In the fall of 2015, Warren Township High School District 121 embarked on a strategic planning process to help guide the priorities and work for the school for the next five years. The process was very thorough including a full review of WTHS demographic and performance data, as well as a comprehensive satisfaction survey in which over 2,100 students, 750 parents and 300 staff members participated. Additionally, a diverse committee with nearly 60 stakeholders from the school district and community met with our Board of Education over the course of three months to review the District’s mission, beliefs, and formulas for success. A Saturday session was held to solicit more informal recommendations from students, staff and the broader community which were considered in the overall strategic plan.
The strategic plan that follows is a compilation of the strategic planning work. The Board of Education approved this plan on December 15, 2015, and it will be reviewed and modified as needed annually through 2020. As the strategic plan is modified, updated versions will be available on the District 121 website. The goals and timelines document provides general focus areas within our school district. Some goals and activities have immediate realization, while others will require some planning prior to implementation. Also included within the plan are the initial Greatness Indicators which were identified to help bring accountability to our plan and results for our students, staff and community.
On behalf of Warren Township High School District 121, I would like to thank all members of the community who participated in this strategic planning process. Identifying and documenting our continuous improvement efforts are vitally important to ensure we can continue the tradition of excellence at WTHS.
John P. Ahlgrim, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools