Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools – Practical Solutions, Positive Results!

South Hagerstown High School

Results of Start on Time Implementation

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Decrease in Tardies

Graph showing reductions in tardies to school and class cutting.

Decrease in Referrals

Graph showing a 7 percent reduction in referrals.

Improvement in School Climate

Graph showing effects on school climate.

Before implementation

"Prior to implementing several of the Safe & Civil Schools components, South High was experiencing problems with a high volume of tardies to class and school, students roaming halls during class, no hallway supervision except for a few teachers and administrators—hall incidents including fights were frequent."
South Hagerstown High School Safe and Civil Implementation Overview Evaluation Report


School Characteristics

Community Setting:   Rural, Fringe
Grade Range:   9 – 12
Total Student Population:   1241
Total Staff:   151

Student Ethnicity

26.91%   African American
    .40%   American Indian/Alaskan Native
  1.37%   Asian/Pacific Islander
  5.08%   Hispanic
66.24%   Non-Hispanic Caucasian

Student Economic Status

60% of students qualify for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.

Special Education Services

13% of students receive Special Education Services.