Tipton Elementary School – Tipton, IA

Award Year 2017

Exemplary High Performing Schools

Tipton Elementary School

400 E. 6th Street
Tipton, IA, 52772-1617

(563) 886-6131

Ms. Lori Foley, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Tipton Community School District

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 97%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 28%


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Working and learning together at Tipton Elementary School!

Working and learning together at Tipton Elementary School!


Tipton Elementary is a warm and inviting school, nestled in the small, rural community of Tipton, Iowa. Our school has established a positive culture that nurtures the development of the "whole child". Our educational goal is to help children grow into well-rounded, productive, caring adults. With that philosophy, these five domains of learning: cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, and physical are all highly valued and regarded as crucial to insure that all students have a positive school experience and receive a strong educational foundation.

We embrace the goal to strive for 100% proficiency for all students. Our dedication to Professional Learning Communities provides and guides the instructional plan to meet the unique needs of each of our students. We use an "all hands on deck" approach to customize learning opportunities for children.

The Character Counts framework has enabled our school to customize behavioral instruction and address areas of school improvement. Establishment of a safe and caring school environment with a common language of expectations has been an unwavering piece of our school culture. Students enthusiastically enter our building each morning and are greeted by our educational family that is equally excited to see them.

We believe our staff mission is more than just words on paper. It is a testament of our commitment to create a positive learning environment using proven educational practices so all students will experience success and become enthusiastic learners!