The Samuel Huntington Elementary School

Where everyone strives for excellence!

Alison Branker, Principal
Christina Williams, Assistant Principal
Ativia Sandusky, Assistant Principal



At the Samuel Huntington school we believe in providing a safe nurturing learning environment, where students benefit from an academically rigorous curriculum rich in the Arts, Science, and Social Studies as well as ELA and Math. On a daily basis students are presented with clear expectations for learning, rigorous tasks, opportunities to engage in accountable talk and to be organized for effort. By laying a solid foundation across content areas and by infusing the Arts into the curriculum, it is our goal to prepare every scholar at our school to enter and graduate from a four year college or university. We believe and are truly committed to the following:

Student Responsibility
Teacher Accountability
Academic Achievement
Nurturing Environment
Dedication to Strengthening the Home-School Connection
Aspiring to Succeed
Respect for All
Development of Community Relations
Social Awareness


Comprehensive Educational Plan (CEP) Goals 2016-2017


This is a living document that is created each year by the School Leadership Team (SLT) based on our most recent data. The goals are developed to drive instruction across all grades in all content areas.  Our Comprehensive Education Plan (CEP) is aligned to the Framework for Great Schools (FFG) and drives instruction in our building.  We have five CEP goals.  They are as follows:

1.    Framework for Great Schools Element: Rigorous Instruction
By June 2017, there will be an increase of 3% of students from grades K – 5 increasing one performance level from Fall 2016 compared to Spring 2017 as measured by ELA and Math benchmark exams.

2.    Framework for Great Schools Element: Supportive Environment
By June 2017, there will be a decrease of 3% in the suspension rate as compared with OORS 2015-2016 data with OORS 2016-2017 data.

3.    Framework for Great Schools Element: Collaborative Teachers
By June 2017, 100% of teachers on teacher teams will collaboratively analyze student performance tasks to increase student performance by 3% in priority ELA and Math CCSS standards, as measured by the development and refinement of ELA and Math unit tasks and benchmark assessments.

4.    Framework for Great Schools Element: Effective School Leadership(Instructional Focus)
By June 2017, school leaders including teacher leaders will create and implement professional development on Danielson component 3B that builds teachers’ capacity in questioning and discussion techniques, resulting in 60% of teachers increasing in one performance level as measured by the end of year MOTP school wide data for 3B.

5.  Framework for Great Schools Element: Strong Family & Community Ties
By June 2017, the school will engage parents in a more collaborative partnership as measured by a 2% increase in attendance at parental engagement and involvement activities based on PCAR data.

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1. Clear Expectations

For students to achieve at high levels, they must understand exactly what is expected of them.

2. Academic Rigor

In every subject, at every grade level, instruction and learning includes a commitment to a knowledge core, high thinking demand, and active use of knowledge. Encouraging students to be critical thinkers using the higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

3. Accountable

Talk Student to student talk: questioning, probing, and providing commentary that is appropriate to the discipline using evidence and accurate knowledge to further develop ideas.

4. Organized for Effort

Replacing the assumption that aptitude determines what and how students learn with the belief that sustained and directed effort can yield high achievement for all students by using data to drive instruction.




Upper Grades


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