Blue Ribbon School
Caledonia Elementary School was recognized as an outstanding school and bestowed the 2014 National Blue Ribbon award.
Military Star School
Caledonia Elementary School has received the Military Star School Award. The Military Star School program is designed to help schools respond to the educational and social-emotional challenges military-connected children face during their transition to a new school and keep them on track to be college, workforce, and life-ready. The program awards public schools a Military Star designation if they have certain resources in place to accommodate children of a current or former member of the military.
First Model Reading Renaissance School in Mississippi
Caledonia Elementary School became the first Reading Renaissance Model School in Mississippi during the 1997-1998 school year. Caledonia Elementary School was the first school in Mississippi to successfully use the principles of the Reading Renaissance to teach reading to our students.
First Master Certified Reading Renaissance School in the United States
Caledonia Elementary School became the first Master Certified Reading Renaissance School in the United States during the 2000-2001 school year. Caledonia Elementary School was the first school in the United States to successfully use the principles of the Reading Renaissance program to become Master School Certified by the Institute for Academic Excellence.
Renaissance School of Excellence Award
Caledonia Elementary School was recognized as an outstanding school and bestowed the Renaissance School of Excellence award.
Caledonia Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 1,154 students. Caledonia serves Pre-K through fifth grade.
- The library is under the direction of our media specialist, Elizabeth Laster. Caledonia Elementary School Library serves approximately 1,154 students and a staff of 150. The book circulation has increased to an average of 8,000 Accelerated Reading titles per month. The library has a collection of 14,509 copies and 95% are Accelerated Reading titles.
- The library is the hub of our school. The goal of the library is to provide the students with a library collection that will facilitate their love for reading and help them improve their reading ability.
Much emphasis has been placed on reading as a core learning skill. The best way to improve any skill is to practice, and the Reading Renaissance program encourages, monitors and evaluates reading practice. The literature-based program uses Accelerated Reader software to assess student comprehension. Students are allowed to progress at their own rate.
Computer Based Tools
- STAR Math & Reading assessments
- STAR Early Literacy Skills assessment
- Accelerated Reader Voice Quizzes for Emergent Readers
- USA Test Prep
- Epic Books
The MS Department of Education has assigned Caledonia Elementary School’s accreditation level as Level A. Accreditation levels are assigned to a school based on the performance of the school. Level A is the highest achievable level.
Caledonia Elementary is encouraged by the district administration and Board of Education through continued resources for staff development, technology, and annual improvement projects including a recent provision of additional science equipment. Faculty members have responded by obtaining advanced degrees, achieving National Board Certification, accepting advisory positions with prestigious national organizations and receiving national recognition as outstanding educators.