EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

West Point Elementary School – West Point, DD

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

West Point Elementary School

705a Barry Road
West Point, DD, 10996-1196

(845) 938-2313

Mrs Denise DeMarco, Principal at time of Nomination

Americas Mid-Atlantic

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 6%
  • White: 76%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 6%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 8%
 

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Students preparing for school wide Recycle Olympics Field Day

Students preparing for school wide Recycle Olympics Field Day

Summary

West Point Elementary School (WPES) has a proud tradition of serving the children of the military and support staff who are stationed at the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point. WPES stands for West Point Equals Success, and is our school motto. We have recently celebrated two centuries of learning for military dependents at West Point. We are committed to ensuring that the children of our military-connected families are taken care of in any and every way possible. We develop 21st century learners through a differentiated learning environment that is healthy, safe, engaging, and challenging. Through collaborative efforts teachers deliver robust instruction aligned to DoDEA's College and Career Readiness Standards. These learning standards and targets promote student-centered and project-based learning, ensuring that students are active problem-solvers. Students collaborate with each other and are learning to critique their own reasoning as well as that of others. Data drives instruction so that students receive carefully aligned instruction for their needs.

WPES administrators, teachers, students, and parents have a shared vision for the success of students at our school. We all believe in a safe, risk-free environment for all stakeholders. A trusting environment promotes student achievement. Communication between home and school is continual and encouraged. Administrators promote continual improvement through a dynamic vision of professional development for 21st century teaching and learning. Teachers promote student achievement through their service as classroom teachers and facilitators, by serving as instructional coaches, and by being committed to continuous improvement.