Nashua Elementary has a small community feel. Parents and, business and community members are closely involved in the school through YouthFriends, Partners in Education, shared decision-making site council and our PTA. Internal and external collaboration with all stakeholders is an important process as we work together to reach our goals. Parent nights, such as Reading Night, Math Night, music programs and the Student Led Learning Showcase are all evening events that have a high percentage of parent attendance. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) celebrates the end of a great year by hosting the annual PTA carnival. We have several before- and after-school opportunities to enhance the curriculum, which include the following: Art Club, Cup Stacking, Kindness Leadership Committee, Recycle Club and the Chess Club.
Nashua Elementary School sets high expectations for students to accept the challenges of rigorous curriculum and performance assessments. Nashua has met the 2012-2013 School Improvement Plan goal having more than 95 percent of students meeting or exceeding the instructional text level for reading as measured by Fountas and Pinnell. We consistently have more than 50 percent of students scoring proficient or advanced on the Missouri State Assessment ( MAP). Nashua continues to exceed the average student attendance percentage in the district. For the past three years Nashua’s attendance is at or above 96 percent.
The facilities at Nashua Elementary School are extremely well maintained to provide students with a safe, clean and healthy environment. Each year our school has received the highest rating we can achieve from the district based on reviews by the head of safety and security. Each month we do drills for various emergency situations, and then evaluate how they went so we can make any needed changes.
Another area of strength for Nashua is the ongoing communication between the school and parents/community. In addition to all the district information that is sent via the district Web page, Facebook page, and School Messenger, Nashua excels at communicating with stakeholders. The school Web page, School Messenger, PTA Web page and Facebook page, and weekly teacher newsletters help ensure that parents, students, staff and administration are connected. Partnering with all Nashua stakeholders is an essential key to our success.