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Rainbow Elementary School
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<center>Rainbow Elementary School
Nestled in a secure, quiet neighborhood in Southeast DeKalb County, next door to Southwest DeKalb High School and near the Wesley Chapel Public Library, Rainbow Elementary School exemplifies the concept of Community School. Rainbow is known as a Community School with an Open Door Policy.

School Goals
Rainbow Elementary School students have increased in academic achievement. However, even our status as 1996 Georgia School of Excellence does not prevent us from trying to reach higher.

The Guiding Principles for Rainbow Elementary School are to improve the quality of instruction and to increase student achievement in reading and math. More specifically, our school improvement plan includes increasing the number of students who score at or above grade level on the ITBS in the areas of reading and math.

Our Rainbow Community believes that...
  1. every student can experience success when provided with a secure and nurturing environment where high academic standards and exemplary achievement is expected.

  2. we will guide students in becoming responsible decision-makers and contributing members of a multicultural society.

  3. with effective leadership, guidance, supervision, and instructional support, students will be provided with the foundation of becoming knowledgeable, reflective, and enthusiastic learners.

  4. in order to support the school community and ensure that “No child is left behind”, we will implement research-based curricula, which is essential to the continuous process of school improvement.

  5. learning is a life-long commitment which encompasses optimal achievement with every aspect of personal growth.

Some of the techniques we are utilizing in order to accomplish our goals include maximizing time on task; using small group, individualized, and cooperative group instruction; using the new Language Arts programs; emphasizing vocabulary development; increasing student motivation to read; utilizing peer teaching; and teaching test-taking strategies.
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