The mission of Afton Elementary School is to ensure and celebrate the success of our students. To this end…
“I achieve success when I do my very best.”
Greetings from the Principal
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