Award Year: 2019

Daniel Boone Elementary School

201 West Highway D
Wentzville, MO, 63385-6208

(636) 851-4400

Mr. Kevin Armour, Principal at time of Nomination

Francis Howell R-III School District

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Daniel Boone Elementary strives to be a child-centered learning community built on a foundation of exemplary character and academic success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 95%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Collaborating and using critical thinking skills to solve problems.

Collaborating and using critical thinking skills to solve problems.

Daniel Boone Elementary (DBE) is located in the small town of New Melle, Missouri, with a population that mirrors the student enrollment of approximately 429. DBE first opened its doors in 1955 and has grown from a one-room school on the other side of town to its current location with multiple additions. Many generations of families have attended DBE, and although it's not in the center of town, it is in the heart of our community.

Strong traditions and relationships, community involvement, and a belief that all students can be successful are what drives our work. Every decision made is based on the question, "Is this best for kids?" Using the Professional Learning Communities (PLC) model, teachers collaborate to make data-driven decisions and have a strong commitment to continuous improvement - both for the students and themselves.

We challenge all students by providing a rigorous Tier 1 curriculum. Students are academically motivated and fully engaged through lessons incorporating research-based objectives, differentiated instruction, and higher-level thinking skills. All students are provided opportunities to collaborate and communicate with peers, be creative, and think critically while solving real-world problems. We use a multi-tiered system of support to identify and provide intervention for students in the areas of academics and behavior. It is our belief that all children can achieve at high levels, and it is our obligation to help our students grow not only academically, but socially and emotionally. At DBE, everyone contributes, learns, and leads.