Award Year: 2013

Edgeley Public School

307 6th Street
Edgeley, ND, 58433-0037

(701) 493-2292

Richard Diegel, Principal at time of Nomination

Mr. Garitt Irey, Current Principal

Edgeley 3

School Website

Mission

Edgeley Public School is committed to providing educational opportunities which will challenge all students to reach their potential in a nurturing environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 98%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

Edgeley is a rural, agricultural community in the south central part of ND. Being rural doesn’t mean allowing sub-standard quality in the education of our students. High standards are held in the hiring of highly qualified staff, and high expectations for academic achievement. Since the inception of NCLB, Edgeley Public School(EPS) has met Adequate Yearly Progress every year. EPS has worked diligently in aligning teaching and testing practices with Common Core Curriculum Standards. Teachers collaborate with other schools in the Professional Learning Community; sharing visions, ideas, problems, strategies, and issues related to the common goal of improving the education of students.

EPS has incorporated the Response To Intervention model for several years in order to help students reach their potential. In addition to the regular curriculum, core instruction is supplemented through such activities as Workshop time for specific interventions, skill development, re-teaching or providing challenging instruction. Other programs include Before/After-School Study Skills, and Summer School all designed to enhance and supplement student's learning.

The use of technology is encouraged in every classroom through the use of iPads, Promethean Boards, Apple TV, and computer programs. Technology is tailored to assist students in meeting the Common Core Standards in academic areas and to prepare them for college and future careers.

Students work collaboratively across grade levels in activities such as paired reading, peer tutoring, solving the Math Problem of the Month, art and music activities, and other interactive programs. K-6 has achieved 100% participation from parents at conferences. Programs and activities such as Back-to-School night, Coffee with Kids, Build-A-Book, Author Night, Science Night, and Reading Month actively involve parents and community.

Kids are our most valuable resource!