Richland–Bean Blossom Community School Corporation serves students in the towns of Ellettsville and Stinesville, both located in northwestern Monroe County. The corporation serves Grades K–12. Its motto is “Living, learning, and leading together to achieve ‘90, 90, 90’ (the percentage of students who graduate, read at or above grade level, and pass state tests).”
Each school’s curriculum encourages problem solving and creativity and strives to reach two main goals: all students will achieve growth in literacy and in mathematical skills. The schools have common units of study in place for each of the core content areas and related arts courses.
Edgewood Primary School educates students in Grades K–2. The curriculum follows the Indiana Department of Education standards emphasizing the core subjects of English, reading, math, science, and social studies. Technological devices are used to enhance instruction by utilizing Smart Boards in their classrooms and working together with students to practice skills in the core subjects. The school also has a convenient before-and-after school care program called Latch Key.
Edgewood Intermediate School, located in Bloomington, educates students in Grades 3–5. The school is dedicated to the pursuit of lifelong learning. It follows best-practice strategies to help students achieve the maximum positive learning environment that can be created. To accomplish this objective, classes are balanced as closely as possible with gender and academic levels. In addition to academic skills, teachers help students learn to have compassion and understanding for those around them. The school also utilizes the Latch Key program for before and after school care.
Stinesville Elementary School serves students in Grades K–5. The school follows curriculum guidelines set by the Indiana Department of Education. An accelerated Reader Program is offered to students in Grades 1–5. The program is designed to significantly improve student reading achievement, particularly in reading comprehension. High-achieving students have a specific curriculum tailored to their needs. The school also maintains a citizenship program that introduces a good citizenship topic each week. Like the other elementary schools, Stinesville Elementary School also has a before-and-after school care Latch Key program.
Edgewood Junior High School educates students in Grades 6–8. The school focuses on academic rigor and responsibility and strives to create a passion for learning. The curriculum includes core subjects, physical education, and fine arts programs. High-ability courses are available for students who qualify. In addition to academics, students can join sports teams such as football, basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling, volleyball, track and field, cheerleading, and cross country. Some of the clubs that are offered include band, choir, student council, yearbook, and newspaper.
Edgewood Senior High School educates students in Grades 9–12. The goal here is for each student to attain his or her greatest potential. The curriculum includes general courses, honors courses, Advanced Placement courses, and vocational courses. Edgewood Senior High School is a Google Apps for Education school, and all students have Google accounts. Students are encouraged to join one of the many sports teams or clubs offered here. The school sports include dozens of options such as football, basketball, cheerleading, baseball, swimming and diving, track and field, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, volleyball, dance, and wrestling. The school also offers plenty of clubs and co-curricular groups including band, choir, drama club, Spanish Club, German Club, French Club, Leadership Academy, National Honor Society, student council, and others.
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