Education at the elementary level is the foundation on which all future education is built.
Renaissance Learning’s STAR assessments and the ACT Aspire (Grades 3-8) are exam tools that empower our teachers to personalize instruction and move students toward meeting or exceeding diocesan learning standards.
Administered every 9 weeks, STAR assessments provide the valid, reliable and actionable data, which allows for targeted instruction. ACT Aspire, a summative standards exam administered in April, connects student growth from grades 3 – 8, identifying student pathways to high school and ultimately college and career readiness.
The integration of these testing methods, in addition to constant communication and collaboration amongst the teaching staff, results in an outstanding spiritual and academic curriculum evidenced by the scores of St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School students which remain consistently well above both diocesan and national standards. Graduates of St. Francis of Assisi Elementary leave our school as devout, well-rounded individuals, amply prepared for the challenges of high school and college.
St. Francis Elementary is such a welcoming community. From the sounds of laughter of kids walking down the halls to the smiling faces of the teachers and staff, we truly love everything about being part of the St. Francis family. Our daughter wakes up excited to go to school and as parents, we could not ask for more, Jared & Ashleigh (Parents of a 3rd Grader).