Award Year: 2015

South Lawn Elementary School

4719 South Bowie Street
Amarillo, TX, 79110-2505

(806) 326-5401

Mrs. Lisa Raelynn Morgan, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Amarillo Independent School District

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Mission

South Lawn will prepare each student for success beyond high school.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 51%
  • Hispanic: 38%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
A culture of universal achievement starts in Pre-Kindergarten at South Lawn.

A culture of universal achievement starts in Pre-Kindergarten at South Lawn.

South Lawn Elementary School (SLES) maintains a culture that nurtures high expectations, accelerates learning, and strives to collaborate for the benefit of staff and students. Due to the level of rigor and increasing expectations in student progress, the campus developed a plan of action. Several teams of teachers attended a NEU conference in 2012. NEU focuses on six exceptional systems. The systems include culture of universal achievement, collaboration, standards alignment, assessment, social and academic interventions, and data management. These teams recognized the importance of these systems to support academic, emotional and cultural growth. The NEU leadership team presented the systems to the faculty and parents. The school community’s increased awareness of progress successfully impacts the mission.

These six exceptional systems begin with the end in mind by establishing a culture of universal achievement. This leads to collaboration among staff members who have common beliefs and expectations. Collaboration ensures our assessment and instruction is aligned with our standards. Data are analyzed and action plans are created to ensure students receive appropriate interventions.

These pillars, embedded into every aspect of the campus, reflect commitment to creating a school that allows no excuses to stand in the way of unique talents or challenges. The campus goal states that every student without excuse will meet or exceed expectations in all subjects and demonstrate at least one year’s academic progress. All stakeholders agree that SLES becoming a NEU campus supports the school’s current mission: South Lawn will prepare each student for success beyond high school.