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  Mission Statement  

McKenzie Elementary School's
Vision and Mission Statements

     McKenzie Elementary School will work collaboratively to ensure all students succeed.  Placing the highest priority on math, reading, and writing instruction will support consistent student achievement so that all students attain grade-level or higher performance levels annually, as measured by state and national assessments.  We will strive to instill in all students a love of learning and prepare them to become contributing members of society.

     The mission of McKenzie Elementary School is to instill a love of learning while providing a safe, positive, and productive learning environment.  Students will develop their individual talents to become effective problem solvers and contributing members of society.  Promoting high standards and expectations, teachers, administrators, parents and the community share the responsibility for advancing the school's mission.

  About The School  

General Information

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     McKenzie Elementary School serves our approximately 587 students in grades pre-kdg. - fourth  with 31 self-contained homeroom teachers and rotation classes of physical education, library, music, guidance and computer. Three special education teachers and a speech language pathologist serve our students with special needs, and an intervention teacher and two assistants provide extra help to students in reading. The full-time school nurse addresses the physical health needs of our students, and our cafeteria staff serve approximately 800 meals a day. MES also has teaching assistants in pre-kdg. and special education, as well as a full time secretary/bookkeeper and records technician/webmaster to keep our school running efficiently.

     Most recent standardized test data shows that 94% of McKenzie Elementary fourth graders were proficient or advanced in reading and mathematics as compared to 90% statewide. Our third graders are also above the state average in reading with 92% being proficient or advanced compared to 90% statewide, and 91% of MES math students were proficient or advanced compared to 88% across Tennessee.

     Recent technology improvements include Interactive Whiteboards and Elmos in every classroom and our updated website which will hopefully be more user friendly for communication between school and home.

The staff and stakeholders at McKenzie Elementary School believe:                                

Administrators, educators, students, parents and community stakeholders share the decision-making responsibilities toward achieving the school's mission.  Student achievement and academic gain should be our top priority. Periodic and various assessments and proper use of results should drive instruction. All learning styles must be addressed. Students learn best when challenged to explore, discover and develop higher-order thinking skills in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes respect for self and others. Policies should be developed by all stakeholders, and should be centered on the shared mission.                                          


McKenzie Elementary School Faculty and Staff

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