Award Year: 2017
Provide a secure and enriching learning environment where all students will grow so that all future learning experiences will be met with confidence and success.
- Black/African American: 15%
- White: 71%
- Hispanic: 5%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 4%
- Two or more races: 4%
- ELL: 3%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 22%
White Lick Students Honor Indiana's Bicentennial Celebration
White Lick Elementary School serves 600 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Brownsburg students with autism also attend White Lick and receive additional supports to help them be successful through the Bridge Program. White Lick staff have worked extremely hard to meet the new educational demands as the free and reduced population has increased significantly over the past 6 years. At the same time, student's state standardized test scores have increased dramatically due to our response to students' social, emotional, and academic needs.
Teachers use standardized assessments (DIBELS, state assessments, math pre-tests) to determine which students need extra academic support during the school day. Those students attend the Learning Lab, a small intervention group that provides support in reading and math, daily for 30 minutes.
Brownsburg students dismiss early on Wednesday to allow teachers to meet with their grade level in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to analyze student data and determine strategies to enrich and remediate instruction. PLCs have changed the mindset of teachers from not only focusing on students in their classroom, to meeting the academic needs of all students in their grade level.
Community resources are utilized to help meet the changing needs of our student population. If a student is in need, a grant can be written to provide them with the necessary resources to help them be successful in the classroom (i.e. glasses, medication, MD visits, clothing, food, school supplies). Members of the community and high school students also serve by tutoring and mentoring students.