Ozark Upper Elementary School Receives Highly Effective Schools Accreditation

(Bloomington, IN, 12/13/2022)— Ozark Upper Elementary School announced today that
it has earned Highly Effective Schools Accreditation from Solution Tree. This
accreditation is a significant achievement that reflects Ozark Upper Elementary School’s
commitment to reaching and maintaining the highest levels of educational quality.
Ozark Upper Elementary School earned this accreditation by maintaining and growing
identified areas having the biggest impact on student learning and growth. These areas
are directly aligned to the Professional Learning Communities at Work® (PLC) process
and the High Reliability SchoolsTM (HRS) framework.
PLCs are schools and districts that recognize the key to improved learning for students is
ongoing, job-embedded professional learning for educators. The 3 Big Ideas of the PLC
at Work process call upon educators to: (1) focus on learning, (2) build a collaborative
culture, and (3) create a results orientation. The complementary HRS framework serves
as a long-term strategic planning tool that guides school improvement in five key areas:
1. Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture
2. Effective Teaching in Every Classroom
3. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
4. Standards-Referenced Reporting
5. Competency-Based Education
Cameron L. Rains, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Solution Tree and co-author of
Professional Learning Communities at Work® and High Reliability SchoolsTM: Cultures of
Continuous Learning, explained, “In order to receive Highly Effective Schools Accreditation,
schools must put a laser-like focus on the things that really matter and make a difference for
students. We commend Ozark Upper Elementary School for achieving this designation and for
going the extra mile for the learners they serve.”
To learn more about Highly Effective Schools Accreditation, please visit
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educators to raise student achievement. With more than 48,962 educators attending
professional learning events and more than 5,500 professional development days in schools
each year, Solution Tree helps teachers and administrators confront essential challenges.
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School Name: Ozark Upper Elementary School
Contact:Shane Vincent
Title: Principal
Address:1301 Walden Dr, Ozark, AR 72949
Email: shane.vincent@ozarkhillbillies.org
Phone: (479) 667-3464