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Evidence, Example, Elaboration: Developing Student Writers: Tibby Elementary School

Tibby Elementary School
Compton Unified School District
Compton, CA

student discussion at Tibby Elementary SchoolWhen Principal Ontrece Ellerbe arrived at Tibby, the data showed students were considerably more successful in math than ELA, leading Ellerbe and her team to conclude that the problem wasn’t with the students, but with the teaching. Through intensive professional development, coaching, and professional learning communities, Ellerbe introduced a strong ELA program focused on fluency, comprehension, and writing. The writing program uses templates to guide students from idea to published work. (5:39)

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Read Tibby Elementary School’s summary. Download the school’s 2014 application.

 Contact Information

Principal: Ms. Ontrece Ellerbe
1400 West Poplar Street
Compton, CA 90220-1537
Telephone: (310) 898-6370

 Student Demographics 2014

Number of students Pre-K – 5 428
Students eligible for subsidized meals 87%
Limited English proficient students 29%
Students receiving special ed services 11%
Student mobility rate 17%
Hispanic or Latino students 45%
Native American students   3%
African American students 52%
Average daily student attendance 95%