Award Year: 2017
Our mission is to partner with students, families, staff, and the community to create a supportive learning environment which promotes collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and technology integration. We use a team approach to ensure the development of each student's unique capacities through academic challenges, as well as through extra-curricular and community service activities.
- Black/African American: 80%
- White: 11%
- Hispanic: 6%
- Asian: 3%
- ELL: 6%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 80%
College Station Elementary
College Station Elementary School was the first school built in the College Station community for African American children in 1909. It was a small three-room building, and housed 1st through 8th grades. The school is located in the industrial park community near the Clinton National Airport. We currently serve a diverse student population. We are proud to be the only elementary school in Pulaski County Special School District which offers gifted and talented core classes, in addition to an award-winning orchestra program taught by a professional symphonic musician. The program features self-contained classes with reduced teacher-to-student ratios for the gifted areas in third through fifth grades. Together the staff, students, community partners, and members of the neighborhood transformed the school into an award-winning learning environment that benefits students, parents, and the community.
Our school curriculum is based on the backwards design model. The backwards design model allows us to begin with the end in mind, which allows teachers to prepare learners to perform well on the final assessment. Math instruction at College Station Elementary follows the Math Workshop Model. The Math Workshop Model is used to support differentiated learning for all students.
At College Station Elementary we are a 1:1 to school. Being a 1:1 school means that each student has an IPad or Chrome book. Students in kindergarten through second grades have IPads and students in third through fifth have Chromebooks. Each classroom at College Station has either a Smart Board or an Apple TV. Both of these devices offer ways to help engage students in hands-on activities to help make learning more fun