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

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    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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