Talala Elementary has a long and proud history of providing a nurturing academic environment that has allowed students to be successful in virtually any endeavor they undertake. In all things, the school instills the motivation to meet and exceed any expectation that is placed before students. The comprehensive curriculum celebrates the diversity of the school and allows students to be who they are, while exploring all that they can become in the future. Through the school’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports system, students learn productive and acceptable ways in which to conduct themselves and interact with others in a variety of settings.
The school’s academic program encompasses all of the major disciplines and includes reading, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, mathematics, science, social studies, character education, technology education, and a whole host of other integrated topics. The staff operates with the understanding that each and every child should make a minimum of one year’s academic growth each year. Staff members regularly assess the progress of students so that the school can best meet their needs. Regardless of where a child’s grade level function, the school pledges to do all it can to ensure that every child grows academically. This often means tailoring instruction to small groups and individual students. The students at Talala Elementary School are expected to work hard and be fully engaged in the learning process. In return, Talala Elementary School promises to make learning relevant by helping students draw connections between their own lives and what is being learned.