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The Principal's Corner

Dear James Avant Elementary School Community,

I am delighted to share with you our school's mission, vision, and core values that guide our commitment to providing an exceptional education for all students.

Mission Statement:

At James Avant Elementary School, our mission is to cultivate a secure and nurturing learning atmosphere for every student. We are dedicated to delivering a challenging and diverse core curriculum in each classroom, ensuring a foundation for academic success.

Vision Statement:

Our vision at James Avant Elementary School is to establish a learning environment that sets high expectations for achievement, college and career readiness, and the development of responsible citizens.

Core Values:

  1. Differentiated Instruction: We firmly believe in the power of differentiated instruction to facilitate learning for every child.

  2. Valuing Every Student: Each student at James Avant Elementary School is cherished, and we strive to recognize and support their individual strengths and needs.

  3. Safe and Supportive Environment: We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, stimulating, and caring environment that encourages optimal learning experiences.

  4. Pursuit of Excellence and Greatness: We believe in the potential of every student to achieve excellence and greatness in their academic and personal endeavors.

  5. Partnerships: We highly value the partnerships we have with parents, the community, teachers, and the entire James Avant Elementary Family. Together, we form a collaborative community dedicated to the success of our students.

As the proud principal of James Avant Elementary School, I am excited about the journey ahead and the positive impact we can make on the lives of our students. Let us continue to work together to inspire and empower our young learners.


Quanshanda Nicholson, Principal 

Dear James Avant Elementary School Community,

I am pleased to outline our school-wide goals, reflecting our collective commitment to academic achievement, attendance, and the overall well-being of our students and staff.

Academic Goals:

NWEA Math and ELA Goals:

  • Math Winter Goal: Achieve a proficiency rate of 60%.
  • ELA Winter Goal: Attain a proficiency rate of 55%.
  • Spring Target: Reach an impressive proficiency rate of 80%.

IAR Goals:

  • Math: Aim for a proficiency rate of 36%.
  • ELA: Strive for a proficiency rate of 38%.

Attendance Goals:

We understand the critical role attendance plays in student success, and our goal is to ensure a conducive learning environment for all:

  • Overall Attendance Goal: Maintain a minimum attendance rate of 95% for both students and staff.
  • Absentee Rate: Keep the absentee rate below 30%.

Health and Safety Goals:

The well-being of our school community is of utmost importance, and we are dedicated to maintaining a healthy and safe environment:

  • Health Compliance: Achieve and sustain 100% compliance with health guidelines and protocols.
  • Suspension Rate: Aim for a suspension rate of 1% or less, promoting a positive and supportive school culture.

As we embark on this academic year, let us work together to support one another in reaching these goals. With our collective efforts, we can create a thriving and successful learning community at James Avant Elementary School.

Thank you for your continued partnership and commitment to the success of our students.

Warm regards,

Audrey Jackson-Luster, Assistant Principal