Caledonia Elementary School became the first Reading Renaissance Model School in Mississippi during the 1997-1998 school year. Caledonia Elementary School was the first school in Mississippi to successfully use the principles of the Reading Renaissance to teach reading to our students.
Caledonia Elementary School became the first Master Certified Reading Renaissance School in the United States during the 2000-2001 school year. Caledonia Elementary School was the first school in the United States to successfully use the principles of the Reading Renaissance program to become Master School Certified by the Institute for Academic Excellence.
Caledonia Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 1,108 students. Caledonia serves Pre-K through fifth grade.
Much emphasis has been placed on reading as a core learning skill. The best way to improve any skill is to practice, and the Reading Renaissance program encourages, monitors and evaluates reading practice. The literature-based program uses Accelerated Reader software to assess student comprehension. Students are allowed to progress at their own rate.
The MS Department of Education has assigned Caledonia Elementary School’s accreditation level as Level A. Accreditation levels are assigned to a school based on the performance of the school. Level A is the highest achievable level.
Caledonia Elementary is encouraged by the district administration and Board of Education through continued resources for staff development, technology, and annual improvement projects including a recent provision of additional science equipment. Faculty members have responded by obtaining advanced degrees, achieving National Board Certification, accepting advisory positions with prestigious national organizations and receiving national recognition as outstanding educators.