Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School
At Henry A. Coffeen Elementary School, our goal for students is to be the top performing leadership school in the state. Our focus is on improving student success by teaching them the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids called the “Leader in Me.” We believe that when students are in control of the 7 Habits, they will be more successful academically as well as socially and emotionally.
2013-2014 School Improvement Goals
- 95% of 1st-5th grade students will demonstrate proficiency in writing o the District Writing Assessments
- 92% of 3rd-5th grade students will score proficient or advanced on the PAWS assessment in Reading/Language Arts
- Our students will demonstrate safe, responsible, respectful behaviors as measured by decreased office referrals
- 90% of K-5th grade students will complete a data notebook demonstrating leadership qualities
Coffeen Elementary News
About Henry A. Coffeen
Being a school that prides ourselves on leadership, we find it only fitting that we are named after one of Sheridan County’s most influential citizens. Henry A. Coffeen was a college professor, a superintendent of schools in Illinois, a strong advocate of child labor laws, a business owner, land developer and a community organizer. His leadership qualities led him to Continue Reading
Why the focus on non-fiction writing?
Coffeen has decided to increase the number of non-fiction books in the classroom reading groups and lessons for a variety of reasons. Non-fiction books are about science, social studies, history, technology, music, and art. With the increasing demands on standards, non-fiction text helps teachers teach a variety of subjects across the curriculum. Two-thirds of the PAWS test includes non-fiction reading Continue Reading
New Building Update
Our new building is looking amazing! Our staff had the opportunity to tour the building just before Spring Break. Sheet rock is up on all of the walls, several of the classrooms are already painted and have cupboards in place.