Student Hours: 8:20 AM – 3:00 PM
Principal: Mr. Jeffrey Riel
Assistant Principal: Mrs. Erin Parker
Secretary: Mrs. Kim Knudsen
School Psychologist: Mrs. Amy Ellis
Grades: Pre-K through 5th Grade
Total Enrollment: 740 students
Percentage of minority students: 8%
Economically disadvantaged: 38%
Attendance rate: 94.7%
Faculty and Staff: Our students are supported by a committed faculty and staff consisting of:
- 40 teachers and specialists
- 1 principal
- 5 office/support staff
- 6 instructional assistants
- 6 food service workers
- 3 custodial staff members
AMELIA ELEMENTARY MISSION STATEMENT
The Amelia Elementary School Community is committed to helping ALL students acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become model citizens and lifelong learners.
AMELIA ELEMENTARY VISION
We strive to work collaboratively with parents to educate students in a safe and positive learning environment that will enable them to achieve to their fullest potential. We're ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
I am an Amelia Tiger. Amelia Tigers are Respectful, Responsible and Safe.
- We will build effective relationships with students, parents, and the community.
- We will communicate to students they are important and valued and we will not let them fail.
- We will communicate to students why the work they do is important and use all available resources to engage students in learning.
- We will define and model lifelong learning for our students and ourselves by committing to ongoing professional development and continuous improvement.
- We will collaborate with one another and our students so that we can achieve our collective goals more effectively.
- We will identify essential learning outcomes, assess student understanding and provide opportunities for students to demonstrate mastery.
- We will be results oriented and data driven.
- We will continue to read and study equity issues in education and the broader society and apply our learning to the work we do with children, using the four agreements and six conditions as a framework for understanding.
Many families have chosen our school because of its moderate size, a growing parent support and involvement base, and the high quality education provided to our students by a highly qualified staff. Eighty-two (82%) of teachers hold a Master’s Degree. Learning outcomes for students are aligned with Ohio’s New Learning Standards. Created by teachers, parents, education experts and others from across the country, these learning standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
Our Building Leadership Team (BLT) works to address school wide initiatives. Each grade level, our Reading Specialists, and our special education staff are represented on the team.
Our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is very active, hosting many well-attended family activities per year, skating parties, fundraisers, financial support for field trips, programs, and classrooms, as well as a host of other supports during the year.
Realizing that students learn in a variety of ways, we provide special education support for qualifying students in an inclusive environment. Teams of special education teachers and regular education teachers serve students with identified special needs. Speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy are offered to those students who qualify. Our partnership with Child Focus provides our students with mental health services and before- and after-school childcare. Our health clinic assistant provides medical attention to students.
We believe strongly in proactive intervention and we align our practices with the Response to Intervention (RTI) model when students are struggling at school. The goal of RTI is to identify an action plan that will improve the student’s academic, behavioral, or social skills. Based on data collected in the classroom, teachers provide automatic interventions and document these on a Tier 2 intervention form. If a more intensive, individualized plan is needed, the teacher schedules a Tier 3 meeting with parents and other support personnel, as needed. We will then develop a collaborative plan at the meeting with parental input. As in every area of a child’s life, parental involvement is a key component of this process.
AMELIA ELEMENTARY HISTORY
In 1870, land was purchased and a two-room brick school was erected. Soon after, two more rooms were added. The building was expanded to eight rooms by 1924. During this time, some grades were held at a local bank, the 100F Hall and the council meeting room. In 1931, a new high school was built next to the existing building. During the late 1950's Amelia School consolidated with Withamsville and Mt. Carmel forming the West Clermont School District and a new Amelia High School was built. The original high school became Amelia Elementary in 1962 and remained at that site through the 2009-10 academic school year.
(Photographs courtesy of OldOhioSchools.org)
AMELIA ELEMENTARY TODAY
Through the generous support of the West Clermont taxpayers, a bond issue was passed in 2007 funding the construction of a new elementary building. We were pleased to open the new Amelia Elementary School on September 7, 2010 with an enrollment of 800 students in preschool through 5th grade. Our school is designed for maximum learning use focused on comfort and a “green living” philosophy. We are committed to an environmentally friendly approach by utilizing online and digital tools to reduce paper and host a recycling program for our school and community.
(Photograph courtesy of Turner Construction)