About Remington Elementary School
Opening its doors in 1996, the Remington Elementary School community is dedicated to cultivating the uniqueness of each child to reach their fullest potential by providing an equitable and inclusive atmosphere. The school, located in Sand Creek Zone at 2825 Pony Tracks Drive in Colorado Springs, takes pride in the culture its built over the years, which is based on communication, collaboration and respect for all students, parents and staff. It's a professional learning community. Administration and grade level teams meet weekly to analyze data, to discuss student achievement and needs, and to ensure educators are meeting the goals of its unified improvement plan. Remington Elementary School has consistently scored "high" in overall performance on the Colorado Department of Education school accountability report, showing academic achievement is a high priority.
Remington Elementary School is a positive behavior support school in which educators are focused on recognizing students both behaviorally and academically. They believe students strive to do their best when they are in an environment where they feel safe and supported. The motto is "To be Respectful, Responsible and Safe; Remington Mustangs are First in Pride!"
The school offers the Landsharks cross country and track program, in addition to third-fifth grade girls and boys basketball. Students may also become active in Battle of the Books, third-fifth grade choir, Boy and Girl Scouts, and arts and crafts. Or, students might try a chess club, cooking club, science club or fifth grade drama club.
The school's Parent-Teacher Association plays a vital role in the success of student achievement and culture. It's dedicated to the School Accountability Committee, School Wellness Committee, as well as organizing fundraisers, fall fun fairs and many other family events -- always putting the monies earned back into the classrooms for education. As a school, educators are actively involved in community service projects, such as the Harvest of Love Food Drive, Pennies for Patients and Santa Toy Drive.
Sand Creek Zone Overview
The plan for Sand Creek Zone schools was developed during the 2016-2017 school year over a number of forums with community members, teachers, students, and parents. Educational leaders across the zone also provided valuable input. In addition, goals were developed in response to staff and parent survey results compiled during the 2016-2017 school year.Sand Creek Zone PlanThink of the Sand Creek Zone plan this way...the vital work we do every day, no matter the assignment, drives student success. Each member of the Sand Creek Zone team engages in service for our learners,. parents, and community in some way, shape, or form. Every staff member helps create a work environment that is healthy and stimulating. Our schools will continue to innovate and grow in purposeful fashion.Our goals address four pillars...Student Success, People, Service, and Innovation/Growth. We have defined strategic actions aligned with each of the pillars and goals and measures to assess our performance.
Portfolio of Schools
District 49 will create a robust portfolio of distinct and exceptional schools. It’s not enough just to have a bunch of different kinds of schools; the district needs to have high quality, exceptional schools. District 49 strives to offer wonderful schools in all of its zones, schools that are different from each other and superior to the options students might have in neighboring districts and communities.District 49’s board-approved strategic plan provides unified vision, goals and strategies to prepare students to achieve like never before. Its strategic plan is organized around a big rocks metaphor. If the district identifies and focuses on what's most important – its big rocks of trust, community, best district, portfolio of schools and every student – and then adds other things around them, the medium-sized rocks, and finally works in the pebbles, everything better fits together. District 49 has applied this metaphor in its strategic plan, which identifies the district's Big Rocks. These strategic initiatives will be emphasized over the upcoming years, representing the district’s commitment to its community. These five rocks are its foundation for building an excellent future with its staff, students and greater community.