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Creating a Culture of Literacy: Hopewell Elementary School

Local educator Ruth Bradley developed an innovative phonics program for early readers that been used successfully at Hopewell for many years. Dr. Bradley recently donated all of her program materials to Hopewell with the hope that it will be made available to other schools. Hopewell teachers also use a Literacy Closet and Readers’ Theater in creating a culture of literacy at the school; in response to a fall-off in student reading over the summer, they developed an extremely successful summer reading program. Read the transcript of Creating a Culture of Literacy. Return to the general introduction to Hopewell Elementary School

Contact Information

Hopewell Elementary School
16 Monroe Street
Taunton, MA 02780-6805
(508) 821-1240 FAX (508) 821-1356

Student Demographics
2009-2010 Academic Year

Demographic Feature Data
Number of Students K-4 343
Students eligible for subsidized meals 54%
Limited English proficient students   1%
Students receiving special education services   9%
White students 76%
Hispanic students 13%
African American students  6%
Asian students  1%
Average teacher turnover rate, last 5 years  4%
Student:Teacher ratio 19:1