Glen Acres Elementary School Vision

Empower students to become contributing members of society and lifelong learners.

 Glen Acres Elementary School Mission

Provide a learning environment which fosters intellectual and social development.


Glen Acres Elementary School, located in at 3767 Kimberly Drive in between Greenbush and Union Roads, has an enrollment of approximately 465 students in grades K-4. It is one of eight elementary schools in the Lafayette School Corporation and services the east side of Lafayette.

Students

  • Average class size: 20 

  • 71% free/reduced lunch

  • 55% minority students

  • 35% English learners

Staff

  • 27 licensed teachers;  total staff  59

  • School counselor, nurse, speech clinician

  • Specialists in library media, art, music, and physical education

Technology

  • Online assessments help teachers monitor progress and meet individual needs

  • Mobile computer labs allows laptops and iPads to be brought into the classroom

  • Interactive white board technology

  • One to one iPads in grades 3 and 4

  • Nooks

Special Programs

  • Title 1 federal funding provides additional staff for individual and small group tutoring

  • College Mentors for Kids and Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring programs

  • Positive Behavior Support program rewards students for meeting school-wide behavior expectations

  • Daily 90 minute literacy instruction block

  • Focused 30 minute small instructional groups in both language arts and math

  • Kindergarten Camp

  • Born Learning Academy to begin fall 2015

  • Read to Succeed program provided with volunteers from United Way

Glen Acres was built in 1970 in an area of rapid growth for the city. An addition of four classrooms was needed seven years later. In 1986, a conventionally built multi-purpose room, library, and six classrooms were added giving a total of twenty-seven classrooms, two multi-purpose rooms, and a library.

Glen Acres has a school wide Title One program that serves our ethnically diverse and transient population.  Federal funding provides supplemental aide to local Title One school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students. Title One funds have been used to improve curriculum and instructional activities, provide additional staff, increase parental involvement, create new programs and strengthen existing programs.

The following educational programs are offered at Glen Acres:

  • ELL services

  • Integrated computer technology

  • Accelerated Math (grades 1-4)

  • Accelerated Reader

  • Review of Essential Skills

  • Daily Review Math and Language

  • Drops in the Bucket and/or

  • Daily Bites

  • Daily Oral Language and Daily Oral Math

  • School-wide use of Lifelong Guidelines and Life skills including daily recognition /modeling through announcements on public address system

  • Intervention Remediation Blocks

  • Wabash Valley Case Management program