Award Year: 2015

R. F. McMullen Elementary School

224 East Bustle Street
Loudonville, OH, 44842-1508

(419) 994-3913

Mrs. Annette Gorrell, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village School District

School Website

Mission

Our mission is to build a community of self-confident, lifelong learners, who are empowered to reach their full potential.

Student Demographics
  • White: 98%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
McMullen students use technology, collaboration and strategic thinking everyday.

McMullen students use technology, collaboration and strategic thinking everyday.

R. F. McMullen Elementary School has been educating students since 1953. McMullen is a small rural school located in Loudonville, Ohio. It currently has 320 students in grades K-3, 47% of whom participate in the free and reduced lunch program. The staff and community work together in making our vision a reality every day, inspiring and preparing our students to reach their fullest potential in a diverse and dynamic world. Our vision is a driving force for all the work we do, inspiring all students to be confident, creative 21st century problem-solvers, as well as empathetic, respecting, and responsible members of society. Every staff member commits to working together, living out the vision, as we interact with the students, families, community members, and each other. The teachers at McMullen are committed to the educational success of every student. The staff uses research-based curriculum, high-yield instructional strategies, and technology-embedded instruction. Teachers use formative instructional practices as a framework to develop and implement inquiry-based, cross-curricular units of study emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving opportunities in collaborative settings rich in communication. Teacher teams meet regularly, using student data, to address at-risk and enrichment needs to achieve success. Each morning staff and students pledge their commitment to the vision with an inspiring chant. Dedication to the vision and the collected efforts of staff, students, parents, and the community have resulted in being recognized by the Ohio Department of Education as a 2014 High Performing School and a sixth year School of Promise.