| ELLSWORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Ellsworth is a small town in north central Kansas with a population of approximately 2,600. It is located in a rural area. Farming, manufacturing, local business and a correctional institution are the major sources of employment. Community involvement and interest are high. The population is predominately white.
Ellsworth Elementary School has an enrollment of around 240 students with fourteen classrooms including kindergarten though 4th grade. There is one building administrator, and there are twenty-six certified staff members and eighteen classified staff members. Included in the certified staff are four Central Kansas Cooperative in Education employees, and included in the classified staff are five Central Kansas Cooperative in Education employees.
Students attend physical education and music classes every day. All grades attend library classes once a week; other regularly scheduled trips to the library are made for the purpose of checking out books. All grades attend computer lab at least once a week; several classes schedule more than one session a week. Title 1 and At Risk help is available to those who qualify and is provided in the classroom and also on a one on one basis as needed. Students receive assistance and enrichment from the student support teachers on a daily basis. The school counselor and school nurse are scheduled to be in the elementary building every day.
A variety of educational opportunities are available for students with special needs. This includes special education programs for the learning handicapped as well as speech therapy and gifted education. An occupational therapist and physical therapist see eligible students on a regular basis.
A school newsletter is sent out each month to keep parents inform about he events and activities at E.E.S. Special notes are sent home during the month when events arise that were not covered in the newsletter.
Our site council meets with the school improvement teams as designated.