Waldron Elementary is located in the rural southeastern quadrant of Shelby County at the edge of the town of Waldron. Waldron has approximately 800 residents and is the largest community in the area served by Waldron Elementary. Most area residents are engaged in agriculture, or employed in the industries and businesses in Shelbyville, Greensburg, Rushville, and Columbus. Located on the same campus as Waldron Junior-Senior High School, Waldron Elementary provides a safe and serene setting for its students. It was designed as an open-concept school and opened in the fall of 1974 for grades kindergarten through sixth. As part of a corporation construction project in 2000, WES was remodeled to create individual classrooms and to maximize educational learning opportunities for students in grades PK-5. The school provides a healthy learning environment for all students.
Our curriculum is balanced, aligned, and continually updated with the current Indiana Academic Standards and the Common Core Standards. As we transition to the Common Core Standards, teachers will use curriculum maps to guide and document instruction. Classroom teachers also provide parents a summary of the lessons taught during the week through a weekly class newsletter. The newsletter is sent home in the student’s Friday Folder. Together, teachers and families work to support students in their progress and success. Waldron Elementary prides itself in high student achievement and quality educational opportunities for each student.
Waldron has a developmental preschool serving children with special education needs. The program uses curriculum maps that are based on Foundation for Young Children ages1-5 and the ISTAR matrix. Peer role models, children without disabilities, are included in the class and enable the children with disabilities to receive services in the least restrictive environment. Preschool incorporates more academic content with differentiated instruction.