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Shuford Elementary is a National Title I Distinguished School serving approximately 415 students in Kindergarten-5th Grade. Our school community is committed to excellence and the continuous improvement of our school.  Our school utilizes a blended learning model to create a personalized learning experience for every student, every day.

Vision & Mission


Love, Connect, and Inspire Our Students!


Our mission is to create a learning community that sets increasingly high expectations for students, utilizes best classroom and instructional practices. We design personalized learning opportunities that equitably support the whole child to meet the needs of All students to ensure everyone reaches their fullest potential.


Core Values

  • We will build positive, meaningful relationships with parents, students, and the community.

  • We will Foster a school environment that is safe, equitable, inclusive of our students, families, and community

  • We will work together as a collective team for the success of our students.

  • We will strengthen our community through strong school and family partnerships.

  • We will cultivate a personalized educational experience so that students can achieve academic and personal success

Owl Mantra

We are Shuford Owls,

Why fit in when we were born to stand out,

Greatness exists in all of us,

Today I will find my greatness and inspire others to do the same

Instructional Program

Our school developed our personalized learning (PL) framework based on competency-based progressions where students take pre-and post-assessments aligned with standards to identify what they know and are able to do. Teachers create individual learning paths aligned with standards and a student’s learner profile. This profile assists teachers in designing specific tasks that address a student’s interests, learning style, academic performance, etc. Students learn in both face-to-face and digital learning environments. The learning paths provide opportunities for students to work independently, in small groups or 1:1 with the teacher. Teachers provide differentiated tasks which include digital content tools, flipped instruction, and independent practice. Learning paths allow students to engage in collaborative and hands-on activities with peers. Students have some control over time, place, path, and pace of learning and have choice and voice over where, when, and how they work. Within learning paths, students are provided enrichment and/or remediation activities to maximize learning. They have multiple opportunities to work toward mastery. Formative assessments allow the teacher to diagnose students’ needs in real-time and continuously modify instruction. Students set individual goals and monitor growth toward those goals by tracking progress in their data notebooks. Students are engaged and empowered to take ownership of their learning.

Our staff and community value the whole child approach through our robust PBIS initiative and our Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH), a program that focuses on physical activity and ensuring students have a deep understanding of overall nutrition and wellness.  We have also implemented Sanford Harmony, a research-based program endorsed by CASEL that is dedicated to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Students engage in lessons designed to build positive relationships with their teachers and peers, learn how to contribute to a positive, safe learning environment, and strengthen their communication and collaboration skills.