Award Year: 2020

George Hersey Robertson School

227 Cross Street
Coventry, CT, 06238-3304

(860) 742-7341

Ms. Jennifer DeRagon, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Coventry School District

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George Hersey Robertson's engaging and respectful environment fosters responsibility, citizenship and lifelong learning as we prepare every student for life, learning, and work in the 21st century.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 85%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Two or more races: 3%
5th graders honor Veterans Day

5th graders honor Veterans Day

George Hersey Robertson Intermediate school is a dynamic school of approximately 375 students in Grades 3-5. We promote a positive learning environment that inspires innovation and confidence. Our staff is dedicated to educate and empower all students and we have established essential partnerships with families to support our students. GHR promotes kindness through our philosophy of C.A.R.E.S. (cooperation, assertion, responsibility, empathy and self-control). Teachers take ownership in the school improvement process, working together to analyze student work, revise curriculum, lead professional development, and engage in their own differentiated professional growth. Students are also in charge of their own learning, as they develop portfolios of their work, set goals and track growth across subject areas, and then conduct their own student-led conferences each spring. Students have a voice at GHR through an active Student Council and other leadership opportunities. Our school aligns our practices with our district wide Portrait of a Graduate, which focuses on developing our students into critical thinkers, engaged collaborators, effective communicators, empowered citizens, and authentic innovators. In the past two years, we have developed an innovation station for a collaborative space that promotes creativity, implemented Project Lead the Way for all students in grade 4, and provided 1:1 Chromebooks to support technology integration. Looking to support the social and emotional needs of students, we have developed a robust Morning Meeting and have promoted an atmosphere of equity and respect through restorative justice practices in an effort to strengthen relationships in our school.