Chávez Elementary School
3502 Maple Grove Road
Madison, WI 53719
Phone: (608) 442-2000
Fax: (608) 442-2100
Chávez Elementary School is an academic institution dedicated to developing the intellectual and creative abilities of our students. Ours is a collaborative effort among staff, students, families and our community to guide students to become knowledgeable and contributing citizens, able to make their way in this global society. Together with kindness, gentle good humor and respect for each other, we will foster a safe learning environment of joy and acceptance.
There are twenty-nine classrooms. The class size for Kindergarten and first grade are 17 – 18 students; Second and third grade averages 23-24 students; and 4/5 multi-age grades average 25 – 26 students.
Chávez students participate in many forms of assessment during their elementary career. Testing occurs in the areas of reading, writing and math and the results are used by the teachers to guide their daily instruction. Test results also assist us in setting school improvement goals which are designed to increase student success in the areas of learning, engagement and relationships.
Areas of Interest
Technology: The integration of technology into the curriculum is an important part of the Chávez learning experience. Each classroom has five computers, one for the teacher and the others for students. In addition there is a printer in each class. All classes are hooked up to the Internet and it can be viewed over a TV that is provided for each class.
REACH: Technology/Computers is our REACH (Reinforcing and Enriching Achievement for all Children) program and on each week out students in 2nd-5th grades work in the computer lab on a variety of computer-related skills. Students in Kindergarten and 1st grade split their hour of REACH, with a 1/2 hour in the computer lab and the other 1/2 hour in the library discovering the joys of literacy and books. Literacy in all disciplines is a priority for our school.
Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program: The goal of Talented and Gifted (TAG) programming is to make certain K-12 students consistently have learning opportunities that are challenging, systematic and continuous based on learning profile, readiness and student interest.