Our on-site elementary school, Birnham Woods Elementary is located just south of the Lake Club, and teaches grade levels Pre K – 4.
“At Birnham Woods, there is no ‘your student’ and ‘my student’— we take ownership of the success of each and every student who walks through our doors.”
Falls at Imperial Oaks is celebrating with families, students, and staff over the academic success of Birnham Woods Elementary for their recent achievements on the 2015 State Accountability Ratings.
The school met standards in all designated areas: student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. A special distinction was earned in the area of closing performance gaps for meeting the needs of identified lower performing student groups based on last year’s testing results.
Birnham Woods was in the top 25 percent of their comparison group of schools for this honor. Success was attributed to a focus on collaboration between teachers using a process called Professional Learning Communities.
“It’s almost impossible to find the words to express how proud I am of our school’s teachers, staff, students and families,” said Birnham Woods Principal Dr. Christine Butler, who has been with the school since it opened. “At Birnham Woods, there is no ‘your student’ and ‘my student’— we take ownership of the success of each and every student who walks through our doors.”
Birhnam Woods continues to look ahead to how they can raise the bar for the next year and surpass expectations. In the time between this year and last, the state set a target score of 60 and Birnham Woods hit a score of 90.