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Executive Summary: Stewart Street Elementary School

Stewart Street Elementary School's faculty and staff work cooperatively and collaboratively with students, parents, and the community. We set high expectations and create a positive learning environment for students, faculty, and staff in order to enhance performance and promote the development of critical skills. Students are provided a challenging curriculum in a clean, safe, non-threatening, and drug free environment. High-quality staff, innovative and research-based strategies, as well as the use of modern technology are key in the delivery of instruction.

The school provides all students with opportunities for quality learning and the necessary support to ensure academic acceleration, consistent demonstration of appropriate social behavior, and continuous personal improvement. Excellence and a desire to learn will become a way of life.

Stewart Street Elementary School is located in Quincy, Florida, a rural community approximately twenty-one miles west of Tallahassee, the state capital. One of the twelve public schools in Gadsden County. Stewart Street was originally built in 1965 for grades 1-8. In order to accommodate school enrollment, the grade composition has changed several times.

Currently, the school serves 628 students in grades Prek-5th. The faculty and staff consists of 2 administrators, 42 teachers, 1 reading coach, 1 guidance counselor, 4 custodians, 2 speech/language teachers, 8 cafeteria staff, 12 paraprofessionals, 2 behavior specialists, 2

office staff, 1 parent liaison and a host of grandparents. Out of the 42 teachers, 7 serve exceptional educational students. The school also serves the District's emotionally handicapped students in grades Prek-5th. Approximately 43% of the students are females and 57% are males; 94% of the students are Black, 4% are Hispanics and 2% are White; 98% of the students are on free or reduced lunch.

Resource services are provided in the area of hearing and vision, physical therapy, speech and language and learning abilities. Technology programs offered at Stewart Street are Successmaker and Accelerated Reader. Special Area courses offered are library media, computer, physical and character education.

The community provides very limited social and educational opportunities and experiences for students. Therefore, teachers plan a variety of field trips and experiences to neighboring communities. In addition, assembly programs that bring in groups with a variety of offerings such as water animals, dental hygiene, body awareness, behavior, etc. are incorporated into the school's calendar.

Stewart Street Elementary School prides itself as a school that provides all students with opportunities for quality learning and the necessary support to ensure academic acceleration, consistent demonstration of appropriate social behavior, and continuous personal improvement. Excellence and a desire to learn are a way of life.