Alma Schrader Elementary

Basic Information

Address: 1360 Randol Avenue Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
County: Cape Girardeau
District: Cape Girardeau 63
Phone Number: 573-335-5310
Fax Number: 573-334-3871
Principal: Ruth Ann Orr

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Additional Information

School Type: Elemetary K-4
State District ID: 016-096
State School ID: 4020
Grade Level: Pre-K, K-5
Founded: 1959
School Setting:

We are a neghborhood school located on the northwest part of Cape Girardeau.

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7 hours (8:15 - 3:15)
School Days in Calendar Year: 174
School Holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Spring Break, Memorial Day
School Colors: Orange and Black
School Mascot: Tigers
School Size: 420
Classroom Size: 20-25 students
Classroom Teachers: 50
Student/Teacher Ratio: 18:1
Support Services:

We offer two instructional coaches; a Read to Succeed program targeting first graders requiring additional support in reading; special services including services for students identified as austic, blind, deaf, deaf/blind, emotionally disturbed, other health impaired, cognitively delayed, language impaired, having a sound system disorder and other services as required by the IDEA; 504 services; a gifted program; and health services.

After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Alma Schrader has a computer lab with 30 student computers. Each classroom has at least two computers for student use. The building is being upgraded for wireless computer services. Students receive specific computer instruction 40 minutes weekly in grades K-4.

School Clubs:

Marathon Kids Club, Fourth Grade Choir, Character Council, Anti-Bullying Club

Lunch Availability: Lunch is available through Federal School Lunch Program
Uniform Guidelines:

Dress code of denim, khaki, brown or navy pants, skirts, shorts, skorts, dresses. Shirts may be polo-style with small logo (any color), button-down (any color) or school-oriented tee shirts. Sweatshirts may be worn with collared shirt underneath. All shirts except school-oriented tee shirts must be solid colored. Flip flops or sports sandals are not allowed.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to educate every student according to his or her individual needs and abilities in a safe, caring environment. It is our goal to develop a love of learning that will enable out students to become productive members of society. To that end, we will work to help all students achieve high standards of learning to produce high levels of achievement and success.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

The future of Alma Schrader School is to be an exemplary elementary school. We will maintain a safe and caring environment. We will have an uncompromising commitment to attaining high levels of student achievement and success.

Students in an exemplary school will be confident, inquisitive, principled, and respectful. Students will be actively engaged, share in the responsibility for their own learning, and achieve high standards. Student personal and interpersonal growth, leadership, and service will be valued and fostered, with the result that students become productive citizens and lifelong learners.

Staff members in an exemplary school will collaborate to develop exceptionally strong and balanced programming. Staff members will deliver innovative instruction focused on individual student learning. Staff members will continually assess the relevance of programming and effectiveness of instructional techniques through frequent evaluation of individual student achievement. Staff members will demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement through research, ongoing professional development, and effective application of best teaching methods and strategies. Staff members will work relentlessly to develop meaningful connections with every student to ensure success.

Families and community in an exemplary school will participate in the daily school life of the students. Families and community will partner with the staff to support the commitments, mission, and vision. Because the school values this strong partnership, all staff will communicate effectively with families and the community and safeguard the community’s investment.

The culture in an exemplary school will be built on continuous improvement and a commitment to excellence. Together, we will celebrate success.

VALUES (How must we behave in order to make our shared vision a reality?)

• Collaborate with all district faculty and staff members to ensure the continual evaluation and refinement of teaching strategies leading to the progression of individual student achievement.
• Promote a caring school climate through developing meaningful positive relationships by modeling the personal qualities and characteristics we hope to instill in our students.
• Provide a safe learning environment by establishing high behavioral expectations of students and by maintaining our physical plant in an orderly manner.
• Maintain regular communication between school and home through all media available to us.
• Continuously evaluate program relevance and individual student achievement and refine programs to meet the needs of the students we serve.
• Commit to teaching the curriculum established by our school district and meeting the goals set forth by the district and our individual building plans.
• Differentiate student instruction to meet our desired standards of learning.
• Be lifelong learners with respect to our profession.