EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Pecatonica Elementary School – Pecatonica, IL

Award Year 2015

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Pecatonica Elementary School

721 Reed Street
Pecatonica, IL, 61063-0419

(815) 239-2550

Mrs. Carrie Brockway, Principal at time of Nomination

Pecatonica CUSD #321

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Mission

Pecatonica Elementary School creates students who are confident, competent, resilient, and positively contributing citizens, through comprehensive preparation and high expectations of academic rigor.
 

Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 29%
 

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Pecatonica Elementary Kinders cooperate to make ABC trains

Pecatonica Elementary Kinders cooperate to make ABC trains

Individualized, child-centered instruction forms the bedrock of our educational experience at Pecatonica Elementary School. With high standards for academic achievement and cutting-edge curricula informing instruction, our school boasts countless resources for early intervention and a firm foundation for our early learners. Our balanced literacy program targets instruction to the ability of the individual child, providing systematic, strategic instruction of phonics and spelling, while instilling a love for reading through the discovery of books of personal interest and small group guided instruction. Our math curriculum offers learning opportunities that stress critical thinking, problem-solving, and mastery of basic facts, all concepts essential for future success. This commitment to quality instruction for our students prepares them for their future educational careers, in addition to instilling a lifelong love for learning. During their time at PES, our students blossom from apprehensive kindergarteners embarking on their educational journeys to confident, capable fourth graders ready for the academic challenges that await them after they leave our learning community.

Instilling in our students the tenets of our school pledge, “Pride in Ourselves, Excellence in Education, Community Awareness,” is an important responsibility that we here at Pecatonica Elementary School assume with a great deal of pride, awe, and wonder. As the staff that introduces our students to the wonders of learning, we teach more than the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic. We guide our students at the beginning of their educational journeys to their futures as leaders in our community and beyond.