Putting children and families first to ensure high academic achievement for all

            About Our School


              Principal: Denisca Thompson

              Assistant Principal: Shannon D. Moreland


              Mandatory Uniform Policy:   CLICK HERE: Uniform Order Form 
              • Burgundy collard shirt with the School #53 Logo
              • Pants, Skirt, or Jumper (Navy blue for Grades Pre-K to 8)
              • Black belt (plain, without ornaments or symbols)
              • Black shoes or sneakers

              All students are to be appropriately dressed for school each day.  Jackets, hoodies, or overcoats may not be worn during the school day.  Students may wear navy blue, tan, or white sweaters with their uniform shirt.




              Our Mission:
              • To ensure that every student will have the confidence, knowledge, thinking skills, character and hope to assume responsibility for her/his life and contribute to the lives of others; and…
              • We will champion excellence and innovative learning experiences in partnership with family and community; and…
              • We will hold ourselves accountable for educating our students and for working to energize all members of the community to actively participate in the accomplishment of our mission.



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               1. Data Driven Instruction

              2. Differentiation -via- Direct and Explicit Instruction 

              3. Digging Deeper (with Rigor) Into Common Core Standards


              Important Names to Know:

              Mrs. Tara McCann, School Clerk

              Mr. Shanta Smith, Guidance Counselor

              Ms. Karon Newburn, Transportation Coordinator 
              Ms. Heather Smith, CSE Chairperson


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            District News

            PS 53 ANNOUNCEMENTS

            • Virtual Open House Via TEAMS Community School #53 Thursday, September 17th 5 - 7 pm

               Informational Sessions

               Meet the Teacher

               Prize Giveaways

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            • Welcome parents and students to the 2020-21 academic school year! Please note that student schedules and first day meeting links are available on the Community 53 web page.  You can find both schedules and links by selecting Our School tab and then scrolling down to the Remote Student Schedules.  The student schedules are in order by grade.  To access the first day link, open the link and find your classroom teacher.  Click on the link and join your teachers  meeting. 

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