Award Year: 2022

Mount Ayr Elementary School

607 East Jefferson
Mount Ayr, IA, 50854-2200

(641) 464-0537

Mr Chris Elwood, Principal at time of Nomination

Mrs. Amy Bautista, Current Principal

Title I School

Mount Ayr Community School District

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Mission

In partnership with families and community, Mount Ayr Community School District will provide a caring and creative environment where all students are encouraged to reach their full social, emotional, ethical, physical and intellectual potential through academic, service learning and extra-curricular activities. Mount Ayr Community School District's vision strives to create excellence in education. Mount Ayr Community School District encourages our students to be responsible, respectful, and productive citizens of the world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 96%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Application
Kindergarten celebrating the 100th day of school!

Kindergarten celebrating the 100th day of school!

Mount Ayr Elementary School strives to create excellence in education for all students. We encourage our students to be responsible, respectful, and productive citizens of the world. In partnership with families and community, Mount Ayr Elementary School provides a caring and creative environment where all students are encouraged to reach their full social, emotional, ethical, physical, and intellectual potential through academic and extra-curricular activities. For the educational process to be successful, there needs to be a family, school, and community partnership.

Mount Ayr Elementary School is composed of grades Preschool through 6th. All classrooms have state of the art smart panel boards to enhance the learning process through interactive lessons. Mount Ayr Elementary School students benefit from the utilization of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Each grade-level has 30-minutes a day of MTSS that is protected with fidelity. During these 30-minutes, students are placed in small groups based on their instructional level. Mount Ayr Elementary School has implemented Love and Logic strategies throughout the building to build strong relationships between students and staff. With these strategies, students grow through their mistakes and learn from the consequences of their choices. At the same time, adults set firm limits in loving ways without anger, lecture, threats, or repeated warnings. Mount Ayr Elementary School has a very successful Teacher Leadership Program that was implemented six years ago. The program utilizes peer observations in a nonthreatening way to improve instruction, which will in turn, improve student achievement.