Award Year: 2018

Staunton Elementary School

6990 N. County Road 425 West
Brazil, IN, 47834-7258

(812) 448-8270

Mrs. Sheryl A Jordan, Principal at time of Nomination

Clay Community Schools

School Website


In our diverse and ever-changing world, Staunton Elementary exists to create a secure and supportive environment which promotes life-long learning for continued student success.

Student Demographics
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 47%
Data-Driven Instruction in Action!

Data-Driven Instruction in Action!

Staunton Elementary is a k-5 rural school located in the heart of the small town of Staunton, Indiana. In partnership with our families and the community, our school strives to promote a safe and positive learning environment that is challenging, innovative, and inspiring for each student. Our commitment to excellence has been recognized by the Indiana Department of Education with the honor of being named a Four Star school. Staunton Elementary has also received an "A" rating for exceeding student growth in the areas of English/Language Arts and math.

Data driven instruction and decision making is key and is the focus in creating and developing instructional practices relevant to each learner's needs. Academic success for each individual learner is the expectation at Staunton Elementary School.

Our school's continued and growing success can be attributed to the commitment of our dedicated staff at providing a curriculum embedded with best practice strategies and instruction which equips our students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to meet the demands of an ever-changing world. The implementation of key intervention strategies and the use of ongoing assessment provides staff with current data in order to modify instruction to meet the needs of each student. Our ability to meet each student at their specific academic level has allowed us to reach this standard of excellence.

With the continued support of our parents and community, and our commitment to providing students with a challenging curriculum, we believe Staunton Elementary school students will thrive as life-long learners and successful citizens.