Award Year: 2015

Chestnut Hill Elementary School

3900 Chestnut Hill Drive
Midland, MI, 48642-6204

(989) 923-6634

Mrs. Tracy Dale Renfro, Principal at time of Nomination

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Midland Public Schools

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Mission

Chestnut Hill Elementary strives to develop challenging programs in which students become knowledgeable, cooperative and ethical citizens who take action in the global world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Chestnut Hill Students sharing their love of learning.

Chestnut Hill Students sharing their love of learning.

Chestnut Hill Elementary provides a dynamic world-class education for its 461 students. Staff members work with the community to provide new challenges and opportunities in this rapidly changing world. Chestnut Hill has always been committed to being a cutting edge school, and is currently in the process of becoming authorized as an International Bacccalaurete Primary Years Programme School. The aim of the IB PYP program is to engage learners through experiences that are authentic, relevant, transdisciplinary, and to move learners beyond knowledge acquisition to meaningful action.

Twelve Chestnut Hill teachers have been awarded the Gerstacker Teacher Proficiency Award for Excellence in Teaching. Other achievements awarded to Chestnut Hill teachers include The National Science Foundation Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and the Outstanding Science Teacher Award from the American Chemistry Society.

Year after year, Chestnut Hill teachers continue to provide a solid education consisting of quality instruction, hands on learning experiences, interventions, and differentiated education for all learners. Chestnut Hill was at the 97th percentile on the Michigan Top to Bottom list, and was named a High Performing Rewards School in 2013 for demonstrating high achievement on state assessments in all five core subjects, high improvement, and good work towards closing the achievement gap.

Chestnut Hill Elementary, in partnership with students, parents, and the community, shares the responsibility for maintaining a nurturing environment and developing challenging programs in which students will become cooperative and ethical citizens who take action in the global world.