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.
Not 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.
Afton Elementary 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.