PLC at Work® Success Stories
Schools and districts from across the globe are transforming their classrooms—and so can you! Our experts have partnered with passionate educators worldwide to make a major impact on teaching and learning. But don't take our word for it. Browse the inspiring stories below to get a firsthand glimpse of their amazing success.
Clear Lake Community School District
Because of the trust and foundation they have in the PLC process, Clear Lake CSD in northern Iowa transitioned through the pandemic with minimal disruption and have even discovered an accelerated pathway for students to thrive through expert advice from Solution Tree.
École Mission Senior Secondary School
École Mission Senior Secondary School met the challenges of a school district reconfiguration, graduating more students and increasing AP performance.
Esther Starkman School (K‑9)
Esther Starkman School met the diverse needs of its students in grades K–9 by taking collective responsibility for the success of each learner.
Fairdale High School
The percentage of college- and career-ready students, as measured by the ACT, rose from 9 to 34.7 in just three years.
Fern Creek High School
Using PLC at Work® and RTI at Work™ processes, Fern Creek High School increased its test scores from the state’s bottom 10% to the 76th percentile of all students within five years.
Golden Hills Elementary
Over the last three to four years, Golden Hills Elementary School has gone from a place with high disciplinary referrals and below-average grade levels to one where student success and well-being are the primary focus.
Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School
In just five months, proficiency in reading increased 52 percentage points.
Lake County Schools
Lake County Schools experienced decreases in student achievement that were less than the state average in many areas during school shutdowns due to the pandemic. In addition, math achievement saw an increase in the number of subgroups performing above the state average.
Mason Crest Elementary
Mason Crest Elementary used the PLC at Work® framework to build a culture of collaboration and ensure high levels of learning for all.
Minnieville Elementary School
Minnieville Elementary School used the PLC at Work® process to address ethnic, linguistic, and economic changes to its student population, as well as to meet and exceed changing standards from the state.
Montezuma Community Schools
With a student enrollment of only 539, this rural district is the smallest to become a Model PLC at Work® district.
Pasadena Independent School District
In three years, the percentage of students in grades 9–12 who achieved mastery in algebra rose from 75% to 90%.
Sanger Unified School District
From 2005 to 2012, student scores on the California Academic Performance Index (API) increased from 702 to 822. For EL students, the scores increased from 636 to 772.
Seneca High School
In just two years, Seneca High School rose to the 42nd percentile of all schools in the state after being in the bottom 5th percentile.
Southeast Polk Community School District
After working with Solution Tree, Mitchellville Elementary School, a Title I school serving a community with a high number of students who qualify for free and reduced fees, received an “Exceptional” rating in the Iowa School Performance Profiles
St. Andrews School
St. Andrews School used the PLC at Work® process to provide staff with more time to collaborate, improve data collection practices, and increase student reading scores year-over-year.
Stults Road Elementary School
The Texas Commissioner of Education named Stults Road one of two schools in the state to receive the 2010 National Title I Distinguished Award.
Tongue River Elementary School
One cohort of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch showed continuous improvement in English and mathematics from third through fifth grade. Percent proficiency increased 29 percent in English and 284 percent in math.
Woodbine Community School District
In the 2020–2021 school year, the proficiency of all Woodbine eighth graders was 15% higher in English than that of eighth graders statewide, 6% higher in mathematics, and 18% higher in science.
Woodlawn Middle School
Woodlawn Middle School has used the Professional Learning Community process to foster collaboration and ensure high levels of learning for more than 15 years.
Wyoming Department of Education
The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) partnered with Solution Tree to provide professional development to K–12 teachers on the PLC at Work process.