A “focused instruction” elementary school, we use assessment data to identify reading and math skills/ standards that have the lowest rates of student mastery at each grade level. A mastery learning approach using pre/post tests and tutorial/enrichment activities are employed to increase and sustain student mastery. Teachers work in teams and all staff members play a role in either tutorial or enrichment groups. Elsie Rogers follows a block schedule that provides flexibility in scheduling academic instruction and common planning time for teachers. Some first/second, some second/third, and all fourth/fifth grade students are assigned to multiage classrooms. These students participate in both grade level and multiage instructional programs that are carefully structured to meet individual student needs and provide for continuous academic progress for all students.
Students in grades K-5 receive instruction from specialists in the areas of general music and health/fitness. Each class visits the IMC (Instructional Media Center/Library) on a weekly basis where students are encouraged to borrow books for recreational and informational reading. Each class also visits the Computer Lab at least once a week for structured lessons using keyboard and other software programs that provide for skill remediation, skill development, skill practice, and/or enrichment.
Elsie Rogers provides an inclusive environment for students with special needs. Support services are provided both in the general education classroom and in the resource room for students with a variety of exceptionalities. A Speech and Language Specialist provides services for students with communication disorders. A full-time program for emotionally disabled students, an inclusion-based preschool program and a preschool language intervention program are also housed at Elsie Rogers.
How We Rate:
“A” rated School & School District
Elsie Rogers is one of Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation’s 11 elementary schools and among P-H-M’s nine “A” rated schools. P-H-M has consistently received an “A” rating from the Indiana Department of Education since 2011.
LEA Annual Report Cards:
Beginning with 2017-2018 data, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each local educational agency (LEA) that receives Title I assistance to prepare and disseminate an annual LEA report card. An LEA report card must be concise and presented in an understandable and uniform format for parents.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana received a waiver from calculating Federal Accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, Indiana has requested a waiver for the 2020-2021 school year as well.
Honors and Achievements:
Elsie Rogers has also earned the distinction of being among Indiana’s Top 30% of Public Elementary Schools by U.S. News & World Report (data is based on the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years). Click here to learn more.