Award Year: 2017

Eisenhower Elementary School

1625 St Marys Road
Junction City, KS, 66441-4038

(785) 717-4340

Mrs. Susan M Kamphaus, Principal at time of Nomination

Geary County Schools USD475

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The mission of Eisenhower School is to encourage children to believe in themselves and learn the skills needed to succeed in life.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 20%
  • White: 49%
  • Hispanic: 14%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 11%
  • ELL: 11%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 54%
Eisenhower students and staff begin their Freedom Walk on 9/11.

Eisenhower students and staff begin their Freedom Walk on 9/11.

Eisenhower Elementary School, as part of Geary County USD 475, serves Junction City and Ft. Riley. Deployment of the Big Red One Division results in a substantial fluctuation in population, creating challenges for families and school, reflected in Eisenhower's mobility rate of 39%.

The demographics of our school have changed. Fifty percent of our students receive free/reduced meals and 25% receive special education services. Despite these changes, Eisenhower maintains an active Parent/Teacher Association and Site Council.

Eisenhower's mission statement is, "To encourage children to believe in themselves and to learn the skills needed to succeed in life." Eisenhower is unique because we educate students from our district with more severe academic needs in three Autism Resource Classrooms and a Functional Life Skills Classroom. All classrooms are equipped with a smart television to interactively deliver curriculum. Students in grades 3-5 utilize one to one devices to enhance learning. Four mobile computer carts are used by all grades.

Continual review of building data drives adjustments to the core curriculum, sharpens the focus of Professional Development, and guides tiered instruction. We promote citizenship by teaching life skills and encouraging involvement in extra-curricular opportunities such as Math, STEM and Writing Clubs, tutoring, Flying Fingers, Recorder Club, and Voices in Flight. Eisenhower is rich in traditions for students and families. The Giving Tree, Chili Bingo, Book Fairs, Family Valentine Dance, and Block Party are examples.

Eisenhower nurtures the whole child so students can live up to our motto: "I believe in myself, I can succeed."