Godfrey Elementary School
A Message From The Principal...
Godfrey Elementary School is a place for children in grades 3, 4, and 5 to learn about themselves and the world they live in. Students study the traditional areas of learning and gain new knowledge through rich experiences, collaborative learning, and timely feedback.
As in all powerful learning situations, the teachers not only teach, they also learn--from colleagues, from students, and from families. We value respect for each person, and we invite families to participate in every aspect of school life.
Annual Education Report (AER)
August 11, 2011
Dear Parents and Community Members:
We are pleased to present you with the Annual Education Report (AER) which provides key information on the 2010-2011 educational progress for Godfrey Elementary School. The AER addresses the complex reporting information required by federal and state laws. The school’s report contains information about student assessment, Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and teacher quality. If you have any questions about the AER, please contact Dr. Carol Lautenbach, Director of Elementary Education and building principal for assistance.
The AER is available for you to review electronically by visiting the following web site
or you may review a copy from Dr. Lautenbach's office at your child’s elementary school.
For 2010-2011, Godfrey Elementary did not made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in English language arts. We plan to continue our emphasis on literacy through our successful Response-to-Intervention (RTI) approach at the early elementary level and implement the Scholastic Read 180/System 44 research-proven reading intervention program. We appreciate the continued support of parents, staff and our community in this effort. We also feel strongly that our district's fully-subsidized early-elementary programs such as pre-school and all-day-every-day kindergarten will continue to mak great strides in preparing our children for grades 3-5 and beyond.
State law requires that we also report additional information.
Teachers, students, support staff and parents in our elementary schools are to be congratulated for the excellent work you continue to do each year in school-readiness, reading and mathematics. We should recognize at the same time that we always have room for improvement and our focus should continue to improve learning at a higher level to ensure our students are well-grounded in content area skills and ready for middle school by the time they complete the 5th grade.
It's also important to understand that EdYES!, AYP, and NCLB only measure proficiency in reading and mathematics on one single assessment administered on one day during one school year, and by themselves do not statistically or adequately represent a true measure of overall student achievement or school performance. Our elementary students, despite the highest percentage of limited English proficiency in the county and second highest only to Grand Rapids in percentage of economically disadvantaged, continue to excel at very high levels in all areas of learning.
I look forward to reporting on even greater levels of success in the coming months and years.
Dr. Carol Lautenbach
Director of Elementary Education &
Principal for the ECC and Godfrey Elementary