At Middleton, our goal is to create and maintain a fun, safe and stimulating learning environment where all children achieve. Students are taught to respect and care about each other. In addition to strong classroom instruction, intensive programs are available for students with a wide range of special needs. We believe a strong connection between parents, students and the school is the best way to promote student success. Middleton Elementary values parent involvement and collaboration. Parents are a vital part of our success and spend extensive hours volunteering. Our school is a respectful, caring community with high expectations. We honor individual successes and believe everyone can learn in an encouraging environment.
● School Highlights:
Multi-tiered instruction and flexible grouping used to meet the individual needs of each student
Collaborative Learning Teams (CLT) meet monthly to analyze student data in order to improve instruction and to maximize learning
Current and innovative technology used in the classroom (SMART Boards, Document Cameras, Projectors, Sound Amplification Systems, iPod Touch)
Full-Time Literacy, PE, Music, Counseling and Media Specialists
On-site Speech, TAG and Special Education services
School-wide Positive Behavior Support, including First Steps early intervention program, and Second Steps anti-violence curriculum
Before and After-school enrichment activities (e.g. Chess, Choir, Passport Club, Mad Science, Lego Robotics)
After-school child care provided on-site
● School Improvement Goals:
By June 2013, 100% of elementary teachers will focus on improved instruction by implementing the following practices.
Instructional emphasis on nonfiction literacy
Increased emphasis on engagement activities requiring higher-order cognition
Sharing learning targets explicitly with students
Development of common standards-based assessments in mathematics
● Other Information:
Middleton Elementary School was opened in the fall of 2000. The school was built on the site of what had long been known as the town of Middleton, a community so named in the 1870’s.