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HISTORY OF INDIAN KNOLL ELEMENTARY

 

Indian Knoll Elementary opened its doors for the first time on August 1, 2011, with an enrollment of 900 Kindergarten through sixth grade students.  It was built to accommodate new students in the rapidly growing community of Canton, Georgia.  Canton is located in Cherokee County which is one of the fastest growing counties in the state.  The school was built to house approximately 1250 students. 

 

          The beginning of Indian Knoll School can be traced back to the 1890’s.  It is listed on the 1895 Cherokee County map.  The original school was located near the intersection of Highway 140 and Avery Road and included two buildings.  Indian Knoll was relocated to a site behind Indian Knoll Baptist Church and included three rooms.  Indian Knoll School was consolidated with Hickory Flat School in the late 1950’s.

 

          The current school includes 67 state of the art technologically equipped classrooms, two computer labs, two art rooms, two music rooms, a family living multi-purpose room, media center, gymnasium, cafeteria, and two handicap accessible playgrounds.  There are four small rooms utilized by speech and language teachers and counselors.

         

          Indian Knoll offers a variety of programs, including Moderately Intellectually Disabled (MOID) and Emotionally Behaviorally Disturbed (EBD) students.  There are 90+ identified gifted students in grades one through six representing 10% of our total school population. Indian Knoll offers an Early Intervention Program (EIP) in Kindergarten through fifth grade for students who are experiencing difficulties in reading and math standards.  The EIP program provides small classroom teacher to pupil ratios during specific periods during the day.  EIP students are also offered free after school tutoring opportunities throughout the school year.

 

          There are many extra-curricular activities offered to upper grade students at Indian Knoll.  Fifth and sixth grade students have the opportunity to participate in IKES News Team, Safety Patrol, Flag Patrol, Jr. Beta Club, 4-H club, Friends Club, Academic Bowl, Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, Science Olympiad Team, Jr. Optimist Club, Chorus and Orffestra.

 

          The Indian Knoll music program offers not only a traditional chorus program but an instrumental program and technology program as well.  Orff instruments were purchased by the school.  These instruments include xylophones, drums, symbols, and triangles.  Our technology includes a new 24” iMacs and Yamaha keyboard along with Garage Band, iMovie, web-based music activities, iPods and 5 software titles designed to address the 9 MENC National Music Standards.  There is a focus towards student-produced music such as music videos, jingles, appearances in morning news, and using music to enhance understanding of their other curricular subjects. 

 

          An academic focus has initiated flexible grouping for instruction of math and reading, allowing an increased opportunity to challenge students to their maximum potential.  The Gifted Cluster Model enhances these opportunities through regular classroom teachers that currently hold or are completing their gifted endorsement.  Students that require extra assistance receive help in our Early Intervention Program.  Implementation of the Accelerated Reader Program has encouraged students to read literature.

 

 

Staff Data

 

CERTIFIED EMPLOYEES

 

Staff

2012/2013

Administrators

3

Homeroom Teachers 35 Reg. Ed

 4 Self Contained

39

Counselor

1.5

Resource – Special Ed Certified

5

Art/Music/PE

4

EIP

2

ESOL

1

AIM

1

Gifted Certified

29

Media Specialist

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

 

Staff

2012/2013

Nurse

1

Paraprofessionals

10

Custodial Staff

6

Lunchroom Staff

8

Clerical Staff

4

 

Cherokee County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices.