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education_iconGermantown has a reputation for lifelong learning and continuous education that meets the needs of all residents.

The City of Germantown facilitates opportunities for resident learners to enhance their quality of life through education. This exists through schools in the Germantown Municipal School District and Shelby County Schools, three primary-level private schools, five special needs schools, nine preschool programs, a healthy homeschool population, the Union University Germantown campus and a variety of children’s and adult continuing education offerings from many sponsors.

On Target Participation in adult lifelong learning and continuing education

Description

Percent of respondents indicating that they participate in adult lifelong learning and continuing education opportunities from City government and all education providers in Germantown.

 

Analysis

Adults participate in various types of educational activities in order to obtain knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workplace, school or just to enhance community and individual well being. The City strives to provide activities that will promote adult lifelong learning and continuing education opportunities for the public. Parks and Recreation, the Germantown Community Library and the Germantown Performing Arts Center are all venues that offer educational programs to the public. The continuity of a program is based on participation levels. In fiscal year 2017, the City added this question to the citizen survey to gather information on residents participation in adult lifelong learning and continuing education. Fiscal year 2018 shows a 36.97% participation rate. The City is continuing to work together to provide adult learning programs and events that help meet the needs of the resident.

 

Impact

The City has moderate impact on this measure.

On Target Degree to which adult lifelong learning and continuing education needs are met

Description

Percent of respondents indicating that their needs were met based on the adult lifelong learning and continuing education opportunities from City government and all education providers in Germantown.

 

Analysis

In fiscal year 2017, the City worked with the survey vendor to gather information from residents on adult lifelong education needs being met through educational programs offered in Germantown. Fiscal year 2018 shows that 75.95% of respondents saying that adult lifelong learning and continuing education needs are met. The City is working on continuous improvement to be sure that the adult educational programs are meeting the needs of residents in the future.

 

Impact

The City has moderate impact on this measure.

On Target Books from Birth enrollment

Description

Books from Birth was formally organized in the summer of 2005, as the Shelby County affiliate of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, after a state-wide effort brought the Imagination Library to all children in Tennessee's 95 counties. The mission of Books from Birth is to promote kindergarten readiness and strengthen family bonds in Shelby County by providing age-appropriate books for all children from birth to age five (Books from Birth).

 

Analysis

Fiscal year 2018 shows that 95.81% of residents ages 5 and under are enrolled in Books from Birth. This is a 1.33 percentage point increase in enrollment from fiscal year 2017 and a 5.43 percentage point increase from fiscal year 2016. Furthermore, in zip code 38138 100% of the children that were eligible enrolled into the program and in 38139 89% of the children that were eligible enrolled into the program. Germantown continues to rank the highest worldwide for participation in Books from Birth and continues to strive to be a best in class educational program.

 

Impact

The City has moderate impact on this measure.
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