Award Year: 2016

Discovery Elementary School

820 North 500 West
Brigham City, UT, 84302-1538

(435) 734-4910

Mr. Jeffrey Brian Morris, Principal at time of Nomination

Box Elder School District

School Website

Mission

Everybody Leads, Everybody Learns, Everybody Loves

Student Demographics
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Students Learning the 7 Habits at the start of the year.

Students Learning the 7 Habits at the start of the year.

Discovery Elementary was built in 1994 and is a K-5 elementary school with 465 uniquely wonderful students and a dedicated staff of 48 educators and Para educators. Ten percent of the student body are ethnic minorities and there is a fourteen percent mobility rate. Forty-one percent of the school's population is on free or reduced lunch. Discovery is a wonderful school to work in with fabulous teachers and a strong history of student success academically and behaviorally.

The school has many strengths, but the most impressive one is how the students and teachers are always looking to improve. Our mission statement of Everybody Leads, Everybody Learns, Everybody Loves helps to guide all that is done in the school. In 2013 Discovery Elementary adopted the Leader in Me framework to help students live and teach the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People guide students to make better decisions, set goals, and work hard to accomplish what matters most to them. Students go home teaching family members these habits and setting a great example for the community on how to be leaders in everyday life. This adoption came about due to a few years of rough behavior from students. As the school leaders looked at options to help teach student behaviors they came across the Leader in Me and have since seen a dramatic improvement in student behavior and learning. It has also led us to involve parents more in the education of students.