Award Year: 2015

Sleepy Eye Elementary School

400 4th Avenue, SW
Sleepy Eye, MN, 56085-1204

(507) 794-7905

Mr. John Cselovszki, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Sleepy Eye Public Schools

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Provide engaging and individualized educational opportunities to diverse learners for their growth and success

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 62%
  • Hispanic: 36%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 30%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Sleepy Eye Elementary students learn about air pressure in an engaged curriculum.

Sleepy Eye Elementary students learn about air pressure in an engaged curriculum.

Sleepy Eye, a small south-central Minnesota community is proud of the accomplishments of the public elementary school. Armed with a newly written curriculum and implementation of Response to Intervention; Sleepy Eye Elementary has made measurable impacts on student success. We also run an after school program and summer school program through targeted services. Gifted education is delivered to all grade levels. A summer migrant program is offered from kindergarten through high school. One of our successes in closing the achievement gap is the supplemental kindergarten program that gives struggling students fourteen extra days of kindergarten in a four to one setting. These students are given additional academic experiences, as well as behavioral and social skill training. Progress monitoring assessments of all provides on-going information about students' response to intervention. Technology is an integral part of our daily instructional design. Students are engaged and motivated with the use of technology.

We want all students to succeed but we know students need to feel good about themselves to do well. This premise makes the Positive Behavior Intervention Support, (PBIS), program critical to student success.

Our students are showing solid academic gains and we celebrate the small successes along the way! Many of our students come from struggling home environments but they are showing us that they can learn in a supportive and caring environment. We have been a Reward status school for the last three years. We celebrate this milestone and continue to work on improving our work.