Award Year: 2016

Morris Elementary School

129 West Street
Lenox, MA, 01240-2420

(413) 637-5570

Ms. Carolyn Boyce, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lenox Public Schools

School Website

Mission

Morris School exists to support the academic development and nurture the social and emotional growth of each child in a respectful environment that encourages lifelong learning and responsible citizenship.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
We love to read at Morris Elementary School!

We love to read at Morris Elementary School!

Morris Elementary School is located in Lenox, a vibrant town in the beautiful Berkshire region of western Massachusetts. Morris serves as the only elementary school in Lenox with an enrollment of about 325 students. We serve grades PreK-5 with one PreK classroom and 3 classes per grade, K-5. While over the past few years, Morris has demonstrated exceptional outcomes on state standardized testing, we believe that successfully educating children goes far beyond what can be measured on a test. What makes us successful is a strong commitment by our exceptional staff to provide challenging standards-based instruction within a developmentally appropriate context. There is community support to maintain small class sizes with targets set at 16-18 students for grades K-2 and 18-20 students in grades 3-5. We are also able to provide a strong, tiered system of intervention for every student who needs support. We have four academic interventionists who work with struggling learners in the areas of mathematics and English language arts. Our intervention groups are limited to 3-4 students so our learners can get the individualized instruction they need. Finally, success at Morris is embedded in our positive school culture, both for students and professionals. Students and staff walk into Morris Elementary School each day feeling like they belong and that it matters to everyone that they came. All of these factors make Morris Elementary School a school of choice and an employer of choice in the Berkshire region. It is both an outstanding place to work and an exciting place to learn!