District

La Salle Elementary Public Schools #122

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Mission Statement:

The mission of the La Salle Elementary Schools is to provide a nurturing, challenging learning environment in order to assist each student in becoming lifelong learners and socially responsible citizens.

District:

La Salle Elementary Schools has approximately 1,000 preschool through eighth-grade students. The district operates three schools: Jackson Preschool, Northwest Elementary, and Lincoln Jr. High School. Jackson Preschool holds about 80 three-to-four-year-olds and is located at 345 6th Street. Northwest Elementary School houses approximately 600 K-5th students and is located at 1735 Malcolm Avenue. Lincoln Jr. High is located at 1165 St. Vincents Avenue and holds approximately 300 6th-8th graders. The schools operate from 8:00am-3:00pm. Trimesters of 12 weeks make up the school year.  

Faculty:

The faculty includes 64 certified teachers, 20 paraprofessionals, 2 social workers, 3 speech pathologists, 1 school psychologist, and 1 school nurse. Of the 64 teachers, 32 hold master’s degrees.


District Office Contact Information

Located at: Lincoln Jr. High School 1165 St. Vincents Avenue La Salle, IL 61301 Phone: 1-815-223-0786 press 7 Fax: 1-815-223-8740 Brian DeBernardi, Superintendent

Patricia Pangrcic, Administrative Assistant

Diane Mertel, Bookkeeper               

Curriculum:

La Salle Elementary Schools offer a balanced assortment of academic courses designed to motivate our students to develop the abilities to think critically, solve problems and communicate effectively. The core classes in the district include reading, writing, science, social studies, math, health, and physical education. Additional courses include art, library/computers, choir/music, and various enrichment classes. Students are provided field trips throughout the year to extend learning opportunities.

In addition to the academic curriculum, students are taught a social and emotional curriculum through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). A description of the expectations is listed below.  

                                                

PBIS Universal Behavioral Expectations

  • Respect Self

    • Listens to Others

    • Uses Manners

    • Maintains Appropriate Appearance

    • Gives their best effort on homework and school work

  • Respect Others

    • Quiet when others are talking

    • Waits for his/her turn/raises hand

    • Complies with direction

    • KHFOOTY (Keep Hands Feet and Other Objects To Yourself)

  • Respect Property

    • Cleans up area

    • Uses materials appropriately

    • Respects equipment and materials

    • Respects environment

  • Ready and Here

    • Comes to school/classes on time

    • Completes homework on time

    • Has appropriate materials

    • Participates in class

Grading system

A+

99%

B-

80%

D

63%

A

93%

C+

79%

D-

60%

A-

90%

C

73%

F

0%

B+

89%

C-

70%



B

83%

D+

69%



GPA-Honor Roll

Students are eligible for Honor Roll at Northwest Elementary and Lincoln Jr. High School. The student must maintain a 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale. Students at Lincoln Jr. High who accumulate a GPA of 3.51 or higher can receive high honor roll.  


Fast Facts

(2014-2015)

IL School Report Card

Average Class Size=24 Enrollment=1,000 Student Mobility=19% Low Income=82% English Language Learners=14% Students with Disabilities=19%

Highlights

Award Winning PBIS Schools

Back-to-Back Starved Rock Scholastic Bowl Champions (2013-2015)

Supportive Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Excellence Foundation

Greatest faculty, staff, administrators, and STUDENTS around!