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

student discussion at Tibby Elementary School

When 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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School Information

Tibby Elementary School

Ms. Ontrece Ellerbe


1400 West Poplar Street
Compton, CA 90220-1537
(310) 898-6370

 Student Demographics 2014

Number of students Pre-K – 5428
Students eligible for subsidized meals87%
Limited English proficient students29%
Students receiving special ed services11%
Student mobility rate17%
Hispanic or Latino students45%
Native American students  3%
African American students52%
Average daily student attendance95%