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Ms. Mercedes Ochoa


     On behalf of the staff at James Madison Elementary School, I am delighted to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.

Our goal is to ensure that all students become critical thinkers, active problem-solvers, inquisitive readers, diligent researchers and prolific writers. Teachers diligently work to refine their instructional strategies and identify best practices within Professional Learning Communities. Grade levels meet regularly to analyze student progress and identify areas of focus. We do this to prepare students for the demands of the real-world so our students may become productive citizens, become our future leaders, and contribute and give back positive to the community.

Education is a joint venture between school and home. As we work with our students to help them learn about the world around them through the prescribed curriculum, we very much appreciate the support that parents give their children at home as they strive to reach their learning goals. The foundation of a successful school is the cooperation between the students, staff, parents and community.

I look forward to a great year! On behalf of the staff of James Madison Elementary School, I want to thank you for being a part of our school community!


Mercedes Ochoa
James Madison Elementary School