Award Year: 2018

Leeton Elementary School

500 North Main Street
Leeton, MO, 64761-9238

(660) 653-4731

Mrs Heather D Shaffer, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Leeton R-X School District

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We will create a positive and safe learning environment that will provide opportunities for students to become lifelong learners.

Student Demographics
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 56%
4th graders engaged in Daily 5 Reading activities

4th graders engaged in Daily 5 Reading activities

Leeton Elementary is a small rural school located in West-Central Missouri. Our school is proud to serve as the center of the community where all stakeholders work together to increase student achievement.

We have built a curriculum that challenges students to develop a problem solver mindset and apply problem-solving strategies throughout their education. We work very hard as a team to help individual students in our classrooms by providing a rigorous and challenging curriculum as well as individual attention as needed. Our staff consistently reflects upon instructional practices, content area curriculum, individualized supports, and assessments utilized in order to maintain high levels of student achievement and growth.

At Leeton Elementary, we focus on core values that put students first, encourage a collaborative mindset, and strive for excellence in all we do. We believe by focusing on individual learners and utilizing a variety of data pieces, we are able to make informed decisions, which positively impacts all our learners. Our staff believes in a mindset of continual growth, not only for their students but for themselves as well. The Leeton Elementary school family is truly dedicated to the success of our students and believe with consistent support, opportunities, and guidance they can achieve anything!