High Reliability Schools

  • The Marzano Research Group has developed the High Reliability Schools (HRS) Framework to identify best practices to implement in schools to improve student success. This framework shows how best practices work together and provides indicators to empower districts and schools to measure their progress on attaining five increasing levels of reliability.

    Click here to see WASD’s commitment to continuous improvement and the HRS process.


    5-Competency-Based Education 4-standards-Referenced Reporting 3-Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum 2-Effective Teaching in Every Classroom 1-Safe,Supportive, and Collaborative Culture


    In 2019 Meridian Middle School was recognized as a Level 1 High Reliability School (“Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture”) by the West Ada School District and Marzano Research Group. By May 2021 we will achieve HRS Level 2 status—once again being recognized throughout the district and beyond for providing “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom.”

    Although we will continue demonstrating strategies implemented to providing a “Safe, Supportive, and Collaborative Culture,” HRS Level 2 will be a two-year process designed to improve student achievement, build upon a shared vision, and engage our stakeholders.

    In order to achieve “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom,” our staff will receive training of WASD’s model of instruction (FIT Model), AVID teaching practices, Visible Learning strategies, learn from one another through peer observations, and collaborate in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to discuss data and enhance teaching practices.

    Our staff, students, parents, and community members will be informed of common terminology within our school and throughout the district by means of classroom instruction, our school’s website, email messages, social media content, training sessions, and reported through data collection.

    In October staff completed a survey to determine our direction going forward. By the end of April we will be asking for input from our students, parents, and community members to gain stakeholder insight to improve upon our methods. Next year we will be addressing our performance based on stakeholder data and provide evidence of “Effective Teaching in Every Classroom” to our district’s certification team and Marzano Research Group.

    You can stay up to date with our HRS process and all of the great things happening at Meridian Middle School by linking to our website, checking out our newsletters, or by following us on social media (Facebook or Instagram).