In the fall of 2014 Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin was added to the list of Communities In Schools affiliates impacting the state of Washington.
The key to Communities In Schools’ success is our site coordinators. Equal parts compassion and expertise, site coordinators work one-to-one with struggling students to get them what they need to stay on track.
Last year Communities In Schools of Benton-Franklin site coordinators touched the lives of students in 4 school districts (Richland, Kennewick, Pasco and Prosser): over 13,000 students benefited from school-wide services and over 670 received one-to-one, case-managed services. Of the students receiving individualized assistance:
- 96% of secondary students stayed in school.
- 96% of secondary students were promoted or graduated.
- 80% improved behavior.
- 84% improved attendance.
- 88% improved academic performance.
Of all organizations working toward student achievement nationwide, only Communities In Schools is proven to increase proficiency in math and reading (key indicators for potential student success), decrease dropout rates, and boost on-time graduation rates.