Who are we?
Leeds Elementary School is a wonderful, eclectic mix of students, teachers and staff who strive daily to create an optimal environment for learning. With efforts focused upon the Responsive Classroom approach to create climate, culture and values, we are building a kind and caring citizenry intertwined with the clear understand that we must maintain high standards and expectations for academics. The Responsive Classroom approach is a way of teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe community. Students are recognized for positive actions through our “Bee” program which is rooted in being respectful and recognizes positive or contributory deeds with a symbolic bumble bee eraser. Community Meetings are held monthly with each one being hosted by a different grade level. This approach has produced marked results as our accountability data showed vast improvement across grade levels, subject matter and in our subgroups resulting in a Level 2 status as measured by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and promises to have even more gains moving forward. Family involvement, enrichment activities, community partnerships, a commitment to increased technology and most importantly a committed and dedicated staff all mesh to create a vibrant, child-centered elementary school.
How Are We Organized?
Leeds is currently organized with two sections of Pre-School, two sections of Kindergarten, two first grade classes and three sections of grades 2-5. Students participate in Art, Music, and Library once a week and Physical Education Twice a week. The student body is serviced by a full time Nurse, one full time Adjustment Counselor, a full time Tiered Support Specialist, 3.5 Special Educators, shared Occupational and Physical therapists, as well as a Technical Integration Specialist, a 0.8 school psychologist and and a 0.8 Speech and Language Pathologist. In an effort to increase academic support we currently have full time Reading and Math specialist who concentrate their efforts in early intervention. At present, Leeds has 9 full time Education Support Professionals. Two are assigned to Kindergarten, three are assigned to Resource Rooms, three work in 1:1 situations with students of varying need, while one works part time in the school library. Administration consists of the Principal, a full time Administrative Assistant and a 0.8 School Secretary. The building is staffed by three custodians, one during the day and two at night. Three cafeteria staff handle the lunch program and three cafeteria and recess assistants provide additional support during lunch and recess.
In addition to the Leeds students and staff, The Clarke School for the Deaf is housed at Leeds, which includes approximately twenty students and a fluctuating staff of fifteen. They are a separate program but the students are integrated for art, music, PE, library and some science classes.
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