Award Year: 2020
Constellation Schools provides every child an opportunity to obtain an excellent education built on a foundation of character education for life long success.
- Black/African American: 9%
- White: 11%
- Hispanic: 29%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 50%
Constellation Schools: Westpark Community Elementary celebrates the 100th day of school inside this almost 100-year old building. The combination of rigorous learning expectations, along with caring hearts of families, staff, and students allows all learners to flourish as scholars, citizens, and future leaders. The staff, in partnership with the families and community members, work together to create a warm learning environment with high expectations served with a large dose of kindness. An atmosphere of success where everyone believes that they are significant and capable of greatness.
The single best practice has been focusing on data driven, individualized education through center-based learning, which has been highly effective for diverse groups of learners and encompasses the holistic development of every child in the school. This approach gives students skills to be lifelong learners, researchers, inquisitive historians, critical thinkers, and innovative problem solvers. Students say a character pledge daily, and teachers reinforce these concepts throughout each and every day. There is a strong focus on inclusion where students are taught to be upstanders, not bystanders, and to give back to their community. It is the belief of all staff members that strong relationship-building with students is of the utmost importance. Students are an integral part of being leaders and citizens in the building. In an old building that has served generations of learners, Westpark Elementary has repurposed, renovated, and revitalized the facility to deliver an exemplary educational experience to a new generation of learners and future world leaders.