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'''Meriwether Lewis Elementary School''' is an [[Albemarle County]] [[Albemarle County Public Schools|public elementary school]] providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the [[western feeder pattern]]. Students from Meriwether Lewis will move on to [[Henley Middle School]] and graduate from [[Western Albemarle High School]]. <ref name="factsheet">{{cite web|title=Merriwether Lewis Elementary School Fact Sheet|url=https://www.k12albemarle.org/school/mles/about/Pages/fact-sheet.aspx|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=November 17, 2019}}</ref>
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At the beginning of the [[2019]] school year, Meriwether Lewis enrolled 447 students. <ref>{{cite web|title=Meriwether Lewis Elementary School|url=http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/meriwether-lewis-elementary#fndtn-desktopTabs-enrollment|author=|work=School Quality Profile|publisher=Virginia Department of Education|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=November 17, 2019}}</ref>
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'''Meriwether Lewis Elementary School''' is an [[Albemarle County]] [[Albemarle County Public Schools|public elementary school]] providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the [[western feeder pattern]]. Students from Meriwether Lewis will move on to [[Henley Middle School]] and graduate from [[Western Albemarle High School]]. As of 2012, Meriwether Lewis enrolled 447 students and maintained 63 staff and faculty members.<ref name="factsheet">{{cite web|title=About MLS|url=http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/page/download.php?fileinfo=TWVyaXdldGhlcl9MZXdpc18yMDExLTEyLnBkZjo6Oi93d3cvc2Nob29scy9zYy9yZW1vdGUvaW1hZ2VzL2RvY21nci8xNjYyMl9maWxlXzY2MTAwX21vZF8xMzE4MDA1MjQyLnBkZg==|author=|work=|publisher=|location=Albemarle County Public Schools|publishdate=|accessdate=May 31, 2012}}</ref>
 
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
  
Meriwether Lewis Elementary opened in 1922 and moved to its current location near [[Ivy]] in 1988. The school was named for Albemarle-born pioneer, [[Meriwether Lewis]].<ref name="factsheet" /> Lewis is perhaps best known for his exploration of the Louisiana Territory with William Clark and Sacajawea in 1803.
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Meriwether Lewis Elementary opened in 1922 and moved to its current location near [[Ivy]] in 1988. The school was named for Albemarle-born pioneer, [[Meriwether Lewis]].<ref name="factsheet" /> Lewis is perhaps best known for his exploration of the Louisiana Territory with William Clark and Sacajawea in 1803. The school originally featured a component for agricultural education for high school students. <ref>{{cite-progress-lindsay|title=Meriwether Lewis School is Opened|url=http://search.lib.virginia.edu/catalog/uva-lib:2121097/view#openLayer/uva-lib:2121098/5241.5/2505.5/3/1/0|author=Staff Reports|pageno=1|printdate=January 24, 1922|publishdate=January 24, 1922|accessdate=January 21, 2017 from University of Virginia Library}}</ref>
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==Description from 2019 State of the Division Annual Report==
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"The core purpose of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School is to develop a community of learners where everyone is invested in each other’s learning. We exist to lift every student’s academic voice and have that voice appreciated by others." <ref>{{cite web|title=State of the Division: A Work In Progress|url=http://esb.k12albemarle.org/attachments/9007e908-74ac-4c8e-965a-d1c2249304a4.pdf|author=Office of Strategic Communications|work=Annual Report|publisher=Albemarle County Public Schools|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=November 17, 2019}}</ref>
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==Awards==
 
==Awards==
The school won the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011,<ref name="factsheet" /> and 2012<ref>{{cite web|title=Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions|url=http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2012/jan05.shtml|author=|work=|publisher=|location=Virginia Department of Education|publishdate=January 5, 2012|accessdate=May 31, 2012}}</ref>.
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The school won the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011,<ref name="factsheet" /> and 2012.<ref>{{cite web|title=Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions|url=http://www.doe.virginia.gov/news/news_releases/2012/jan05.shtml|author=|work=|publisher=|location=Virginia Department of Education|publishdate=January 5, 2012|accessdate=May 31, 2012}}</ref>
  
 
==Principals==
 
==Principals==
The current principal of Meriwether Lewis is Kim Cousins.
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The current principal of Meriwether Lewis is [[Michael Irani]].
  
The following is a list of people who have served as principal<ref name="factsheet" />
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The following is a list of people who have served as principal.<ref name="factsheet" />
 
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==References==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
[http://schoolcenter.k12albemarle.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=10 Meriwether Lewis Elementary School]
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*[https://www.k12albemarle.org/school/mles School website]
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*[http://schoolquality.virginia.gov/schools/meriwether-lewis-elementary Virginia School Quality Profile]
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*[https://www.k12albemarle.org/acps/division/planning/improvement/plans201819/Meriwether-Lewis.pdf 2018-19 Strategic Improvement Plan]
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*[https://www.k12albemarle.org/school/mles/Documents/MLES%2019-20_SIP.pdf 2019-20 Strategic Improvement Plan:
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*[https://www.k12albemarle.org/acps/division/accountability/2019ESCS/Meriwether-Lewis.pdf 2019 Elementary School Climate Survey]
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Latest revision as of 14:42, 17 November 2019

Meriwether Lewis Elementary School is an Albemarle County public elementary school providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the western feeder pattern. Students from Meriwether Lewis will move on to Henley Middle School and graduate from Western Albemarle High School. [1]


At the beginning of the 2019 school year, Meriwether Lewis enrolled 447 students. [2]



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History

Meriwether Lewis Elementary opened in 1922 and moved to its current location near Ivy in 1988. The school was named for Albemarle-born pioneer, Meriwether Lewis.[1] Lewis is perhaps best known for his exploration of the Louisiana Territory with William Clark and Sacajawea in 1803. The school originally featured a component for agricultural education for high school students. [3]

Description from 2019 State of the Division Annual Report

"The core purpose of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School is to develop a community of learners where everyone is invested in each other’s learning. We exist to lift every student’s academic voice and have that voice appreciated by others." [4]


Awards

The school won the Governor’s Award for Educational Excellence in 2009, 2010, 2011,[1] and 2012.[5]

Principals

The current principal of Meriwether Lewis is Michael Irani.

The following is a list of people who have served as principal.[1]

Term Principal
2014 - present Michael Irani[6]
2008 - 2014 Kim Cousins
2003 - 2008 Sylvia Henderson
1998 - 2003 Jo Vining
1987 - 1998 Elizabeth Bailey
1983 - 1987 Sylvia Henderson
1968 - 1983 William Steigman
1966 - 1968 Juanita Chafin
1956 - 1966 Charles Simmons
1955 - 1956 William Bullock
1946 - 1955 John Breeden
1944 - 1946 Mortimer Sutherland
1941 - 1944 Robert Allen
1932 - 1941 Guy Morris
1931 - 1932 E. Broadwater
1927 - 1929 W. Barrett
1924 - 1925 George Eutsler
1922 - 1924 Frank Taylor

Location

Meriwether Lewis Elementary is located at 1610 Owensville Road.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Web. Merriwether Lewis Elementary School Fact Sheet, retrieved November 17, 2019.
  2. Web. Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, School Quality Profile, Virginia Department of Education, retrieved November 17, 2019.
  3. Web. Meriwether Lewis School is Opened, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 24, 1922, retrieved January 21, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 24, 1922 page 1.
  4. Web. State of the Division: A Work In Progress, Office of Strategic Communications, Annual Report, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved November 17, 2019.
  5. Web. Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions, Virginia Department of Education, January 5, 2012, retrieved May 31, 2012.
  6. Web. County names new Meriwether Lewis principal, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 31, 2014, retrieved April 7, 2014.

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