As Dean of Students, I think it is important to track the progress of the student body over the course of a year in order to determine trends in behavior. It also benefits the teachers and students to see a variety of data that provides an opportunity for reflection and discussion. Last week, I quickly ran some numbers comparing last year's referral statistics to this years. I found the total number of referrals (excluding uniform referrals - a neverending battle with middle school aged children) dropped 40%.
It is a testament to the students and teachers for striving each day to make Calvert a place for selfless servants, moral courage, and commitment to community.
Total Referrals Through January 2008: 196
Total Referrals Through January 2009: 117
Represents a 40% reduction