Award Year: 2015

Webster Elementary School

12955 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA, 50323-2464

(515) 331-8600

Dr. Greg Scott Carenza, Principal at time of Nomination

Urbandale Community School District

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To foster in our students a passion and curiosity for lifelong learning that helps them to achieve their own personal best.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Webster teachers and students collaborating to enhance teaching and learning.

Webster teachers and students collaborating to enhance teaching and learning.

Webster Elementary School is a Pre-K-Grade 5 school located in the heart of the Midwest, in Urbandale, Iowa. Webster Elementary prides itself on ensuring high levels of learning and success for each of its students. By partnering closely with our students, their families, and the community, we are able to provide our students with high-quality educational opportunities that develop the whole child. It is our belief that, as a school, we must provide each student with a wide variety of learning opportunities that help them to build upon their individual strengths and interests.

At the heart of our work is a belief in the values of continual improvement and personal growth for all stakeholders. The Professional Learning Communities (PLC) framework is a key part of our daily work at Webster and has allowed for teachers and support staff to collaborate closely to ensure that ALL students are experiencing success in the classroom. Through careful lesson planning, and regular review of timely student performance data, teachers are able to differentiate instruction to best meet the needs of the students at Webster. This, coupled with a shared leadership approach, allows any stakeholder to affect the system in a positive way and to make lasting contributions to our success.

The staff at Webster is committed to pursuing the mission, vision, and values of our school, as well as our district, and has worked to create a strong learning system that is built on establishing and sustaining strong student-teacher relationships.