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ERIC Number: ED543156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
Investigating the Impact of the Cisco 21st Century Schools Initiative on Harrison County School District. Summative Report
Ba, Harouna; Meade, Terri; Pierson, Elizabeth; Ferguson, Camille; Roy, Amanda; Williams, Hakim
Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc
There are 21 schools in the Harrison County School District (HCSD), located in southern Mississippi, in the Gulfport/Biloxi metropolitan area. Of those, only Harrison Central 9th Grade (HC9) and Harrison County High School (HCHS) participated in the Cisco 21S Initiative--therefore, this summary will focus on only administrators, teachers, technology personnel, students, and parents at those two schools. Throughout the four years of the Initiative, the total number of school-level administrators remained constant at seven, two of whom were at HC9 and five at HCHS. Technology personnel also held steady over the Initiative, with two at HC9 and three at HCHS. Teachers at the two schools increased slightly, from a combined total of 146 in 2005-2006 to 157 in 2008-2009. Over the past four years, the number of teachers at HCHS has increased by 10 (94 to 104), while the teaching staff at HC grew by 1 (52 to 53). Enrollment data for both schools was not available during the first year of the Initiative. Since the 2006-2007 school year, the number of students has grown at HCHS from 1,577 to 1,872 this last school year, while the number has declined at HC9 from 749 to 724. The overall Harrison County school population in 2009 was 26 percent African American, 68 percent White, and 2.6 percent Hispanic. Fifty-six percent (56 percent) were eligible for free or reduced lunch. It is important to note that the level of participation at HCHS has changed over time. At the beginning of the Initiative, the entire HC9 population participated, but only a portion of administrators, teachers, and students were involved at HCHS. In the second year, both schools participated fully, a level that has continued to the present. The smaller numbers of participants in year 1 at HCHS should be kept in mind when looking at year-to-year results. (Contains 34 figures, 8 tables, 1 box, and 1 footnote.)
Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center, Inc. 96 Morton Street 7th Floor, New York, NY 10014. Tel: 212-807-4200; Fax: 212-633-8804; e-mail: cct@edcorg; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Cisco Global Education
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Center for Children and Technology
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi