Welcome to Independence
Elementary! Independence is committed to
the academic, social, and emotional growth of our students. We demonstrate this commitment through our
instructional programming as well as our relationships with our students and
The culture at Independence is
filled with positive energy and one in which children feel safe and respected. As a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention
Support) school, we have clearly outlined our behavioral expectations through the
“STAR” program. We teach students these
common expectations through STAR: “Safety, Teamwork, Attitude, and
Responsibility”. Students are positively
reinforced on a regular basis for meeting those expectations.
Instructionally, we are committed to
providing a rigorous curriculum across content areas while instilling a love of
learning in our students. Instruction is
differentiated to meet the variety of needs of our learners. We encourage collaboration among our students
because students gain a higher level of understanding when they can discuss
their thinking and consider the perspective of others. Our talented staff is committed to continuous
learning through professional development.
We have high expectations of our students as well as ourselves.
Excellent programming in art, music,
physical education, and technology complements the core instruction to promote
a well-rounded education for each of our students. Also, as a Title School, we are fortunate to
have additional academic support staff that continually collaborate with
classroom teachers and provide small group instruction in order to best meet
the needs of our individual students.
At Independence, “We are dedicated
to inspire the heart and mind to achieve excellence. We are united…when one succeeds, we all
We’re proud to be a part of
Mrs. Lisa Morris