Award Year: 2018

Woodrow Cummins Elementary School

1400 Padgett Road
Conway, AR, 72034-3750

(501) 513-4417

Mrs. Dayna Kay Lewis, Principal at time of Nomination

Conway School District

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The mission of Woodrow Cummins Elementary is to provide a safe and challenging learning community that empowers students for success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 15%
  • White: 73%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 65%
Woodrow Cummins Elementary - Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts

Woodrow Cummins Elementary - Every Student Matters, Every Moment Counts

Woodrow Cummins Elementary opened its doors in 2008 as the eighth elementary school in Conway, Arkansas. Dr. Woodrow "Woody" Cummins, Jr., the schools namesake, began his teaching career in 1971 in Conway where he served as principal and later as assistant superintendent. Cummins Elementary is dedicated to the belief that every student matters and every moment counts. Building positive relationships with all students, families, and stakeholders is a vital component of our school success. It is the validity of these relationships that inspires and motivates each member of the Cummins' Family to give their best every day.

"Morning Musical Drop-Off" sets the tone for the day by providing encouragement for emotional and behavior support, and is followed up by teachers taking time after school to meet with parents about strategies for academic success. The culture of caring at Cummins can be seen by the family-like atmosphere in which every member is valued, challenged, and treated with kindness.

Lions R.O.A.R. is our school motto. We show Respect, maintain Obedience, keep a positive Attitude, and exhibit Responsibility for ourselves and our school family. This motto began as a collaborative process for supporting positive student behavior and maintaining a productive learning environment. Upon walking into our building, everyone is greeted with a televised display of engaged students involved in fun learning experiences. Our "Lion Cam" is always on the prowl looking for students that exemplify R.O.A.R.