Award Year: 2016

Schaffner Traditional Elementary School

2701 Crums Lane
Louisville, KY, 40216-3607

(502) 485-8217

Mr. Phillip Poore, Principal at time of Nomination

Magnet School

Jefferson County Public Schools

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Mission

The mission of Schaffner Traditional Elementary is to provide a quality education. We expect all students to learn at a high level. In a structured environment that emphasizes daily attendance and maximum time on task, students are given opportunities to strengthen understanding of their roles and responsibilities as members of a family, work group and community. Parents, students and staff, in partnership, are committed to students being life-long learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 30%
  • White: 59%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
5th graders observing and recording information about the parts of an insect

5th graders observing and recording information about the parts of an insect

At Schaffner Traditional Elementary, we believe that a significant factor in our success is a deep, consistent curricular commitment by all staff. Teachers utilize a variety of instructional methods, materials and resources to impart the common core standards to each student. Our students are challenged to excel academically, and to make a positive contribution to their school and community. We stress the importance of daily attendance. Schaffner Traditional is consistently the elementary school in our district with the highest average daily attendance.

At Schaffner Traditional, we value the development of each child emotionally, physically, socially and culturally. Schaffner Traditional students begin each day greeted by the principal, assistant principal and counselor with a smile and "Good morning." During the morning announcements, we share "words of wisdom" with our students. We model these positive social behaviors for the purpose of "showing" our students upstanding citizenship in action.

An aspect of Schaffner Traditional that makes us unique is our extensive involvement in monthly service projects designed to contribute to the local community. Our intention is that our students will grow up to become giving, caring adults. Some of our service projects include making blankets for patients at Kosair Children's Hospital; hosting veterans and their families for a special program and lunch; collecting food items for the Shively Area Ministries' food bank; donating hats, scarves and gloves to the Center for Women and Families; raising money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation; donating books to the children at St. Joseph's Childrens' Home, and participating in the Louisville "Mayor's Give-a-Day Program" by pledging to help a needy relative or neighbor in some way. We believe this involvement teaches children empathy and concern for fellow citizens.