the tools we have found to be most aligned with school success. Contact John Dues at spi@unitedschoolsnetwork.org for more information.

Find out more about our one-of-a-kind Study the Network experience

Learn the tools and practices you need to fundamentally improve your school in our Purposeful Series of Workshops