Niagara Street Elementary School Vision and Goals


    The Niagara Street Elementary School community consists of educators, support staff, parents, and community partners working together to provide a safe, orderly, and productive learning environment for all students. All Niagara Street stakeholders are committed to preparing our students for graduation from high school and college, and becoming good character citizens that follow school rules, and the laws in our community. We aim to develop the whole child!

    Academics - Our Teachers, Support Staff, and Administrative Team have embraced the Common Core Standards. Our language Arts and Math programs continue to promote “best practice” in the field of elementary education. Our mission is to prepare NSS students with the necessary Language Arts and Math skills to flourish in prep school, high school, and college, while at the same time encouraging creativity, curiosity, and a life-long appreciation for learning.

    Developing the whole child - We strive to develop the social and emotional growth of each and every child through student clubs, teams, and school-wide character education. Every child has a strength, and these activities help students to discover what they love to do. Our hope is that students leave NSS as kind, helpful, tolerant, and productive students and citizens.

    Technology – Niagara Street offers 1 to 1 technology for all students. Every student has a laptop. Students will take part daily in the use of interactive smart boards, laptop work, educational technology programs, and our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) lab.


    To closely monitor and raise student academic achievement in Language Arts and Math through frequent classroom data analysis, and the implementation of best practice instructional strategies.

    • RACE Strategy
    • Student ELA & Math Goal Setting
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Achieve 3000
    • Guided Reading Groups
    • FastMath
    • School-wide focus on Reading, Writing, and Math fluency
    • ELA After School Booster Program
    • STEM Lab
    • TechSteps Technology Projects
    • Interim ELA & Math Assessments
    • AIMSWeb
    • Diagnostic Reading Assessment (DRA2) monitoring
    • Ongoing Teacher Professional Development
    • Grade Level Data Analysis & Planning (DAP) meeting Assessment
    • NWEA

    To identify, develop, support, and promote the social and emotional development of our students

    • Monthly Character Assemblies of the Month
    • Character Student of the Month
    • Art & Music Students
    • Stem Engineering Club
    • Swim Club
    • Basketball Team
    • Morning TV Announcement Crew
    • School Garden Club
    • Running Club
    • Chorus Musical
    • Holiday & Spring Band Concerts
    • Make a Difference

    To maintain a 95% daily student attendance rate

    • School Counselors Support Monitoring
    • Truancy Prevention Program
    • Student Teacher Action Response Team (START)

    To frequently communicate with, engage, and collaborate with families, community groups and organizations for their assistance in supporting school programs and initiatives that promote student academic and social / emotional growth

    • Monthly Newsletter
    • NSS Homepage
    • All calls
    • Workshops
    • Monthly PTA meetings
    • Parent Information
    • NYLearns Teacher Web Pages
    • Family Fun Night
    • Niagara Street Business Association Partnership
    • Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
    • Breakfast with Santa
    • Niagara University