Cornell Elementary School

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<p>Cornell Elementary School is one of three elementary schools in the Albany Unified School District. It received a distinguished Academic Performance Index ranking of 9 out of 10 for the 2008-09 school year. Download the <a href="http://cornell.ausdk12.org/ourpages/auto/2010/6/24/45872888/handbook%202009_1_.pdf">Parent Handbook</a> here.</p>
<p><a href="http://cornell.ausdk12.org/ces/about/bell_schedule.jsp">Find the current bell schedule here</a> and <a href="http://www.cornellpta.org/home/">learn about the PTA here</a>.</p> <p>School Principal Wendy Holmes can be reached by phone at 510-558-3702 and by e-mail at wholmes@ausdk12.org.</p> <p>As of 2008-09, the school spent $6,335 per pupil (compared with $5,443 per pupil in the district and $5,512 in the state). However, $2,162 was supplemental.</p> <p>The average teacher salary was $68,247, compared with $64,086 in the district and $65,425 in the state. Download the <a href="http://www.ausdk12.org/pdf/sarc/2008-2009/2008-09_Cornell.pdf">Cornell School Data PDF</a> for more information.</p> <p>The school was 39 percent white, 34 percent Asian and 10 percent Latino in 2008-09. Additionally, 17 percent of students were categorized as socioeconomically disadvantaged; 31 percent as English learners; and 2 percent as having disabilities.</p> <p>Opportunities for parent involvement include the School Site Council, <a href="http://www.cornellpta.org/home/">PTA</a>, Cornell Crew, Garden Committee, Music Boosters, <a href="http://www.albanymusic.org/">Albany Music Fund</a>, <a href="http://albanyeducation.org/">Albany Education Foundation</a>, English Language Learner Advisory Committee, <a href="http://www.albanyschoolcare.org/">SchoolCare</a> and as classroom volunteers.</p> <p>Communication between school and home is accomplished through weekly school-wide newsletters as well as classroom newsletters, phone calls, emails, meetings, report cards and conferences.</p> <p>The teaching faculty includes 23 teachers. Average K-3 class size is about 20; grades 4-5 have 30. As of 2008-09, the school had a librarian and a part-time library staff member, psychologist and speech/language/hearing specialist.</p> <p>Cornell Elementary's motto is "Living and Learning," and its mission is to "create a community of self-sufficient lifelong learners who are cooperative, respectful and responsible. We create safe, inclusive and engaging classrooms as places of exploration and creativity. We have routines and procedures that foster students taking responsibility for learning and achieving their personal best. Students reflect on themselves as learners in the roles of readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, sociologists, athletes and artists. Our students see their own individual strengths and set goals for their learning. They develop the skills to empathize with others through active listening and group work. This helps them see themselves as unique and part of a larger diverse society. As we tend to their learning, we emphasize critical thinking, problem solving and students' ability to express themselves clearly. All of our students are moving towards mastering the essential skills and grade level standards so that they can thrive as learners in school and throughout their lives."</p> <p>To find out how you can get involved, call the school or talk to your child's teachers.</p>
920 Talbot Ave, Albany, CA 94706
(510) 558-3700
  • Fax: 510-559-6516
  • Accessibility Details: ADA compliant
  • Hours: Tours by appointment
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