Award Year: 2014

Musson Elementary School

3500 Dutton Road
Rochester Hills, MI, 48306-2228

(248) 726-4200

Ms. Victoria K. Righter, Principal at time of Nomination

Rochester Community School District

School Website

Mission

Our mission is to ensure learning and encourage positive citizenship. Our vision is to embody the elements of a PLC: students learning, collaboration, and results.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 77%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Musson students utilize technology to explore and reinforce concepts.

Musson students utilize technology to explore and reinforce concepts.

Dedication, differentiation and determination make Musson Elementary an exceptional, successful learning environment for all students! The school’s mission is to ensure learning and encourage positive citizenship. Musson's professional community provides positive role models of lifelong learners.

All grade levels devote scheduled planning time to collaborate and design differentiated lessons to engage students and enhance learning. Each grade level team meets monthly with the learning consultant and principal to analyze current student data, monitor short and long term goals, determine needed interventions, and adapt plans to meet high expectations. In addition, dedicated parents volunteer their time assisting in classrooms. Parents also support special programs to enrich the student experience.

The Musson Staff utilizes district professional development days to investigate and remain current with research based strategies. Staff book club discussions and the modeling of teaching techniques incorporated into classroom lessons foster adult learning from peers. Musson students benefit from the synergy of dedicated staff working together to improve data and learning outcomes for all students.

Musson promotes the belief that all students can learn in a safe and positive environment. The school is determined to establish a positive learning environment to make school a fun place to be. Students are encouraged to be accepting, respectful, and to stand up for each other. Bucket filling and other positive behavior strategies have been embraced and implemented. This sense of family enhances student learning and self-esteem.

The dedicated Musson Community invites visitors to experience the school’s positive learning environment. With a focus on differentiation, all students CAN and DO learn!