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  Mission Statement  

Beliefs, Mission, Vision, and KNIGHTS rules


  • We believe that all students can learn.
  • We believe that all students are unique and learn in different ways.
  • We believe that all students should be treated fairly and feel a sense of belonging.

Teaching and Learning

  • We believe that teachers should use a variety of strategies to meet the needs of different learning styles.
  • We believe that student learning should be connected to meaningful, real-life experiences.
  • We believe that instructional technology enhances learner involvement and overall achievement.


  • We believe that the school should provide a welcoming environment for all stakeholders.
  • We believe that the school should be a loving and safe environment for all students.

Our mission is based on the five E's.

-Engage students in meaningful learning experiences.

-Educate students using a variety of modalities.

-Encourage students to be their personal best.

-Enrich the lives the students.

-Empower students with decision making skills for the future.


Clinton Elementary School will be a technologically advanced environment where students are educated in ways that prepare them for success in an ever changing world.

The Clinton Elementary School Students will follow the KNIGHTS rules.

K-  Keep hands and feet to yourself.

N-  Never disturb learning.

I-   If it's not yours, ask permission.

G-  Give attention to the speaker.

H-  Hallway behavior should be orderly.

T-  Turn in assignments/folders on time.

S-   Say and do only kind things.

  About The School  

All About Clinton Elementary School

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Clinton Elementary School is the largest of the three Clinton City Schools. Approximately 515 students attend Clinton Elementary School, ranging from Kindergarten to sixth grade. There are twenty-seven different homeroom classes at CES: 4 kindergarten classes, 4 first grade classes, 4 second grade classes, 4 third grade classes, 4 fourth grade classes, 4 fifth grade classes, and 3 sixth grade classes.  Students in grades three through sixth attend departmentalized classes allowing for specialization in curriculum content and tailored instruction to meet academic needs.

The students at Clinton Elementary School participate in a wide variety of programs and activities. Our students are involved in the Accelerated Reader Program. We also have a running club for grades 1-6 and a Student Leadership Team.  Our School Leadership Team is composed of students in fifth and sixth grade that have received teacher recommendation for exemplary character and work ethic. These students are involved in numerous events including recycling efforts, community service programs, and all school special events such as Thanksgiving Dinner, Grandparents' Day, Field Day, and the end of the year AR celebration. Our students participate in the Open Library, TAG, Jump Rope for Heart, and 4-H. All of the students participate in the Junior Achievement Program that involves students learning about the business world ranging from topics such as their community to the global economy.

CES students enjoy the frequent usage of technology in their daily learning. All of the homeroom classes have interactive Smartboards.  Our 2-6 grade students have one to one chromebooks, and our K and 1 students have chrome books, chrome boxes, and Ipads in their classrooms as well.  We are fortunate enough to have two technology labs that the students can utilize.  The teachers have access to wireless automated response systems to assess student learning during lessons. All Clinton City Schools have wireless internet, so the students have the internet at their fingertips.  We have three 3-D printers that the students can use. Additionally, we offer art, music, technology, pe, library and guidance classes to each student.

The PTO is a vital part of CES's success! In the past years, the PTO has funded a complete restoration of the front playground, purchased computers for student use and subscriptions for instructional tools, improved hands on science materials, and has renovated the sound system in the auditorium. Truly, the PTO goes above and beyond to meet the needs of the students and staff.  A large portion of the PTO funds comes from the Medieval Madness carnival held each fall. This is a fantastic event for all of the students and their families. Our PTO is great, but we are always looking for more members.  Please consult the school calendars, newsletters, and website for meeting dates and times. 

Our monthly assembly is another special event at Clinton Elementary.  During the assembly, student birthdays, special accomplishments, reading achievements are announced, and student of the month/ teacher of the month are awarded. We have class vs. class contests and often have special visitors.  The monthly assembly is a special ritual at Clinton Elementary School as we celebrate success at being the best! We work hard at CES, but we also reward the students for their hard work and effort!