Award Year: 2020
As a Leader in Me school, the mission of Junction City Elementary School is: Do our best, Be our best, Leading the way at JCES! We are committed to providing an educational environment in which our students set goals, create and execute the plans to attain them, and then celebrate their achievements once they do.
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 86%
- Hispanic: 7%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 5%
"At Junction City Elementary, we do our best, be our best, leading the way at JCES." This is our mission statement and a goal that students, teachers, and staff members strive to achieve daily. We have created a culture of high expectations for both behavior and academics. Students not only create personal and academic goals, but also develop and monitor the strategies to help them achieve their goals. In addition to monitoring their academic progress, students track their behavior and attendance, as well. Our students understand that their individual progress contributes directly to the achievement of their grade-level and our school-wide goals. These procedures led to our recognition as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School in 2019.
In order to continue to improve and be a school that our students, district, and community can be proud of, we plan to continue our focus on goal-setting, standards-based instruction, and a culture of high expectations for all. At JCES, all lessons begin with learning targets that are deconstructed from grade level standards and end with formative assessment measures. Classroom instruction is intentional, differentiated, and co-taught by regular and special education teachers. Student data is collected daily and used to plan for our Review Fridays. Based on the weekly formative assessment data, students are grouped into three categories on Review Fridays: remediation, extra practice or enrichment. Specific activities are planned for students in each group based on that data. This structure, along with specific leadership structures that we have we put in place for our students, will allow our students to continue to grow academically, emotionally, and socially.