Award Year: 2016

Southwest Calloway Elementary School

3426 Wiswell Road
Murray, KY, 42071-4452

(270) 762-7345

Mr. Josh McKeel, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Calloway County

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Mission

Our mission is to develop lifelong learners that have a strong foundation academically, socially, and behaviorally that will allow them to excel in the future!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 94%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Students participate in a variety of learning activities to increase engagement and provide authentic learning opportunites.

Students participate in a variety of learning activities to increase engagement and provide authentic learning opportunites.

As part of the Calloway County School District which is located in Western Kentucky, Southwest Calloway Elementary serves approximately 450 students in grades K-5. Living by the motto "Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts," the faculty and staff of Southwest Elementary focus on loving students as if they were our own children. Through an emphasis on relationships, accompanied with high expectations for all, Southwest has made continuous progress over the past several years. To ensure that our students are successful now and beyond, we strive to provide for the individual needs of each child. Through differentiated instruction in the classroom, grade level specific intervention times, a rigorous grade level specific intervention system supported through Title I funding, along with Extended School Services both during and after the school day, we are able to assist students who are struggling. For those students who are excelling, we focus on enriching their learning through our Gifted and Talented program, utilization of research based computer programs, and individualized enrichment opportunities. Collaboration with the local university, community resources, parents, and other stakeholders provides our students with the skills to be successful now and in the future. We strive daily to do all that we can to help all of our students prepare to achieve greatness and to become lifelong learners!