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About Us

Our teachers, staff, and students welcome you to Elba Elementary! Elba Elementary is a UPK – grade 6 elementary school, home to approximately 250 students. At our school, we are dedicated to providing an amazing learning environment and experience in which our Little Lancers know they are safe and cared for. We strive to challenge our students to reach their fullest potential. We are proud of the partnership we have with our Lancer parents and families. 


Principal: Jessica Cramer

Elementary/CSE Secretary: Pam Pedro


About Elba Elementary:

ELA: Our ELA Core Curriculum is based on reading research and follows the New York State Next Generation English Language Arts Standards. Our curriculum is based on decades of research on how the brain learns to read and is tailored to meet the needs of all students. Our teachers systematically and explicitly teach the five key components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. These elements are broken down and targeted instruction is provided so that students have a strong foundation in reading for future success. Our teachers currently use:

  • UFLI Foundations (phonics) K-2

  • Heggerty (phonemic awareness (UPK-1)

  • Teacher Created Units/Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Reading (K-6)

  • Teacher Created Units/Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Writing  (K-6)

Math: Our math curriculum follows the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards. Students in grades K-2 use the Ready Mathematics program. Students in grades 3-5 follow the NYS Math Modules. provided by Engage NY. Our grade 6 students engage in the curriculum from eMath Instruction.

Social Studies and Science: Our elementary science curriculum is aligned and based on the New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. We utilize "hands-on" science kits to support our curriculum. Our Social Studies curriculum is based on the NYS K-5 Framework. 

Special Area Classes: Students participate in Art, Physical Education, Music, Library/STEM, FACS, Agriculture, Technology, Chorus/Band grades 4-6) classes throughout their elementary career.


For UPK-6 registration information, please contact the Elementary Office.