Welcome to Perry!

 Welcome to Perry  Elementary School!

Our school's accomplishments are due to the hard work of a school community who cares deeply about meeting the needs of our diverse student population and providing them with rigorous academic instruction, and a comprehensive educational program. Our community of learners is made up of outstanding students, an expert and dedicated staff of caring professionals, active and involved parents, and a supportive community. We are committed to working together toward the success of all of the children at Perry Elementary.

We are proud to be a part of San Diego Unified School District. The district's mission of providing a quality school in every neighborhood is exemplified through our school. All of our instruction is designed to meet or exceed the new Common Core State Standards in literacy and mathematics, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Our curriculum is designed to help students develop critical thinking skills in all subject areas. We work to provide exemplary instruction in the classroom.

Our efforts in literacy instruction are focused on helping students to understand and think critically about the text they read and to communicate their ideas well both orally and in writing. To that end, we have worked to develop their conversational skills so that they are able to build on and respectfully challenge each other's ideas in order to deepen their understanding of the text. We work with a variety of rich text in both narrative (fiction) and expository (nonfiction) genres. We strive to have our children become proficient and enthusiastic readers and writers, as well as lifelong, engaged learners. An important component of our work is the assessment of literacy skills and using this data to guide instruction as well as to keep parents informed of the progress of their children.

Our focus in mathematics is on developing mathematical reasoning skills through the exploration of essential concepts. We utilize a Common Core Standards-based curriculum and additional problem solving resources to design an exemplary mathematics program. We provide ST (Spatial Temporal) Math software to supplement our classroom instruction and to help our students visualize mathematical concepts.

Our approach to teaching science is one of inquiry. We utilize print and media resources and active experimentation using "Foss kits" to explore phenomena in science and problems in engineering that are outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards. Each grade level is engaged in units of study in earth science, physical science, and life science. We have added an additional unit in engineering/robotics at all grade levels.

Our social studies curriculum is composed of rich, comprehensive units. Teachers provide projects and simulations to make the curriculum come alive for our students. Field trips are generally planned to compliment both the science and social studies curriculum.

All of our classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards, a sound system, and a document camera; and all have wireless internet access. Students at all grade levels have a one-to-one ratio of laptops to students. All students receive computer instruction through our Technology Director; and technology is integrated daily into our instruction at all grade levels.

Perry Elementary School parents contribute to our school community in so many ways. They volunteer in classrooms, work behind the scenes to support teachers, and help us to provide fun and enriching activities for our students. They also work with teachers to support the education of their children at home!

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