Northwest Elementary School

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2016-2017 Profile

Community:

Northwest Elementary School is located La Salle, IL. The population of La Salle is 9,418 (2013). La Salle sits in western La Salle County at the intersection of interstates 80 and 39. The school is located on the corner of Malcolm and O’Conor avenue. Additionally, it is located two blocks away from Baker Lake.

School:

Northwest Elementary School is composed of grades PreK-5 with an enrollment of approximately 600 students.  The school operates from 8:00am-3:00pm. Trimesters of 12 weeks make up the school year.  Northwest is the only public elementary school in La Salle.

Faculty:

The Northwest faculty includes 44 certified teachers, 10 paraprofessionals, 1 social worker, 2 speech pathologists, 1 school psychologist, and 1 school nurse. Of the 44 teachers, 24 hold master’s degrees.


Northwest Elementary Contact Information

Northwest Elementary School
1735 Malcolm Avenue
La Salle, Illinois 61301


Phone:  815-223-0786 press 5
Fax:  815-224-6961

Start Time:  8:10 a.m.
End Time:   3:00 p.m.

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Curriculum:

Northwest Elementary Schools offers 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 at Northwest include reading, writing, science, social studies, math, physical education, art, library/computers, and music. Additionally, 5th grade students are able to take band throughout the school year. Students are provided field trips throughout the year to extend learning opportunities.

In addition to the academic curriculum, Northwest students are taught social and emotional curriculum through Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). A description of the expectations are 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 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 NW.  The student must maintain a 3.0 average on a 4.0 scale.  

Fast Facts

(2014-2015)

IL School Report Card

Average Class Size=23

Enrollment=616
Student Mobility=20%
Low Income=85%
English Language Learners=18%
Students with Disabilities=20%

Clubs Student Council Garden Group After School Homework ELL After School Program

Athletics & Intramurals Intramural Basketball 5th Grade Boys Basketball Speedball Special Olympics