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Elementary Schools

A link to all of our individual elementary school pages is available in the top left corner of this website.

If you have a question about elementary education, elementary transfers, early entrance testing, or other elementary-specific issues you can call:

KCS elementary education department -- 304-348-1345

Elementary Curriculum Information

The elementary curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamentals of reading, writing, mathematics, and 21st Century learning skills.  Students also receive instruction in the areas of science, social studies, art, music, physical education, and health.  As early as kindergarten, students are involved in career awareness activities.  Technology is integrated into instruction and the work students do throughout the day.   Elementary students are also engaged in character education and multicultural activities throughout the school year.  

Elementary schools will use My Math as the math program and Houghton Mifflin Journeys as the reading textbook.  Student progress is monitored throughout the year by using assessments such as DIBELS and benchmark tests.  Small-group intervention and enrichment is provided to students based on these results.  Accelerated Reader is used in many schools as motivation to encourage reading at home.

Several Kanawha County schools also receive services from Title I funds.  Title I programs are designed to improve teaching and learning for low achieving students in high poverty schools so they can meet challenging academic content and performance standards.  Funds are allocated based on the percentage of students at poverty level.  

Staff development workshops and conferences are held throughout the year to train teachers in effective, research-based teaching methods and strategies.  Many teachers are also involved in writing grants that help bring new programs to their schools.

Parents having any questions about the elementary curriculum should contact Bob Calhoun, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Schools or Missy Ruddle, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

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