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Windham Elementary School



A. M. Windham Elementary School (Windham) is located in Daleville, Alabama,

approximately one mile from the main gate to the military installation Fort Rucker. Located

in the southeast corner of Alabama, it is one of two schools in the Daleville City Schools

system. All kindergarten through sixth grade students in the system attend Windham.

Approximately 38% of Windham’s 598 students are affiliated in some form or fashion

with Fort Rucker. This factor, combined with a high degree of low socioeconomic status

students, results in a high rate transiency at the school. Windham experiences an average of

21% - 24% student turnover throughout the course of every school year. In excess of 72%

of students are identified as receiving either free or reduced lunch under the federal lunch

program qualifying Windham for federal Title I funding. 51% of Windham students are

White, 35% Black, 11% Hispanic, 2% Asian, and 1% identify themselves as multi-racial.

Daleville City Schools has experienced declining enrollment for the past decade. Prior to

the 2009 - 2010 school year, Windham was a Kindergarten through fourth grade institution.

Due to financial constraints, Daleville Middle School was closed and Windham absorbed

fifth and sixth grade. The physical campus was initially split with fifth and sixth grade

remaining on the main campus approximately 1 mile away from the elementary school for

the first year of the transition. Fifth grade moved to the Windham campus for the 2010

– 2011 school year and was joined by sixth grade at the start of the 2011 – 2012 school

year. The 2011 – 2012 school year is the first year that all 7 grades are located on the same

campus. As of the 2013 - 2014 academic year, Windham Elementary has an enrollment of 561

students served by 42 educators and 5 paraprofessionals.

Academically, Windham met 25 out of 25 AYP goals for the 2010 – 2011 school year.

Windham did not make AYP between 2002 and 2004 resulting in being identified as a school

in need of improvement. After achieving AYP for two years, Windham was released from

NCLB sanctions and was no longer under school improvement starting with the 2008 school

year. Through a concerted effort by faculty and staff, Windham has remained out of school

improvement despite the addition of two new grade levels and increased numbers of students

in subgroup categories that previously would not have counted towards AYP.

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