Award Year: 2018

Garwood Elementary School

17506 N. Ramsey Road
Rathdrum, ID, 83858-0990

(208) 687-1265

Mrs. Monique English, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Lakeland School District

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Mission

Provide a positive, supportive learning environment encouraging students to discover individual talents while acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs necessary to participate in society.

Student Demographics
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 44%
Application
Mrs. English welcomes back students!

Mrs. English welcomes back students!

Garwood Elementary teachers and staff see our school as a community and are committed to providing a caring, nurturing, highly engaging learning environment where students feel safe, valued, and eager to learn. Our mission is to provide a positive and supportive learning environment encouraging students to discover individual talents and strengths while acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs necessary to be responsible and contributing members of a flourishing and productive society. We believe every child is unique, and so through purposeful planning that includes the incorporation of differentiation and productive and varied learning experiences, we strive to guide each student forward in his/her learning. Garwood staff see children for their strengths, uniqueness, vulnerability, and potential. We nurture the child, and grow the student.

Our culture of learning is safe; we encourage our learners to be brave, curious, and engaged when it comes to learning, and this is modeled at every level from student to support staff to teachers and administrators. Our teachers model both traditional and "outside of the box" thinking and provide students opportunities to experience and develop 21st century skills through project based self-discovery as well as inquiry and STEM-focused learning. Garwood Elementary, in partnership with home and community, provides opportunities and experiences to help build competent, caring, and responsible citizens. Our motto is "Garwood Grizzlies Grow With Greatness! We are: Brave, Engaged, Always Respectful, Responsible and Safe!"