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Lindbergh Elementary School
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Constructed in 1967, Lindbergh Elementary School serves students in grades K-5. We have some multi-age groupings, organized according to educational needs. The school has a strong reading and language arts program. We take great pride in our overall basic skills program.
The mission of Lindbergh Elementary School, the center of a multicultural neighborhood, is to ensure academic success for each student, enabling children to become lifelong learners and productive members of society. Our goal is to achieve this through collaborative efforts with staff, families and community.
Lindbergh School is located on the northeast side of Madison in a residential area with tree lined streets. Most of our students are able to walk to school. The school is near Cherokee Marsh and a few blocks from Warner Park. The Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Center is only 2 blocks from the school.
The SAGE (Student Achievement Guarantee in Education) grant provides funding to the school to lower class size in grades K-3 to 17. The class size at 4th and 5th grades ranges from 25 to 27.
Hot Lunch Program and After School Care
Lindbergh offers a daily breakfast for students as well as hot lunch. Students may also bring a lunch from home & buy milk. A nationally recognized After School Childcare Program is available at Lindbergh through Madison School Community Recreation. Childcare companies also transport to and from Lindbergh School.
Lindbergh School continues to make adequate yearly progress at all grades tested on the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam. Student achievement in reading at Lindbergh at 5th grade has steadily increased: For example in 2005, 62% of the students scored proficient or advanced, in 2010 almost 83% of students scored at the proficient or advanced level.
The staff is working hard to close the achievement gap in reading between of students of color (66% proficient and advanced) and white students (100%).
At Lindbergh computers for student use are located in the Library, Technology Lab and in each classroom. All students receive technology instruction weekly during REACH (Reinforcing and Enriching Achievement for All Children). Students also use computers in their writing, research and content classes. Computers were upgraded in the summer and Fall of 2008. Promethean interactive white boards are available in a number of Lindbergh classrooms. Netbooks are also available for student use.
Talented & Gifted (TAG) Program
The goal of Talented and Gifted (TAG) programming is to make certain K-12 students consistently have learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest.
TAG programming is determined by ongoing assessment and evaluation of an individual student. Lindbergh teachers have ongoing support from a district TAG consultant. When programming for TAG students cannot be provided within the classroom, parents and school staff meet with TAG consultant to develop an "Instep." An Instep is a specific plan - usually lasting a year -that outlines the instructional program and its providers. The plans are reviewed at least yearly.
Specially trained teachers provide regular instruction in art, music, library, physical education and technology. Lindbergh also has Reading Recovery for 1st grade students. The Title I program provides additional help for students in literacy and math so that students reach their potential. Strings are available for 5th grade students.
English as a Second Language staff provide instruction for students whose first language is not English. The instruction is designed to increase the students' understanding of English as well as to continue to make academic gains. Special Education staff provide support for students with learning needs. In addition, the school psychologist, social worker, nurse and speech and language clinician work with staff, students and families.
Safety Is Always A Priority
Lindbergh uses the Above the Line behavior program to teach positive, pro-social behaviors to all students. The staff and students build strong learning communities and celebrate success. The MMSD Code of Conduct governs students and staff at Lindbergh.
The playground is supervised by staff 15 minutes before school starts, at noon recess and during class recess and 15 minutes at school dismissal. Lindbergh's Student Safety Patrol helps students before and after school.
Peaceful Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
Specialists and teachers provide instruction in self-control, social skills, violence prevention, problem solving and conflict resolution.
Lindbergh students and families plant a garden at school under the sponsorship of the PTA. Families share in the harvest.
Lindbergh sends out a monthly newsletter to parents and the community about points of interest going on in each classroom and in the community. Everyone is encouraged to submit ideas and information about community activities. Students in grades K-5 can participate in our Accelerated Reader Program which is a reading motivation program using computers.
It is our goal to keep parents informed and involved in their child's education to the greatest extent possible. We do this through conferences, grade level reporting, on-going communication, and inviting families to participate in our many school-wide events. The school received a 3-year Comprehensive School Reform grant to build Learning Communities and family/community partnerships to enhance student learning. Bilingual Resource Specialists translate and interpret in Spanish and Hmong for students, families and staff.
Community volunteers including RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program); work with students and teachers weekly. Our VISTA Coordinator also helps connect community volunteers with students. The staff at Lindbergh and Kennedy Heights works together.
You Are Always Welcome At Lindbergh Elementary School!
For answers to any questions, to schedule a school tour or to request materials such as curriculum standards, handbooks, lunch menus, newsletters, etc., call the Lindbergh principal at 204-6502 or fax us at 204-0459.
We encourage you to talk with parents of our students to learn more about our school. Please see the Principal/Parent Contact information on this web site for current names and phone numbers.
"I like Lindbergh Elementary because the teachers are excellent. My children continue to learn the value of education. The academic programs and activities extend to family involvement and awareness. Relationships with the community get better as the children grow older."
-- Lindbergh Parent
"Great and nice teachers."
-- Lindbergh Student
"I have a 10-year old in the GEMS program this summer. He really likes all the activities and the staff. It's a nice break for the kids during the summer."
-- Lindbergh Parent
-- Lindbergh Student
Remember, you're "At Home At Charles Lindbergh Elementary School!"