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Edgelea's Mission

Edgelea provides a structured, safe and consistent environment to maximize individual potential.

Edgelea Elementary School is one of the largest elementary schools in the Lafayette School Corporation and is located at South 18th Street and Beck Lane. Edgelea serves approximately 500 students in Kindergarten through fourth grade. The school houses several special programs. Elementary students identified as high ability for the entire Lafayette School Corporation are bused to Edgelea to participate in self-contained classrooms with G/T licensed and/or trained teachers in grades K through four. These students participate in the Confucius Classroom, learning the Mandarin language and culture. The school also serves those students with special learning needs, including a program for students who are hearing impaired. Edgelea is a schoolwide Title I School with an emphasis on assisting students with reading and math difficulties. Edgelea is truly a child-centered school.

The award-winning Edgelea staff includes teachers nominated for, who have been finalists, and who have won the Golden Apple Award for teaching excellence. All Edgelea teachers work diligently to meet the needs of all students by providing flexible, differentiated grouping and instruction focused on mastery of the current Indiana State standards. Because of the efforts of teachers and students, Edgelea has earned a letter grade of A the last five years and a Four Star status in 2013 and 2015.

Edgelea parents are welcomed to be active partners in the educational process. Parents volunteer, host programs and ensure that many resources and learning opportunities are available. The Edgelea TPA (Teacher Parent Association) meets monthly to discuss school issues and concerns and provides methods the school uses to better involve students, teachers and parents in the learning process. This group annually sponsors a Family Science Night, a Family Reading Night and a Fine Arts Night and many other events.

The Edgelea curriculum promotes problem solving, basic and higher level thinking skills and the Indiana Standards. The school provides many activities and learning opportunities such as:

  • Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math
  • Part-time counselor/social worker
  • Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CRPBIS)
  • Student Council for grades three and four
  • Robotics Club
  • EL Social Club
  • Fourth Grade Ambassadors