|WILLIAM N. DEBERRY SCHOOL|
Welcome to William N. DeBerry School!
| "William N. DeBerry Elementary School Mission Statement"
The mission of the William N. DeBerry Elementary School is to educate all scholars using research-based best practices and strategies in a safe and caring environment. Continuous learning and maximum effort of scholars and staff are expected, valued and supported in order to meet high standards. Realizing these results require community and family involvement, for we know that education is a team effort. Therefore, we aim to establish and nurture accountable and meaningful relationships with these entities, in order to develop scholars who understand their potential, know they can learn, are self-confident and embrace the belief that they will become successful contributors to society.
"William N. DeBerry Elementary School Creed"
I am a William N. DeBerry Elementary School scholar.
I have great expectations for myself.
I accept the challenge to become the best that I can be.
I will work hard to better myself each day in order to
gain character, knowledge, and wisdom.
My efforts will make DeBerry the best school it can be.
With the aid of my teachers and family I will achieve success.
For the education I receive today will make me a
successful citizen of tomorrow.
Be Bold. Stand Out. Make a Difference.
Become a Forward 5 Teacher!
What is a Forward 5 School?
The Springfield Public Schools’ Forward 5 initiative is a bold approach to help drive rapid and significant increases in student achievement at five of the district’s schools: Chestnut, Kennedy, & Kiley Middle Schools, High School of Commerce, and DeBerry Elementary School.
Forward 5 Schools use strategies and best practices from successful elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Five best practices have been identified by Harvard University’s Education Innovation Laboratory, Springfield Public School’s partner in the Forward 5 program. These practices are:
•An Effective Principal and Effective Teachers in Every Building
•More Instructional Time
•Use of Data to Drive Instruction
•A Culture of High Expectations
•Small-Group Tutoring during the School Day
Teachers at Forward 5 schools are provided with a targeted professional development program to support their growth, extra compensation to provide increased instructional time, and bonuses if they meet performance goals.