Award Year: 2018
Montegut Elementary School has adopted a growth mindset for our students, faculty, and stakeholders. We will use our past performance data to grow student knowledge and achievement so that student learning can reach its maximum level for all students. We will employ a standards-based curriculum to focus on continued growth for all students, as well as high behavioral expectations, in order to prepare them for the next stage in the journey to college and career readiness.
- Black/African American: 5%
- White: 65%
- Hispanic: 2%
- Native American: 28%
- ELL: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 74%
Montegut Elementary School is a Pre-k through grade 4 school located along historic Bayou Terrebonne in South Louisiana. Faculty, staff, students, and parents are focused on developing growth mindsets in students that encourage them to focus on what they can do next rather than on what they can't do yet. Montegut Elementary School (MES), built in 1912, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Current teachers, students, and their parents often share stories of when their grandparents and great-grandparents attended the school.
Nevertheless, this historic building houses a modern school in which the latest technology and evidence based curriculum engage students in important learning. Students, teachers, and other stakeholders at MES feel supported and work hard to achieve success. Teachers develop effectiveness through professional development activities, Professional Learning Communities, and collaboration with other teachers. This climate of continued growth for school leaders and teachers models growth mindset for students.
Students at MES grow academically through standards aligned core instruction using high quality curriculum materials. Students receive individualized instruction through "Cubs Grow Time" and after-school tutoring which both target gaps and opportunities at every tier from the highest performing students to the most at-risk. If students cannot do something today, they believe it is because they can't do it yet. If they have mastered all content for their grade, we challenge them to do more. Students at MES have excitement for their future that encourages them to set growth goals for which they strive. Our students will continue to GROW!