Award Year: 2021

Okawville Grade School

400 S Hanover Street
Okawville, IL, 62271-0127

(618) 243-6157

Mr. Leon L Spinka, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

West Washington County Community School District 10

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West Washington County District Schools are creating a climate, culture, and curriculum for college/career ready students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 99%
Okawville Grade School Students and Staff

Okawville Grade School Students and Staff

Okawville Grade School is a small rural school found in south central Illinois. We're fortunate to live in a close knit community and our parents are engaged and very active in all school events and activities. The school building contains kindergarten to seniors in high school. The high school students play a vital role in the social emotional development of our grade school students and also assist in tutoring and reading programs.

One of our primary goals is to ensure that all students are educated in a safe learning environment and are present at school on a regular basis. After all, students must be in the seats if we expect them to learn. Our students and parents do a spectacular job at helping us accomplish this, with our daily average for attendance is typically at 98%.

Our teachers are committed to teaching and learning and engage our students in diverse and meaningful lessons, that stress real life connections. Our teachers have the privilege to teach students in classes of normally less than 20 students. This small class size creates the opportunity for more one on one instruction, attention, and guidance to all students. Emphasis is given to reaching students at their level and differentiation is on going in all classrooms.

Our students academic progress is closely monitored and early identification of struggling students occurs early and swiftly. Our students typically show a love of learning, are kind to their peers, and respectful to their teachers.