School Description and Mission Statement
Welcome to Doris Miller Elementary School! We are proud to serve students coming from military housing as well as other areas in the Tierrasanta/Murphy Canyon community. Most of our students reside within our boundary area, however there are a few nonresident students attending through our district’s Open Enrollment or Special education programs. The dedicated teachers and support staff in the Miller Elementary learning community are committed to improving instruction and learning for all students. We place great emphasis on ensuring all students will leave Miller with the skills, motivation, curiosity, and resilience to succeed in middle and high school as well as their college and career choices. The Miller Way: Respectful, Responsible, and Caring is modeled, taught and practiced by our students. We implement a school-wide System of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to foster character and life skills. In addition, our upper-grade students participate in Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) elementary program in order to practice study skills that will support life-long learning and success.
Our challenge continues to be the high mobility of our students. Thus, our goal is to assure that students who are new to the school quickly acquire necessary literacy and math skills to achieve grade level standards. In 2010, the majority of our students scored proficient or advanced in literacy and math on the California Standards Test (CST). All our teachers continue to participate in monthly professional development and engage in regular collaborative planning that focuses on improving student performance.
Highlights of this year include the continuation of the Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE) and a Comprehensive Special Education Program, literacy and math intervention supports (Response to Intervention), Math 24 enrichment program, instrumental music, Miller Parent Center, Prime Time Extended Day Program, the Miller School Safety Patrol, the ASPIRE grant, and receiving the generous Target and Heart of America library makeover grant.
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