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.