About Us

Mission
Independence Elementary where all individuals are inspired to think and learn independently and show good character at all times.

Vision

Independence Elementary is a child centered school of distinction in academics and character.  The partnership among the community will ensure that all individuals will achieve academically, grow emotionally, and succeed socially for a lifetime of learning.

 

Values:

Social and Emotional Growth

We will:

  • Embrace the diversity that all individuals bring to our school community.
  • Communicate caring for ourselves and others
  • Recognize and celebrate students’ achievements for exceptional character.

Safe, Child Centered Environment

We will:

  • Establish, model, and consistently reinforce behavioral expectations.
  • Reinforce our character traits and their meanings through daily conversations, announcements, and modeling.
  • Collaborate and communicate with the Independence community to create a building that ensures the safety and education of all students and staff.

Academic Achievement

We will:

  • Share strategies within PLC’s to improve instruction and use consistent data analysis to cater instruction to individual needs.
  • Set high expectations for all students and recognize individual progress and achievement.
  • Create an environment that encourages academic risk taking and facilitates independent learning.
  • Challenge our school community to take an active role in education and take responsibility for learning.

Independence Community Working as a Partnership

We will:

  • Continue to establish a high level of ongoing communication between all members of the learning community.
  • Actively involve and respect all community members in the classroom, student achievement, staff support, school-sponsored extra curricular activities, parent volunteerism.

Missouri Assessment Program

 

Top Ten Highest Performing Schools

2008

5th Grade Communication Arts

2007

3rd Grade Math

http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/TopTen/