Award Year: 2014

Ledgeview Elementary School

5150 Old Goodrich Road
Clarence, NY, 14031-2406

(716) 407-9275

Mr. Keith Edward Kuwik, Principal at time of Nomination

Clarence Central School District

School Website

Mission

Our mission is to produce independent, lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing members of a diverse society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 91%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Art teacher Mrs. Greene inspires her students on a daily basis.

Art teacher Mrs. Greene inspires her students on a daily basis.

The faculty, staff, and administration of Ledgeview strive to develop the whole child and to create a motivating and joyful learning environment for the school's 500 kindergarten through fifth grade students. Many teachers come to the school on weekends to prepare for the upcoming week, or in August for a supply drop-off day for their students. Teacher aides work with small groups, giving them extra support in a math skills group or reading circle, and office staff go out of their way to comfort an upset child.

Ledgeview is a school full of rich traditions. It holds monthly character assemblies involving active student participation. It celebrates the love of reading with school-wide DEAR times throughout the year. Students participate in book clubs during lunch as part of the prized Literary Guild program. Its active and dedicated PTO features a parent volunteer program, Grandparents’ Day, and evening family-themed activities such as the Fall Festival, Fun Run, Ice Cream Social, and Art Show. Additionally, its PTO organizes after-school enrichment clubs, allowing students to play chess, learn Spanish, go cross-country skiing, and make ceramic objects, to name a few.

Ledgeview is proud to have been named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2008 and is humbled at the opportunity to become one again. It is fortunate to have a dynamic team of educators, staff, parents, and administrators working together to make it the awesome school that it is. It is proud of the nurturing and stimulating environment that it creates for children. It looks forward to continuing the tradition of helping students develop into well-rounded lifelong learners for years to come.