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After World War II, GIs and their families found affordable housing in the new Wildwood subdivision of Middletown. The subdivision was built in 1955 and Wildwood Elementary opened in 1959. The school was built on land donated by Armco.
The 1959 building served the community for forty-seven years. It was torn down in 2006, and Wildwood Elementary was housed in the old Roosevelt building for two years while the new Wildwood building was built on the old site. The new building opened in fall 2008. Today the “new” Wildwood building has 24 homerooms, special education classrooms, an art room, a music room, gymnasium, cafetorium and serves over 600 students.
The students, teachers and parents are very proud of the culture at Wildwood. It is an exciting time for the diverse population of students that inhabit Wildwood and we celebrate all of our students everyday.
Wildwood has an active PTO and PAC (Parent Activity Committee) sponsoring special programs throughout the year for the school community. Wildwood also is a place for teachers in training to get their first taste of a classroom. Last year over 100 Miami tutors worked with our elementary students.
- Respect for each individual is fundamental to teaching and learning.
- All children can learn given appropriate time, instruction, and access to resources.
- Students must have an opportunity for high quality education in the least restrictive environment necessary to realize their potential.
- Students benefit academically in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.
- Students’ learning, attendance, and behavior improve when they are actively engaged in meaningful work.
- Education is a shared responsibility. It is a partnership of home, school and community.
- An effective balance and interdependence must exist among the written curriculum, instruction in the classroom, and assessment for and of learning.
- High standards and expectations must be maintained through a system of accountability for all students, staff and schools.
- Quality faculty and other staff are essential to school excellence.