Bushkill Elementary School is located on the East Stroudsburg North Campus in Lehman Township, Pike County of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The school was built in 1998 and houses nearly 700 students. Although it is located in an area that is considered rural, the school has many characteristics of a suburban school and much of its population has an urban flavor. Our school mission statement indicates, "Bushkill Elementary School, a culturally diverse, rapidly growing, united community." and reflects the diversity of our school community. Students come from various ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic groups.
Bushkill Elementary School embraces a standards-based approach to learning, providing clear expectations and benchmarks for achievement in the core curricular areas. There is a strong emphasis in writing-across-the-curriculum to engage all students in the learning process. Standards are posted in every classroom, along with examples of student work that meet those standards. The students display a sincere respect for one another, as well as for their teachers.
The school recently completed the Accreditation For Growth protocol and was awarded through the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools school-wide accreditation until December of 2007. This process has allowed the school to focus on school-wide improvement in the areas of increased student achievement and establishing caring, contributing citizens in the school community.
We are a school with a strong culture for learning and are dedicated to providing multiple opportunities for our students and school community to become successful learners in and out of the classroom. Bushkill Elementary School mutually benefits with partnerships with home and other members of the community to provide resources, experiences, and interactions for students and staff. We are truly a "Community School."