Award Year: 2015

Pattengill Elementary School

3540 Morrison Avenue
Berkley, MI, 48072-1459

(248) 837-8700

Mr. Scott Francis, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School, Choice School

Berkley School District

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The mission of Pattengill Elementary School is to ensure that students learn to be successful, responsible citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 17%
  • White: 73%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
5th grade students responsibly listening and learning with Mr. McKelvey

5th grade students responsibly listening and learning with Mr. McKelvey

Pattengill Elementary, located in Berkley, MI, is one of four high achieving elementary schools in the Berkley School District. Berkley's small-town feel makes it a desirable location to raise a family in Oakland County. All stakeholders - staff, students, parents, and community members are committed to our academic excellence.

Our multi-tiered Response to Intervention approach is one of our building's strengths, and it is monitored weekly by the Pattengill Assistance Team consisting of classroom teachers, ancillary staff, and administration. The first tier of instruction supports the reading and writing workshop model and offers individualized differentiated instruction in the classroom. We also place a high value on developing our students' critical thinking skills by implementing Harvard's Project Zero research by Dr. Ron Ritchhart (Visible Thinking).

Our second tier of instruction is implemented by our learning specialist and intervention team. Students who do not reach our building and district benchmarks are strategically placed in small groups to receive targeted interventions in reading, writing, and math.

Finally, the third tier of instruction supports our students with special needs. We have four classrooms that service special needs students who are of pre-school age through the 5th grade. Our team of classroom teachers, support staff, and specials teachers go above and beyond for all learners, with the focus of guiding students to reach their full potential.

"Cultivating a Community of Learners" is our motto, and it is at the heart of what we do for every student, every day.