Alicia Clevenger , Principal
2910 South 18th Street
(765) 772-4780

 
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Edgelea Elementary
2011 - 2012
School Improvement Plan

EDGELEA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
CHALLENGING OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN AND GROW

    Edgelea Elementary School is the largest elementary school in the Lafayette School Corporation and is located at South 18th Street and Beck Lane. Edgelea serves over 530 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school houses several special programs. Elementary students identified as high ability for the entire Lafayette School Corporation are bussed to Edgelea to participate in self-contained classrooms with G/T licensed teachers in grades K through four. These students participate in the Confucius Classroom learning the Mandarin language and culture. The school also serves those students with special learning needs including a program for students who are hearing impaired. Additional instruction is available for students who are English Language Learners (ELL). Edgelea is a School-WideTitle I School with an emphasis on assisting students with reading difficulties. Edgelea is truly a child-centered school.

The award-winning Edgelea staff includes teachers nominated for, who have been finalists, and who have won the Golden Apple Award for outstanding teachers. All Edgelea teachers work diligently to meet the needs of all students by providing flexible, differentiated grouping and instruction focused on mastery of the Indiana Standards. Because of the efforts of teachers and students, Edgelea has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and achieved Exemplary Progress the last two years.

Edgelea parents are active partners in the educational process. Parents volunteer, host programs, and ensure that many resources and learning opportunities are available. The Edgelea TPA (Teacher Parent Association) meets monthly to discuss school issues and concerns and provides methods the school uses to better involve students, teachers, and parents in the learning process. This group annually sponsors a Family STEM Night, a Family Reading Night, and a Celebration of the Arts.

The Edgelea curriculum promotes problem solving, basic and higher level thinking skills, and the Indiana Standards. The school provides many activities and learning opportunities such as:
• Breakthrough to Literacy (kindergarten)
• Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math
• Part-time counselor/social worker
• Character Counts
• Access to Success Mentor Program
• K.E.L.L. (extended day kindergarten for English Language Learners)
• P.A.L. (Primary Accelerated Learning)
• Confucius Classroom

Edgelea is truly a wonderful place to learn and grow.