Our highly qualified dedicated staff works cooperatively with students and parents toward the goal of developing high academic achievement and responsible citizenship. Heavy emphasis is placed on teaching basic skills in Reading, Mathematics, and Written Language. Our staff promotes the development of positive self-concepts, effective problem solving skills, and respect for each other through our "P.A.R.R.T" Curriculum. Personal Best; Active Listening; Respect; Responsibility; & Trustworthiness are traits we work on daily with students.
Coolidge School places a high emphasis on doing whatever it takes to help students achieve more. Our dedicated staff makes sure that during our Intervention/Enrichment block of time that students are getting instruction at their level. We also identify some students for extended day opportunities to help them do even better in their academic skills. Coolidge Elementary also offers many co-curricular activities outside of the school day Some of these include; Science Club, Chess Club, and Girls and Boys Scouts.
The Coolidge Parent Teacher Association is a wonderful organization that offers support to our school and children in countless ways. Teachers additionally welcome parent volunteers in our classrooms throughout the school day. PTA is highly involved providing a plethora of field trips and other opportunities for our students. They provide monthly family activities, book fairs and an annual fun fair that is exceptional.
Coolidge Elementary School opened in the fall of 1967. In 1987, Coolidge received the Iowa First in the Nation in Education Award from the Governor, which recognizes schools that effectively serve the needs of Iowa students.