Award Year: 2014

Wexford Elementary School

250 Brown Road
Wexford, PA, 15090-8558

(724) 935-4631

Dr. Rick A. Walsh, Principal at time of Nomination

Pine-Richland School District

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Mission

Our mission is to provide a strong academic foundation which challenges students to realize their fullest potential and encourages them to become engaged, thoughtful citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Students discuss bridge design with PRHS students during engineering lesson

Students discuss bridge design with PRHS students during engineering lesson

Wexford Elementary School is home to approximately 400 students in kindergarten through third grade, 24 teachers, and more than a dozen support and administrative staff. As part of the Pine-Richland School District, Wexford Elementary is located north of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County. This region has experienced rapid growth over the past 20 years and the district’s enrollment has more than doubled. Thanks to strong collaboration among students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members, Wexford has managed its growth while maintaining a warm, caring, and academically focused learning environment.

Our master schedule includes time for staff members to differentiate learning activities in an effort to challenge or support students based upon their readiness levels. Guided Reading is the framework used to develop literacy skills for each student. Through a partnership with Wexford parents and community, a guided reading book room is available for our faculty as a resource to build bridges across all disciplines. The book room contains a large variety of selections within various genres and reading levels. Periodic benchmark assessments allows for flexible groupings and appropriate challenges for the students.

Wexford Elementary is a community focused on engaging students through individual learning experiences. Wexford Elementary School’s student-centered culture provides faculty members with opportunities to collaborate on topics related to the development of the whole child. The Wexford staff participates in Professional Learning Communities that focus on providing the best educational environment and experiences for students. The adage, "It takes a village to raise a child" holds true at Wexford Elementary.