Award Year: 2014

Seedling Mile Elementary School

3208 East Seeding Mile Road
Grand Island, NE, 68801-4830

(308) 385-5910

Mrs. Charity LaBrie, Principal at time of Nomination

Grand Island Public School

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To nurture, guide, and challenge a community of lifelong learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 65%
  • Hispanic: 23%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 13%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Seedling Mile students learning about community zones.

Seedling Mile students learning about community zones.

Seedling Mile Elementary began as a one-room school house in 1886 and holds a rich heritage of educational excellence. It is an honor to have many third-generation students attending this school. The staff at Seedling Mile works tirelessly to improve the art of teaching and learning to benefit student growth. Three years ago marked a significant milestone as staff embraced the philosophy of the growth mindset and the expectation that, with support, every student can make gains in their learning. Staff have worked diligently to provide differentiated instruction to challenge students at the appropriate level to their need. The vision is to create an environment of high expectations while supporting students to meet those expectations. This philosophy closely aligns with the school’s mission: "To nurture, guide, and challenge a community of lifelong learners".

Seedling Mile Elementary staff create opportunities for students to support learning, both in and out of school. Staff are relentless to their approach of foundational skills and concepts, utilizing collaboration time to view data and make informed decisions about how to best approach learning within our school. Collaborating to implement best practices has made a tremendous impact on the students’ learning as well. The belief by each staff member that students can and will grow is evident in their approach to each student.

With the strong support of parents, staff, and students, our school has made tremendous gains in the last three years. The Seedling Mile family is excited as we venture into the years ahead.