Shaw School

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Shaw School

Phoenix, Arizona



Respect Yourself

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Watch a video showing what PBIS looks like in K-12 schools:

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports).

What is Positive Behavior Intervention and Support?


PBIS is a positive way of acknowledging students who meet our school-wide expectations and for preventing discipline problems. Our PBIS team is hard at work taking professional development training so that we can create the culture that we all want for our school. Throughout this year, the PBIS Team will be asking students, staff, and our community for information and feedback. We want your input!

- One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
- Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and nonclassroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms).
- Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.

What are the Outcomes of PBIS?

  • Decreased classroom disruptions and office discipline referrals
  • Increased academic achievement and performance
  • Improved school climate and safety

Why is PBIS Needed Here?

Office Referral Data
Our student discipline data shows that quite a few students are being sent to the office for disruption and disrespect. When that happens, they are not learning and this also interferes with the learning of others. We need to help all or student to be successful academically and behaviorally.

When students struggle with reading – we teach. When students struggle with math or music – we teach. When students struggle with behavior – we need to teach them how to succeed.

Climate Surveys Data
Thank you to staff, students and parents for sharing your thoughts and feeling about Shaw. We really appreciate your candid feedback – both the positive and needs improvement pronto! We hear you and are taking action. Here are a few of the kind words that were shared:


The teachers care about us.

Shaw helps us with our problems, even ones that happen at home.


Thank you for working hard to give my children a good education.

One of the things I can say is you keep a police officer at the school and that gives me peace of mind because I know my kid is safe.




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