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About East Gloucester Elementary School
East Gloucester Elementary School is a neighborhood school located in
Gloucester, Massachusetts. We educate
approximately 260 students in grades kindergarten through fifth
grade. There are two classrooms at each grade level. Teachers in
grades 1-5 departmentalize or platoon the math and literacy curriculum, where
one teacher will teach all students at the grade level the ELA curriculum and
the other teacher teaches the math curriculum.
mission of Gloucester Schools is for all our students to be successful,
engaged, life-long learners. We believe
that all students can achieve excellence through effective teaching that is
driven by clarity of purpose and student engagement. As educators, our
goal is to offer a well-rounded curriculum with high quality instruction that
will give our students the skills they need for the 21st
The general education curriculum includes The Responsive Classroom® and Second Step® curricula, which gives students strategies for decision-making, conflict resolution, and taking responsibility for their actions. These social skills are life long tools that will benefits students for years to come.
The English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum is Reading Street®, which is a comprehensive, research based language arts program that includes whole group and small group instruction. This program incorporates literature, phonics instruction, and writing. Teachers use current assessments to differentiate the curriculum to meet the needs of all learners.
We are in our second year of implementation of the new math program, Math In Focus®. This program emphasizes problem solving and critical thinking skills, with an emphasis on developing mathematical concepts and fostering the ability to apply the concepts in real-world situations. The lessons progress from the concrete to the pictorial to the abstract. The focus is on helping students develop a positive attitude about math, to have the confidence to persevere, and to monitor their own mathematical thinking.
The social studies curriculum stresses the importance of community, the historical, cultural, and natural environment of Gloucester, and how East Gloucester belongs to the greater community. The science curriculum is a hands-on, engaging approach to investigation and discovery of the world around us. The Maritime Museum partners with teachers to enhance the science curriculum.
art, and physical education classes are also offered and students are able to
showcase their talents through art presentations and musical performances. The
fifth graders perform a play each year and students in grade four and five can
participate in the district's elementary band program.
Cape Ann YMCA offers an after school program at our school from 2:30-6:00 every
day. Students participate in crafts, physical activities, and are able to
socialize with peers.
East Gloucester Elementary School supports parent participation in many
ways. The Site-Based Council is responsible for developing a focused,
responsive, and accountable school improvement plan. We have a very active
parent organization and parents are encouraged to become involved in the
PTO. The activities planned by the PTO include enrichment programs that
support the curriculum and family fun activities that allow families to
socialize together. East Gloucester School is committed to increasing