The school located near the Navy base is named after the town of Indian Head. Indian Head was once home to the Algonquin Indians. Legend says the town is named after a young Indian from a foreign tribe who was in love with an Algonquin princess. When his love for her was discovered, he was killed and the town was literally named after his head.
In 1890, residents of Indian Head worked at the Naval Proving Ground, which was later renamed the Naval Powder Factory as the United States Navy moved away from international affairs, focusing instead on global expansion and foreign policy. Today, Indian Head is home to the Naval Surface Warfare Center for Energetics.
At Indian Head Elementary School, we strive to build positive relationships within the school and community while exceeding state-mandated assessment measures. The staff uses technologically embedded instruction to eliminate achievement gaps while supporting students. The vision is achieved through parental support and dedication of the staff.
- Children come first.
- Children are our link to the future; therefore, they are the mutual responsibility of the parents, school, and the community.
- Staff and students have a right to a safe and secure learning environment.
- Students recognize the intrinsic value of being a positive contributor to school and community.
- Closing the achievement gap guarantees that students leaving our school will read, write, compute, and speak to the best of their abilities.
- Staff must be knowledgeable of the County and State Educational requirements (Common Core Curriculum) in order to provide quality education and ensure students’ academic success.
- Technology is an important educational enhancement and necessary for our students’ preparation for the future.
- Providing parents and families with knowledge and support positively affects the students.
Our mission at Indian Head Elementary School is to provide an academically challenging, quality education. We will use technologically embedded instruction to close the achievement gap and exceed state standards. As a school, we will provide a safe environment that promotes mutual respect and responsibility between home and school.
What is Title I?
Title I is the largest federal education grant and provides financial assistance and resources to state and local education agencies. It is designed to help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. The purpose of Title I is to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. The program provides each school with educational support beyond the regular classroom.