Award Year: 2016

Arnold Elementary School

90 Church Road
Arnold, MD, 21012-2344

(410) 222-1670

Ms. Shauna Kauffman, Principal at time of Nomination

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

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To create a positive learning environment in which children excel academically, socially, and emotionally, as well as develop and apply principles of ethical behavior.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 88%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Arnold Elementary students work together to create a science poem.

Arnold Elementary students work together to create a science poem.

Arnold Elementary School focuses on all aspects of the child: emotional, with our study of growth mindsets and providing a safe learning environment for students to take risks; physical, with our wellness initiatives; and academic with arts integration instruction. Arnold Elementary teachers strive to know each student the best they can and make learning meaningful to each one. They make time for individual instruction, analyze and review student data, and adjust instruction to challenge and support each student. Arnold Elementary is a school with a strong focus on academics and a whole community approach to education. Many parents, staff members, and teachers were once students at Arnold Elementary. The PTA and community partners are an integral part to the school's success. Parents, teachers, and community members have excellent relationships in supporting the whole child and work together in partnership for students to excel. As a leading Arts Integration school, Arnold Elementary emphasizes strategies to develop critical thinking in conjunction with knowledge of art standards. Arts Integration encompasses the whole child in the learning process and is great for helping all students learn by engaging them through all modalities. One of only 20 schools nationwide, Arnold Elementary won a 2015 Crayola Grant Award for developing school leadership in the arts. At Arnold Elementary students experience learning through the arts in a positive learning environment.