Award Year: 2022

Churchill Elementary School

515 Granite Street
Cloquet, MN, 55720-1200

(218) 879-3308

Principal David Wangen, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Cloquet Public School District

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Churchill Elementary School...Our Students Are Number One!

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 75%
  • Hispanic: 3%
  • Native American: 10%
  • Two or more races: 12%
Building friendships on the playground.

Building friendships on the playground.

Churchill School is one of two elementary schools in Cloquet, Minnesota, a rural part of Northeast Minnesota.The Cloquet community abuts the Fon du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation and the port of Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota.

Teamwork is the name of the game at Churchill.All staff enthusiastically supports the Response to Intervention process.An intervention block schedule along with consistent school data retreats have been integral to supporting student academic success. Dedicated classroom intervention and special education staff review all student data which empowers them to identify individual student academic needs and determine appropriate intervention or enrichment group placement.Student intervention groups are monitored bi-weekly to track academic growth and adjustments to instruction when needed.

Churchill's high-quality core instruction in the classroom and intervention groups are credited with helping close the achievement gap.With an intentional focus on individual student needs, regular monitoring, and high-quality instruction, students make progress towards their learning goals leading to a shrinking achievement gap.

Churchill's staff see the substantial value of establishing relationships with students and families, which are crucial to supporting student achievement.Through teamwork, data review, and strong relationships Churchill staff does an outstanding job of supporting all students and families.