Welcome to Elementary Schools
Department supports our K-5 public schools as we work together with our
families and community to ensure our elementary students have a strong foundation for middle and high school by developing the following in each and every child:
- The ability to read non-fiction
independently and proficiently at the upper range of their grade level
by the end of each year
- The ability to fluently apply math foundational skills for algebra readiness.
- The ability to think critically and solve complex problems.
Level: Two of Our Greatest Priorities
In an effort to focus our decision-making, we have
identified the following priorities at the elementary level:
the instructional capabilities of every teacher in every K-5 classroom in our
23 elementary schools.
2. Maximize our ability to ensure that
children in our District are reading on grade level in third grade by
implementing research-based reading initiatives (click here to view a video of the Reading Recovery program), supporting early learning
programs, encouraging good attendance and mitigating summer learning loss. Of course, ensuring that children are reading
on grade level at every grade level
is critical, and when we achieve grade level reading in 3rd grade,
we will create a successful environment to sustain progress in 4th,
5th and beyond.
As we consider decisions that impact our elementary
schools, we can ask the following reflective questions to guide how we spend
our time and allocate our limited resources:
this improve and/or support effective instruction in our K-5 classrooms in our
23 elementary schools?
this support our mission to have every child reading on grade level by third