At Western, we C.A.R.E.
At Western, we experience Citizenship, Achievement, Respect and Engagement.
We believe citizenship can be enhanced by effective communication and will improve our community, faculty, and student satisfaction.
We demonstrate citizenship and provide effective communication by modeling productive and supportive behaviors for our students, families, and communities in a positive and professional manner.
We will measure growth by conducting parent, faculty, and student satisfaction surveys.
We believe achievement can be enhanced by relevant curriculum and will improve our academic progress.
We demonstrate achievement and provide relevant curriculum by encouraging, listening, guiding, and supporting academic and personal endeavors to create life-long learning in our school community.
We will measure growth by conducting Measures of Academic Progress (MAP).
We believe respect can be enhanced by collaborative dialogue and will improve our school culture.
We demonstrate respect by engaging in collaborative dialogue; treating others how we want to be treated; recognizing the differences in others? values, opinions, and beliefs while investing ourselves academically and emotionally.
We will measure growth by conducting school culture surveys and interviews.
We believe engagement can be enhanced by interactive learning and will improve our learning environment.
We demonstrate engagement and provide interactive learning by the use of differentiated instruction and collaborative opportunities.
We will measure growth by conducting walkthrough self-assessments.
Our Western C.A.R.E. Pledge
Memorized by WES students and recited each day after the Pledge of Allegiance
I am part of the Western School Family.
I will respect myself, others, and my environment.
I promise to work hard and make wise choices.
I accept the challenges to become the best I can be.
Western Elementary Information & History
Western's school colors are RED, SILVER/GRAY, and BLACK. We are the Western Wildcats.
Western is the former West Pike and Barry school districts that were consolidated in 2007 to create the Western Community Unit School District 12. From 2007-2010 Western operated two elementary schools: Western Hull Elementary and Western Barry Elementary, each school housed Pre-K to Fourth grade classes. Beginning in 2010, the two schools were merged to create Western Elementary School, located in Barry, Illinois. Western Elementary houses Pre-K to Fifth grade students.