About Our District
Located on the Queens/Nassau, Long Island border, Elmont's quiet, tree-lined streets offer an appealing, suburban atmosphere. The varied backgrounds and international origins of Elmont residents, who represent over 100 countries and speak more than 70 languages and dialects, give the community its diverse and vibrant character and contribute to the uniqueness of the school system. Parents, community organizations and local elected officials are strong supporters, and participate in nurturing and preparing youngsters for their roles as citizen, neighbor and responsible, caring adult.
The Elmont School District is the largest elementary school district in Nassau County, serving close to 4,000 children from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Focusing on educational quality and equality for all students, including children with special needs, the district's rigorous, comprehensive academic program establishes a firm foundation in core curriculum areas. Initiatives have led to steadily improving student performance throughout the district on State assessment tests.
Elmont's educational approach develops reasoning and decision-making skills, and good citizenship in an environment that is safe and conducive to teaching and learning. Recognizing the need to bridge the span between school and home, the district, through a special assistant position, communicates its goals to the community, coordinates district participation in community events, welcomes newcomers and introduces them to services. The school district places high priority on maintenance of its facilities, with an active capital projects campaign to restore and refurbish its buildings, three of which date back prior to 1930. School grounds offer park-like settings and modern play equipment.
A seven-member Board of Education, comprised of community volunteers serving three-year terms, assumes a leadership role. The Superintendent oversees daily operations with the assistance of directors of Curriculum and Instruction, Business and Facilities and Pupil Personnel Services. Administrators and Board Members are committed to fighting for fair funding from the State and consistently seek grant funding to supplement district spending. Mindful of its fiscal responsibility to taxpayers, the district maintains careful watch over spending and explores improvements to its financial policies and procedures.
The Elmont Elementary School District is committed to creating and maintaining a learning environment in which all students may achieve their greatest potential. This endeavor requires the collaboration of parents, teachers, community members, students, administrators and the Board of Education and is based on the belief that among all students’ excellence and mastery can be attained, talent can be cultivated and understanding and mutual respect can be achieved.
- VISION – “Reaching and Teaching for Excellence”
Every child who receives his/her education in the Elmont Elementary School District will leave the elementary schools ready to meet the challenges and demands of the secondary program in anticipation of becoming a lifelong learner and productive adult.
The mission of the Elmont Elementary School District is to promote the intellectual, socio-emotional, and physical development of our children in an environment that is safe and conducive to learning. The District envisions achieving its mission by:
- Promoting and maintaining high expectations for teaching and learning.
- Monitoring, modifying, and enhancing the way in which teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation take place.
- Maintaining a safe and nurturing learning environment.
- Ensuring that all students have equal access to all the educational opportunities offered in the District.
- Offering to all students a well defined, comprehensive and challenging curriculum that will enable them to successfully approach their future academic work and to meet and exceed local and state standards.
- Actively engaging parents, community members, business, government and industry in fulfilling their role as partners in the educational process.
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