are elementary schools where students are thriving in a reading-infused culture.
George Hall Elementary Mobile, Ala.
What do scavenger hunts have to do with reading success? Learn how creative strategies moved student scores from rock bottom to 100% proficiency in seven years.
H.S. Thompson Learning Center Dallas
Read how one school’s “own little formula” of educational strategies, plus the occasional load of laundry, helped 100% of students achieve top statewide scores.
Humboldt Elementary Dewey, Ariz.
What does it take to motivate kids to reading success? Lots of data — and a principal willing to shave his head and eat bugs.
Lincoln Elementary Oakland, Calif.
By serving as the hub and heart of its community, Lincoln Elementary engages entire families in student success.
Loma Park Elementary San Antonio
Learn how hanging in a cool Club House, along with an innovative literacy plan, sparks a passion for reading in English or Spanish.
Morningside Elementary Brownsville, Texas
Positive thinking plus creative curricula equal 99% mastery on state tests.
Natchez Elementary Wadsworth, Nev.
High expectations, rigor, and a lot of extras mean student success on the Paiute Indian Reservation.
North Godwin Elementary Grand Rapids, Mich.
Go team! One school’s game plan of collaboration and fun scores high achievement goals.
Pittsburgh Dilworth Pittsburgh
See how yoga and Tic-Tacs complement an arts-infused curriculum to raise reading scores in an urban school.
P.S. 7 Sacramento
From the first day of kindergarten, PS 7 treats students and their parents as pre-college students.
P.S. 83 Luis Munoz Rivera New York
Teamwork transformed this East Harlem School into a place where 96% of the students score proficient on state reading tests.
Rock Island Elementary Rock Island, Wash.
In an isolated rural community, attention to data, total commitment to literacy, and “an office staff like bulldogs” means children now learn to read.
Synergy Charter Academy Los Angeles
Teachers learn to be “turnaround specialists” and parents get weekly reports on progress at Synergy, where children now learn to read.