Award Year: 2013

Wyndmere Elementary School

101 Date Avenue
Wyndmere, ND, 58081-0190

(701) 439-2287

David Hanson, Principal at time of Nomination

Wyndmere Public School District #42

School Website

Mission

Create an environment where students are safe, respectful, and responsible and ensure all are students are proficient and will graduate with 21st century skills.

Student Demographics
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 6%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

Wyndmere Elementary is a part of the Wyndmere Public School (K-12). We are located in a rural setting in the southeast corner of North Dakota. Although many of our students come from an agricultural setting, there is also a number of parents who work in area manufacturing plants as well.

One of the main reasons I believe that Wyndmere Elementary is one of the very best places to learn and achieve emanates from the belief that all children can be successful. All students are assessed through a web based assessment tool multiple times during the school year. The initial assessment drives our RTI team in assuring that all students have appropriate interventions in place to help them be successful. All results are based on the North Dakota Common Core Standards. Students with interventions complete a progress-monitoring tool periodically to check for appropriate growth. We have met AYP every year.

Another reason for the success of our students comes from the professional delivery of the curriculum. Our class size average is 15 students. These lower numbers allow the classroom instructor's more one on one time with each student. They are more easily able to incorporate STEM activities as well as 21st Century Skills as a part of their instruction.

The support from the parents is another key to our success. Historically we have a very high percentage of parents who attend Parent-Teacher conferences as well as the fall open house. More importantly our parents are involved in their child's education on a daily basis. Students come back to school each day with homework completed, ready for another day of learning.