About Jordan Elementary School

  • At Jordan Elementary School we value standards-based instruction, where time and resources are dedicated to improving student achievement, and relationships are nurtured to create a safe and fun learning and working environment. JES focuses on the academic and social-emotional development of students by incorporating a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) model where safety, respect and responsibility are integrated into all areas of the school. We celebrate and acknowledge students demonstrating positive behavior and continuously look for ways to support students when challenges arise. We also recognize the importance of teaching social-emotional skills and strategies to students as they learn how to manage their emotions and relate to a diverse population of people and various situations in and outside of school. Culturally Responsive Teaching is a researched-based instructional practice we use throughout our school and district. The foundation of Culturally Responsive Teaching is creating equitable classrooms. Being aware of diversity [culture, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, socio-economic status] in a classroom creates a learning environment that promotes success for all students by recognizing individual strengths, acknowledging successful and harmful behaviors, and connecting students and staff to a positive school culture. Mindfulness is practiced in each classroom in order to support everyone in the school community in addressing challenging or unexpected events in our lives.  We value building relationships with students and believe when students feel cared for and nurtured, high levels of learning occur. 

    Our highly qualified staff ensures the overall well being of your child and will create an environment conducive to all learning styles and abilities. We incorporate a rigorous curriculum aligned with Minnesota state standards to meet individual needs. Academic programming consists of our MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) Reading and Math, MN Reading Corps, and after school programs targeting students needing additional math and reading support. Staff members collaborate in professional learning communities to analyze student data on a regular basis and share best practices to guide instruction. Technology is integrated daily into the curriculum, where Smart Boards, iPads, Chromebooks, and the Internet are used to engage students and provide them with a 21st Century learning experience.



Contact Us

  • Main Phone:  952-492-2336
    Fax:  952-492-4446
    Attendance:  952-492-4444

    JES Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    7:00am - 4:00pm

    JES Students Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8:15am to 2:25-2:45pm (with some bus students being dismissed earlier due to bussing capacity)

    • Doors open at 7:45am for students (will be supervised)
    • Breakfast is served 7:45am - 8:10am (Kindergarteners eat for free)

    Melissa Barnett
    Melissa Barnett
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