Edgelea provides a structured, safe and consistent environment to maximize individual potential.
Edgelea Elementary School is the largest elementary school in the Lafayette School Corporation and is located at South 18th Street and Beck Lane. Edgelea serves over 530 students in kindergarten through fourth grade. The school houses several special programs. Elementary students identified as high ability for the entire Lafayette School Corporation are bussed to Edgelea to participate in self-contained classrooms with G/T licensed teachers in grades K through four. These students participate in the Confucius Classroom learning the Mandarin language and culture. The school also serves those students with special learning needs including a program for students who are hearing impaired. Additional instruction is available for students who are English Language Learners (ELL). Edgelea is a School-Wide Title I School with an emphasis on assisting students with reading difficulties. Edgelea is truly a child-centered school.
The award-winning Edgelea staff includes teachers nominated for, who have been finalists, and who have won the Golden Apple Award for outstanding teachers. All Edgelea teachers work diligently to meet the needs of all students by providing flexible, differentiated grouping and instruction focused on mastery of the Commom Core State Standards and Indiana Standards. Because of the efforts of teachers and students, Edgelea has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and achieved Exemplary Progress the last two years.
Edgelea parents are active partners in the educational process. Parents volunteer, host programs, and ensure that many resources and learning opportunities are available. The Edgelea TPA (Teacher Parent Association) meets monthly to discuss school issues and concerns and provides methods the school uses to better involve students, teachers, and parents in the learning process. This group annually sponsors a Family Science Night, a Family Reading Night, and a Fine Arts Night.
The Edgelea curriculum promotes problem solving, basic and higher level thinking skills, and the Indiana Standards. The school provides many activities and learning opportunities such as:
· Breakthrough to Literacy (kindergarten)
· Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math
· Part-time counselor/social worker
· Character Counts
· Access to Success Mentor Program
· Confucius Classroom