Afton Elementary is a K-3 school located in the heart of Afton,
Wyoming and nestled against the Salt River Range by the mouth of Swift
Creek. Afton Elementary is known for its high expectations, high
academic performance and high levels of parent involvement.
Afton Elementary is blessed with a
tremendously effective team of teachers, specialists and
paraprofessionals who work closely together to insure the success of
each child. Students are grouped for reading and math in ways to best
meet their unique needs. For instance, every day students are
instructed in 87 different reading groups that focus on the skill level
of the group. Group sizes range from 2 to 15 students. Math groupings
are fewer but still the focus is on current student performance and
needs. Generally, about 85% of students score at or above grade level
in reading and math.
To top high levels of achievement off, the most recent climate survey
taken by teachers, students and parents indicates that the learning
environment is exceptional as well. All 6 areas questioned in the
survey averaged scores from over 4 on the low end to almost 5 on the
high end. This was on a scale of 1 to 5.
Afton Elementary parents and volunteers
are the best! What in the world would we do without all the selfless
hours volunteered to our school by wonderful busy people? Over 1564
hours were logged this year from numerous volunteers helping in the
classrooms, promoting Reading Renaissance, helping in the media center,
providing special assemblies, conducting vision screenings, being room
mothers, entering data in to cumulative files, hosting a pumpkin carving
contest, participating in family literacy week, reviewing new books,
decorating birthday boards, handing out snow cones and popcorn,
celebrating great teachers during teacher appreciation week, manning
stations during our field day, etc.
Alan L. Allred, Principal