Rockefeller Elementary & Early Childhood Center

Published by jackbgarvey on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:00

700 East 17th Street
Little Rock AR 72206
Telephone:  501-447-6200 
Fax:  501-447-6201
Principal: Shoutell Richardson
 

Enrollment: 370

PTA President: LaKia Robinson
Grade Levels: Infant-5th Grade 

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Vision:

 "Excellence Without Excuses"

Mission: 

To engage students, families and the community

in the adventure of learning through technology and the arts.

 


School Focus:

Rockefeller Elementary School & Early Childhood Center is a technology school.  Classrooms integrate a school-wide technology theme as a part of instruction.  Tools used in the classroom include Promethean Boards, iPad Lab, iPads for classroom learning stations, a mobile laptop cart, computer centers, Flip Video cameras, iPods, Safari Media System, ebooks, Accelerated Reader, Reflex Math and many software programs that support student learning goals.  Students also participate in a weekly technology lesson in the 27 station computer lab or in the iPad lab, as well as a Teacher Directed Lab lesson each week.  Students learn to research, create multimedia content, write papers, use graphics and design to explain ideas and concepts, and use digital resources such as ebooks, electronic maps and models to reinforce core instruction.  

Rockefeller Elementary School & Early Childhood Center is also a part of the A+ School Network.  The Thea Foundation’s Arkansas A+ Schools Network is rooted in a teaching philosophy that values the arts in education and is modeled after the research-based A+ networks in North Carolina and Oklahoma. The A+ Schools Program is touted as the nation’s most successful arts-based, whole-school reform model.

Through the use of technology and the arts students are engaged in learning. 

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Staff:

Our staff includes 23 certified classroom teachers, 14 specialist and 33 non-certified staff.  Fifty-five percent of our teachers have master's degrees and 65% have been teaching for 10+ years.  We also have 7 National Board Certified Teachers. 


Programs:

Early Childhood Center:  Classes for infants (6 weeks) - children 4 years of age

Elementary School:  K - 5th grade

21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC): As a part of this program, a 4 day per week afterschool program is offered.  The afterschool program offers homework help, tutoring and enrichment programs for students that attend.  Below is the schedule for our afterschool program.

                  2:35-3:15 - Light Supper & Homework Help

                  3:15-4:15 - Academic Hour

                  4:15-5:30 - Enrichment (Activities include Drums, Musical Production, Gentlemen's Club, Art Club, Dance, Taekwondo and more!)


Uniforms:

Navy, white or light blue polo knit shirt with collar. White or light blue blouse with collar (girls only). Navy sweat shirt. Navy blue or white cardigan sweater or V-neck sweater. White or light blue button down shirt. Navy, white , or light blue turtle neck. Navy or khaki pants, shorts, skirt, culotte, or skort. Navy, khaki, or plaid jumpers. Navy, brown, or black belt is required if clothing has belt loops. Navy, white, or light blue legging under jumpers or skirts.


Partners in Education:

  • Epoch Church
  • Greater Emmanuel Church
  • Friday, Eldredge & Clark Law Firm
  • WAND (Women's Action for New Directions)
  • Metropolitan National Bank - Tower Branch
  • Metropolitan National Bank - Motor Bank Branch