1999 SCHOOL PROFILE
Gilman Elementary School
Gilman, WI 54433
Type of School: Elementary School (PreK-5)
Location: Gilman: Located in rural northwestern Wisconsin
Rural: Population of Gilman is 412
Size: typically 3 classes at each grade level
Approximately 300 students
Student-Teacher ratios are typically 1-15
Student Population: Majority of students are Caucasian
Students with cognitive, learning, emotional and physical disabilities
Principal: Former Principal: Al Arnold (1990-1999)
Current Principal: Mr. Schlie (October 1999- Present)
Teachers: Majority of teachers lived in the Gilman area all of their lives
Most of the teachers have many years of experience teaching at Gilman Elementary
EMPOWER CITIZENS IN A DEMOCRACY:
An Elementary Site-based council includes community members, parents, and students.
Teaching staff researched and created the Gilman Reading Instruction Model which is implemented school-wide.
All students with disabilities are included full-time in general education.
Teachers certified in special education serve as classroom teachers, team teachers, and consultants.
Students with moderate mental retardation, physical disabilities and mild disabilities are all included. Currently Gilman does not have any students with severe disabilities residing in the district.
TEACH & ADAPT FOR DIVERSITY:
Appropriate accommodations for students with and without disabilities as made by classroom teachers and consulting specialists as needed.
No specialized or different curricula are used for students with disabilities. All students participate in the general education curriculum with adaptations and modifications.
All students receive their literacy instruction at their instructional level. Groups are fluid and flexible as the instructional needs of children change.
The Gilman Reading Improvement Model was developed by the teaching staff and is implemented school-wide. The Model teaches every child at his/her instructional level and instructional rate.
BUILD COMMUNITY & SUPPORT LEARNING:
Community members, high school students, and specialists all work with classroom teachers and students to support learning.
Commitment to lower class sizes supports all learners
Special education staff work with all students, not just students with disabilities.
The school provides a very comprehensive community education program in the evenings.
A parent coordinator is employed through the school.
A Parent Resource Center has been developed and is used by parents in the community.