All of us at Afton Elementary want to extend a warm welcome to you,
whether you are a long-time community member or a newcomer like myself.
We are a K-3 school located in beautiful Star Valley in the Afton
community near Swift Creek. Afton Elementary has a
well-established reputation of high expectations, excellent academic
performance, and exceptional parent involvement.
I am discovering
that Afton Elementary is blessed with a tremendously effective team of
teachers, specialists and paraprofessionals who work closely together to
insure the success of our children. We frequently assess students––and
from the resulting data––work hard to group students at a level that
best meets their needs. Groups are typically small, ranging from
one-on-one instruction on up to perhaps fifteen students. Because
of the excellent instruction provided by our staff, typically around
85% of our students score at or above grade level in reading and math.
only do students reach very high levels of achievement, but 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––on a 1 to 5 scale.
parents and volunteers are exceptionally generous about sharing their
time and talent! I’ve been inspired by the involvement of our PTA and
parent volunteers. Each year volunteers give between 1500-2000 hours
helping in the media center, providing special assemblies, conducting
vision screenings, being room mothers, entering data in to cumulative
files, hosting pumpkin carving contests, participating in family
literacy week, reviewing new books, decorating birthday boards, handing
out snow cones and popcorn, celebrating great teachers during teacher
appreciation week, or manning stations during our field day. At Afton
Elementary the great education students receive is a result of all of us
working hard together.
Please accept our sincerest thanks for all you do to help our school.