Award Year: 2017
HES is a child-centered school where each individual is encouraged and challenged to maximize his/her potential and contribute as a member of the global world.
- Black/African American: 2%
- White: 53%
- Hispanic: 4%
- Asian: 33%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 7%
- ELL: 4%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 26%
Students "Soaring To Great Heights"
Heights Elementary School (HES) is a large elementary school uniquely located next to a family farm in Sharon, Massachusetts. The great diversity in our community is embraced and celebrated. Classroom and school libraries reflect literature from different cultures. Various programs exposing students to different cultures are held during the school year. Students also have the opportunity to share their culture through classroom discussions and projects (immigration unit, international feast, family traditions project, etc.) In addition to the cultural diversity, we have a wide range of diverse student learning styles. We believe every child has the ability to learn, and we work very hard to meet the range of learners with varied inclusion strategies, student centered learning approaches, and specialized programming through our behavioral and autism programs. Assisting all students in reaching their full potential is a guiding principle at HES.
The school climate at HES is warm, positive, and encouraging. As we educate students to become global citizens, development of the whole child is emphasized. Students are provided with many opportunities for success and growth: academically, artistically, and emotionally. The school climate is one in which both students, families, and staff feel valued and respected.
In summary, valuing each student at HES as a unique individual and assisting that student in becoming his/her best self is the mission of each staff member. As Robert Collier said, "Success is the sum of small efforts -- repeated day in and day out".