The mission of the Elston Middle School Family made up of students, families, staff, and community, the educational bridge in our diverse city, is to empower all students to develop a sense of worth, responsibility, and commitment to learning and community, through a system distinguished by
Respect for self and others
Collaborative and supportive staff
Clear goals, high expectations, and accountability
Involvement of all members of the Elston Middle School Family
A safe, secure, and nurturing environment
A diverse learning experience without prejudice
Continuous learning for all.
We, the members of the Elston School Community, visualize our students becoming valued members of society. To achieve this vision, we will encourage all students to have a positive attitude toward learning, to work cooperatively in achieving their personal best, to benefit from a relevant curriculum based on Indiana Common Core Standards, and to demonstrate an initiative for learning in a safe and nurturing environment.
We Believe That All Children …
Can learn and should be challenged to exceed expectations.
Will be encouraged and motivated to learn in a positive environment where they Practice respect, Accept responsibility, Work together, and demonstrate Safety matters (PAWS).
Will be encouraged to display good citizenship and achieve their personal best.
Will learn by building on Indiana Common Core Standards and concepts from relevant and rigorous curricula.
Will assume responsibility for their learning.
Learn best when provided clearly articulated expectations and goals.