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MISSION STATEMENT

North Salem Elementary School will provide excellence in education in a safe and healthy environment through the commitment of students, staff, parents, and community members.

Students, with the support of the North Salem Elementary School community...

  • Will be responsible for their academic achievements and personal accomplishments.
  • Will develop an appreciation for lifelong learning.

PL221 SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GOALS

To view the entire North Salem School Improvement Plan for the 2011-13 school years click here.

Writing Applications Goal

The students at North Salem Elementary School will improve their writing applications skills in all curricular areas.

Math Goal

The students at North Salem Elementary School will improve their skills in number sense-base ten number system, place value, rounding, estimation, whole numbers, fractions and decimals-in all curricular areas. 

About the School... School Features...

North Salem Elementary is located in the northwest section of the school district in the town of North Salem.

The enrollment area is rural, with the population being the least dense of the two elementary districts. The enrollment area consists of the townships of Eel River and Union.

Regular classroom instruction is supplemented with three full time special subject area teachers in Physical Education, Music, and Art.

There is a resource room and support staff for Special Education, Title I Reading and ISTEP remediation.

The average class size is good, averaging 20 students. The school complies with the requirements of the Indiana Prime Time program in terms of average class size.

The staff in this building are united in their efforts and are pleased with their work assignment.

Our current Corporation enrollment is 1605 students in grades K-12.

The North Salem Elementary School building consists of two older but remodeled sections and
one new section which was completed in 2001. It is essentially a three section building serving grades K-5.

Featuring air conditioning, a large high-quality gym, pleasant cafeteria, phones in all rooms, it has a complete communications system, comfortable library and a beautiful playground.

The building is wired for technology with a 30 station computer lab, an Odyssey lab, classroom computers, a lab top cart, and complete Internet access.

The school also has a full time nurse, a full time library aide and a full time technology assistant.

Programs & Services… School Strengths…
    • Hands on experiential learning
    • Literature
    • Writing skills and journals
    • Math problem-solving
    • Research-based instructional methods
    • 5th grade rotation system
    • Student Council
    • PTO for parent involvement
    • Full time nurse
    • Breakfast and lunch programs
    • AYS After School Care available
    • Athletics (sponsored by community groups and parents with the use of school facilities including: soccer, football, flag football, basketball, baseball, softball, and swimming programs through Tri-West High School.)

Spell Bowl and Math Bowl Teams

  • Winners of regional and state competitions

ISTEP Remediation

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Title I Reading
  • Data-driven Instruction
  • Response to Instruction
  • Research-based practices
  • Waterford
  • Read Naturally
  • Odyssey Instruction and Intervention
  • AIMSweb assessments along with Progress Monitoring and Strategic Monitoring
  • NWEA
  • Acuity

Technology

  • 30 station networked computer lab
  • 30 Laptop computers to use in the classroom
  • A 30 station Odyssey lab
  • Extensive use of computers for task completion by students
  • Technology class for LEAP and other technologically gifted students

Excellent Communications
Facility Care and Maintenance

The Hidden Curriculum

  • Following rules
  • Respecting self and others
  • Being polite
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Character development
  • Personal accountability
  • Responsibility
Leadership
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Administration
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