Award Year: 2021

Ellsworth Elementary School

110 East 3rd Street
Ellsworth, KS, 67439-3308

(785) 472-5554

Ms. Tammi S. Graff, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Ellsworth Unified School District 327

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Ellsworth Elementary student performance will meet the curriculum outcomes of the State of Kansas, and ensure an environment that promotes responsible behavior and good character.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 90%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Two or more races: 3%
2nd Graders visiting the local eye doctor's office

2nd Graders visiting the local eye doctor's office

Ellsworth Elementary School is unique in the fact that it covers 425 square miles and serves the children of three towns (Ellsworth, Kanopolis and Geneseo), creating an environment of connecting students and families from three different towns as well as students from across the county. While always keeping this in mind, we adopt strategies and programs not only for academic rigor but also to strengthen the bonds between students, families, and school personnel.

We are very proud of the connections we have with our high school and community as a whole. Individual classes, and in some cases the whole school, partner with local businesses, organizations and residents for a variety of activities. Our High School has a very active FFA (Future Farmers of America) program that partners with classes at EES to teach agriculture-related lessons throughout the year. The high school FFA members have also brought some of their own animals to EES for our very own Petting Zoo. EES classes also go to the high school to learn about their Robotics program and the greenhouse/horticulture classes.

We have adopted a Social-Emotional Learning curriculum to guide social-emotional development. Each morning for 40 minutes, every class participates in Social-Emotional Learning lessons and/or activities. EES is a Title I school and utilizes MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) to individualize instruction based on individual student needs. We use a combination of formative and summative assessments to determine student needs to help ensure success for all students.

Dedicated staff, hard-working students and involved parents all working together make Ellsworth Elementary a great place to be.