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Welcome to Northeastern Elementary

  • Northeastern Elementary School is located in the northeast sector of Wayne County in Indiana, five miles north of Richmond. It is an agricultural area comprised of five small communities--Fountain City, Williamsburg,  Whitewater, Bethel, and Webster--with approximately 5,800 total residents. The school enrolls 600 students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5. Average class size at Northeastern Elementary is 23 students per classroom teacher. 

    School achievement is supported by the following certified staff: 2 administrators, 24 general education teachers, 5 special area teachers, 4 special needs teachers, and 2 Reading Recovery teachers. The support staff includes 14 teaching assistants (3 designated as special education aids), 2 remediation aids, 1 secretary, 1 treasurer, 1 social worker, 1 nurse, 3 custodians, 9 cafeteria workers, and 20 bus drivers. 

    Northeastern Elementary provides Music, Art, Computer, Physical Education, and Media to students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Band is provided for interested fifth grade students. Northeastern Elementary also provides a gifted/talented program for qualified students. Enrichment activities are coordinated with the classroom teacher through the clustering of our high ability students.

    Provisions are made for students who experience difficulty in reading through participation in the Title 1 program and Response to Intervention. Two Reading Recovery teachers address the needs of the lowest achieving first graders. All first grade students receive listening skills instruction formatted around reading and math concepts.

    Student growth is formally reported to parents each nine weeks. Progress reports are sent at the mid-point of each grading period. Parent/teacher conferences may be scheduled upon request by either parents or teachers at any time.
  • It is with a great sense of enthusiasm that the faculty, staff, and administration welcome you and your child to a new school year at Northeastern Elementary!  We believe that our students are in store for a wonderful year of excitement, opportunities, and growth.  We are thrilled to have each one of you as a part of our NES family.

    Academic achievement by all of our students is our number one priority.  We have made several significant changes in our approach to delivering instruction and how to prepare for instruction on a routine basis.  Everyone at Northeastern Elementary believes that all students can achieve.  We are committed to the ideal that all members of our school community learn and grow every day. . . that we are never finished learning!

    We need your help!  You, as the parent, play a pivotal role in our partnership to educate your child.  We need you to insist that your child attend school every day, that they do their homework and study, and that they give their absolute best effort every day.  We need for you to ask us quesitons and to be involved in our school.  You and your child are on the same educational journey.  Be an active participant along the ride so that the journey is as wonderful as we all hope it will be for your child.

    Have a wonderful year at Northeastern Elementary!

    Mattew Truesdell

  • more than wordsMore Than Words seeks to align all of Wayne County to communicate with the same end in mind: strong community and responsible kids. Based on a common language for all, More Than Words combines the forces of a monthly value and it's definition to transform inward attitudes and outward behaviors. Northeastern Elementary School has partnered with the United Way to bring More Than Words to our school during the 2013-2014 school year.

    Welcome back to school! We are starting the school year off by cultivating "The BIG Three." Cultivating means to “encourage the growth of” and isn’t that just what we teachers and parents are in the business of? As we encourage your child in their growth, we will be utilizing the foundational expectations of "The BIG Three." We encourage you to join us in learning the NES Motto, which incorporates the BIG 3 concepts in your home.

    Learn About the Big 3 Concepts ...

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