Fact Sheet - Stone-Robinson Elementary School
Home of the Eagles
Creating an Engaging and Enriching Community
Stone-Robinson Elementary School is committed to providing students with rich learning opportunities that will prepare them to be lifelong learners. The 98-member staff is committed to focusing on the whole child—nurturing both social and academic development.
Stone-Robinson prides itself on creating a positive, engaging and enriching community, both within the school itself and with its many stakeholders. Community building is a cornerstone of everything that happens within the school. All staff members are trained in Responsive Classroom, and all students participate in daily morning meetings designed to build a strong community of learners. In addition, the school adopted CARES (Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self Control) as their character education initiative.
The school serves as a hub for the local community. Each year, there are multiple events for which the school opens its doors to parents and community members. A highlight of these events is the Design Challenge night in the spring. Parents and their children come to school that evening to get a hands-on look at the design and problem-solving work that students experience by participating in such challenges as creating tin foil boats that can float with the largest number of pennies and using software to design objects to be created using the school’s 3D printer. Additionally, the school supports parent and community participation through such events as outdoor movie nights, school beautification projects, and a fall festival.
A hallmark of the student experience at Stone-Robinson is a focus on “p-based” learning that incorporates authentic problem solving and allows students to pursue their personal passions. This is exemplified in the 2017-2018 school year by a year-long problem-solving activity developed by fifth graders at the school. Students wanted to find a way to make the transition between class periods easier and to utilize the hallway space as a non-traditional, collaborative learning space. Students currently are pitching improvement ideas to their teachers and their peers, in hopes that their design will ultimately be selected for development and will serve the school for generations to come. Once selected, students will see the project through from start to finish, while integrating standards across the fifth-grade curriculum.
Another academic focus of the school is its literacy program built around the tenets of the Daily Five, an instructional methodology that focuses on building literacy skills while simultaneously building students’ independence, allowing them to be assertive about their learning and providing them with choice in their work. There also is a strong focus on metacognition and comprehension strategy instruction.
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Built in 1961
71,100 square feet
11.3 acre site
1971: Addition to the back of the school completed
1988: Renovations were made with a gymnasium and classroom addition
1999: Kindergarten and first grade classroom wing added
2013: HVAC replacement (Phase I)
2014: Roof replacement (partial); HVAC upgrade; front entrance upgrade
2015: Kitchen AC replacement and new walk-in freezer and cooler; gym floor replacement
2016: Front office modernization; Media Center learning space modernization
1961: The school began with less than 200 students from grades 1-7
1971: Grade 7 moved to Jouett Middle School
1972: Configuration changed to primary, middle, intermediate, and upper grade level system
1973: Kindergarten class added
1974: Part of grade 6 moved to Walton Middle School
1978: Configuration changed to C, O and X communal experiment
1980: Officially became a K-5 grade school
1985: Bright Stars preschool program added
Stone-Robinson Elementary School is part of the Southern Feeder Pattern. Students continue to Burley or Walton Middle School and will graduate from Monticello High School.