Welcome to Corl Street Elementary School!
We are a neighborhood school located at 235 South Corl St. in the borough of State College. We are less than five minutes from the main campus of The Pennsylvania State University and downtown State College. We have approximately 270 students in kindergarten through 5th grade.
Many of our students and their families walk, or ride bikes, scooter, or skate to school. Parents/Guardians often volunteer in classrooms and participate in PTO sponsored activities. Consequently, we are a close knit school community with parents/guardians actively involved in their child's education.
Students experience a balanced mix of academic rigor and fun. Teachers actively engage students in activities that emphasize thinking and problem-solving; our students do well on standardized assessments. Instruction within the classroom is differentiated to meet the needs of individual learners. For students needing enrichment and/or supplemental instruction, we provide Learning Enrichment, Title I, Instructional Support, and Response to Intervention and Instruction. Students participate in Music, Art, PE, and Library once a week. We also have 4th/5th grade band and chorus.
For fun, students have recess every day except the day they have PE. We do monthly whole school assemblies with a different theme every month. The PTO sponsors the lce Cream Social the week before school begins to bring everyone together and kick off the new school year. They also sponsor the Cougar Cat Run, Scholastic Book Fair, Fall Festival, EXPO, the Dodgeball Tournament, Visiting Author, field trips, classroom parties, and assemblies. You can find a complete list of our PTO's Activities/Events on their web page including job descriptions for volunteers. Intramural activities are available for students in 4th and 5th grades. Students from various grade levels participate in the Chess Club. The district's Community Education department offers classes for students and adults beyond the school day. As a school, we do service learning projects to foster social learning and the value of service to others. Thanks, in part, to the efforts of our 5th grade students developing and implementing a process for recycling serving trays in the Cafeteria, we received a "Waste Watchers" Award from the Professional Recyclers of PA (PROP) for our recycling efforts during the 2011-12 school year. We frequently have guest speakers from the university and our community. Our students and teachers collaborate on projects with students from the university and State High School.
For all of these reasons, children love coming to Corl St. and their families enjoy sending their children here and being part of the school community.
Last Modified on July 5, 2012