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Adams Elementary School

950 West 22nd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97405
(541) 790-5000 Fax: (541) 790-5005
Attendance Line: (541) 790-5025

School website

Grades: K–5
2019–20 Enrollment: 476
Principal: Teresa Martindale <martindale_t@4j.lane.edu>
Secretary: Ashley Brooks <brooks_as@4j.lane.edu>

Middle School Region: Arts & Technology Academy, Roosevelt and Spencer Butte
High School Region: Churchill, South Eugene

Mission Statement:
We are committed to providing all students with meaningful learning opportunities designed to help each individual achieve full academic and social potential.

Program Description:
Adams is a thriving neighborhood school that emphasizes academic excellence, sustainability, citizenship and equity. Our talented and dedicated staff strives to provide differentiated instruction to challenge and support all students in achieving high levels of academic success, as well as social and emotional learning. Adams benefits from active parent and community involvement, offering students a variety of experiences including music, art, field trips, and participation in green school initiatives such as gardening, composting, and walking and biking to school.

School Highlights:

  • Strong community-building activities promoting social/emotional learning through the Caring for Kids curriculum & Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)
  • Counselor support for individuals; whole-class and grade-level supports
  • Premier Green School status; developing a “Think Green” curriculum; working closely with Partnerships for Sustainable Schools, MECCA and BRING
  • Field-based science curriculum including participation in Salmon Watch, West Eugene Wetlands, School Garden Project, Nearby Nature, Mt. Pisgah and Outdoor School
  • Positive working relationship with students from the University of Oregon and a partnership with UO’s Environmental Leadership Program
  • Digital literacy fostered through the use of technology including laptops, pro-scopes, clickers, audio recording equipment, digital and video cameras, and iPods and iPads
  • Commitment to the arts and sciences providing students with Engineering Nights and Meet the Masters art program
  • An outstanding library collection available to all students weekly; student participation in SMART reading program

School Improvement Goals:

  • ALL students have access to a high-quality education with positive, encouraging and highly skilled educators
  • Identify, challenge, eliminate and prevent racism; change structures, policies, practices and behaviors that perpetuate racism and integrate cultural competency at all levels of the school and in all relationships within the school
  • Increase student achievement in reading and math as measured by both formative and summative indicators of student learning
  • Ongoing staff development in making student-thinking visible and increasing student engagement and challenge
  • Responsible stewardship of our resources and our environment, including education about and adoption of sustainable practices
  • Continue developing staff and students in technology as learning and communication tools, maximizing curiosity, organization and creativity

ODE school report cards and AYP reports