It is the mission of the James Whitcomb Riley administration, faculty/staff, parents, and community partners to meet and exceed the academic needs of ALL children:

  • Providing a safe and caring learning environment which fosters a positive self-image, builds character and enhances positive attitudes and values;
  • Maximizing academic performance by meeting and exceeding state standards;
  • Encouraging positive social interactions and responsibility; and,
  • Promoting students’ success whatever their talents may be.


At James Whitcomb Riley Elementary School we believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We are committed to providing effective instructional practices, caring staff, and positive activities that foster student growth and exceptional academic achievement of our school.