About Arnold Mill Elementary School

Arnold Mill Elementary Mission Statement

A.  School MISSION STATEMENT:

 

The mission at Arnold Mill Elementary School is to provide excellence in educating the emerging generation through high expectations, teamwork, communication and differentiated learning environments designed to increase the performance of all students. 

 

 

 

B.  School VISION STATEMENT:

 

The Arnold Mill Elementary staff will provide quality education through professional development in cooperative learning communities and by creating and implementing research-based, differentiated lessons to maximize student achievement.

 

 

C.  School BELIEF STATEMENTS:

* All students can learn albeit at different rates and styles and learning is the responsibility of the school, home and community.

*  Through the use of research based teaching, data-driven differentiated techniques and a safe and secure environment, high levels of student learning can be achieved for all students.

*  Students will be prepared to be effective decision-makers in a technologically-rich and culturally-diverse environment that cultivates critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

* Students are encouraged to be good citizens which includes being responsible, respectful and self-disciplined.

*  Staff members will provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment while working together as a team and being accountable for improving student achievement.

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History of AMES

Arnold Mill Elementary opened its doors August 23, 1996, with an enrollment of 928 students. It was built to accommodate new students in the rapidly growing community of Woodstock, Georgia. Woodstock is located in Cherokee County, which is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.

The school was built to house approximately 1200 students. The current enrollment is 847 students in grades K-5. There are two self-contained Autism units and one self-contained EBD unit.

The 68 classrooms and rooms for support personnel are contained under one roof. All classrooms are cable-ready for multi-media computers with every classroom equipped with a promethean board. The media center is centrally located. There is a large indoor gymnasium for physical education classes and a cafeteria that includes a stage with a light and sound system for presentations. Other features include two large art rooms with adjoining storage and kiln areas as well as two large music rooms with storage. In addition to the classrooms and extracurricular rooms, there are four smaller rooms used by the speech and language teachers, the counselors, the psychologist, and for vision and hearing screening.