School/Site: L.P. Vaughn Elementary School
Ages served: PreK 4 year old
School/Site Performance Rating: 5.81 (Highly Proficient)
100% of teachers using a Tier 1 Curriculum
100% of Teachers certified (CDA, BA, or higher): 1 CDA, 2 BA, 5 M.Ed., and 1 Specialist
Home, School, Community – We care about education!
L.P. Vaughn’s mission is to work with the parents and community in developing the skills and character necessary for student success academically and socially in an ever-changing world.
We, the faculty and staff of L.P. Vaughn, believe the purpose of this institution of learning is to provide an environment in which all children can develop to their potential. We believe that each child has different aptitudes and attitudes and that the staff is responsible to provide for these individual differences. Our goal is to make it possible for each child to meet the challenges in a rapidly changing society.
What is unique/special about this school/site?
Children at L. P. Vaughn are taught by teachers who are certified in Early Childhood Education. Each class has a paraprofessional that has a CDA or specialized training in Early Childhood Education. The Pre-K Department (16 members) has a total of 210 + years of teaching experience in preschool. Teachers and Paras team teach using a curriculum and schedule structured to provide a developmentally appropriate experience for each child.
Our preschool students are able to participate in school activities that help ease the transition to kindergarten. On a daily basis, they are able to meet and interact with school principals, kindergarten teachers, and other school staff. Families have access to all of the elementary school resources when their children begin preschool. Transportation, free lunch program, technology, library, school nurse, gym, parent /teacher conferences, book fair, and planned family participation activities are some examples of what is offered.
Students may select to receive services from our Outpatient Client/School-Based Health Center. Students can receive immunizations, dental services, and basic health checks while at school.
We are a school site for NSU Teacher Candidates which gives some classrooms a higher adult to child ratio.
Teachers are involved in professional development and self-studies that ensure that students are getting the best education based on the latest research and technology available.
Students receive extra classroom and learning materials through grants/donors. The latest materials secured through DonorsChoose were seat sacks and headphones. All students receive literacy bags to take home from NSU’s Cradle to College Pipeline Literacy Program (2 times each year). This contains a book, activities, paper, colors, and other school type supplies. Each Christmas students receive treats and a new backpack that is secured by a school staff member.