Award Year: 2015
May Watts has adopted the same mission statement created for the entire school district, "Inspire all students to achieve to their greatest potential."
- Black/African American: 5%
- White: 42%
- Hispanic: 3%
- Asian: 45%
- Two or more races: 5%
- ELL: 18%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 8%
Students have fun while learning about aerodynamics at STEM Night.
May Watts School is a public K-5 school located in suburban Naperville, Illinois. May Watts is part of Indian Prairie School District #204, the third largest school district in Illinois. The student population of the district embodies ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. The May Watts staff is able to meet students’ diverse needs through their commitment to collaboration. May Watts currently serves over 700 students who represent 26 different languages and a variety of cultures. In 2014, 8.7% of May Watts students had an IEP. Students with special needs receive assistance within the general education setting, participate in classes co-taught by general and special education teachers, and/or receive specialized instruction in a small group settings. School staff members work together to address the learning needs of at-risk students through a Problem Solving process, part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework. May Watts also has a large percentage of students who participate in the gifted and enrichment programs in grades K through 5th.In the fall of 2014, a Differentiated Learning Time (DLT) was developed and implemented at each grade level to enable support staff to conjoin with the general education teachers in an effort to meet all students’ academic, cultural, and social-emotional needs through the sharing and exchange of methods and strategies for differentiated instruction. It is through these collaborative efforts that May Watts School is able to live out its mission “to inspire all students to achieve to their greatest potential."