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Fact Sheet​ - Cale Elementary School

Home of the Colts

Once a Colt, Always a Colt

At Cale Elementary School, we aim for all students to communicate, collaborate, create, and think critically on a level necessary to be empowered to become independent, lifelong learners. Our staff and students work to create and maintain a positive and safe school that applies the skills of a culturally responsive climate, values the individual, and builds healthy social skills.

School Highlights

Cale Elementary School is a place that prides itself on turning every challenge into an opportunity. The school has a strong focus on community building and channels most of these efforts through its Responsive Classroom program. Students learn the program’s seven principles every day through their morning meeting activities and their interaction with their teachers. Everyone in the school knows that understanding the developmental needs of students and developing relationships with students is just as important as the academic curriculum. Learning the culture of the surrounding communities is a key to the school’s success.

All Cale students in grades K-5 participate in a unique world language curriculum that began several years ago. This is delivered through either an immersion model, in which students are taught in Spanish for 50 percent of the school day, or through a Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) model, in which students receive 120 minutes of instruction in Spanish each week.

The school is dedicated to highly engaging instruction at all levels. Students regularly are involved in interdisciplinary, project-based learning activities. Technology is integrated into all classes, affording students experiences in such things as coding and 3D design and printing.

Building community also is a key to the success of Cale students. In addition to well-attended monthly community events at the school, such as Hispanic Heritage Night, the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Fair, and Young Authors Night, teachers regularly go into the Cale community in the evenings to offer programs to parents and students to further strengthen the relationships they are developing in their classrooms.

With the support of SEAD Team staff, Cale will use evidence-based approaches to address the social, emotional and academic development (SEAD) of students that will, over time, improve their access to opportunities and success. In 2017-18, developing culturally responsive instructional strategies and building partnerships with parents will be our starting point.

Assessment Data

Aggregate SOL Pass Rates (Percent)


Facility Information

Built in 1990

92,307 square feet

16.1 acre site

Additions in 1997 and 2008 

2013: Roof replacement (Phase I)

2014: Roof replacement (Phase II); parking lot expansion; HVAC boiler replacement; flooring replacement; replaced swings on playground

2015: New security vestibule, administrative area, and nurse’s station

2016: Security improvements with interior renovations; replace clock systems

Cale Elementary School is part of the Southern Feeder Pattern. Students continue to Burley or Walton Middle School and will graduate from Monticello High School.​​


Lisa D. Jones Lisa D. Jones, Principal
Ben Allen Ben Allen,
Assistant Principal

Principal History

Lisa D. Jones

Matthew Landahl

Gerald Terrell 

Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2017)

Total Enrollment: 662

Male: 50.5%

Female: 49.5%

Black: 6.5%

Hispanic: 35.3%

White: 48.2%

English Learners: 26.9%

Disadvantaged: 46.2%

Students with Disabilities: 13.3%

Gifted: 3.3%

"Disadvantaged" students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program. "Students with Disabilities" are those identified for special education services, from speech pathology and learning disabilities to severe and profound disabilities.​​​​

Grade-Level Changes

​1998: Cale began the Bright Stars preschool program with one class.

2007: A second Bright Stars class was added.

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