Centrally located on Lafayette's west side, Thomas Miller Elementary School sits atop the Fourth Street hill near Kossuth Street.

Dedicated to the philosophy that all children can learn, the staff of Thomas Miller Elementary ensure that:

·   all instruction is based on current research, best teaching practices, and Indiana's Academic Standards

·   each student receives multiple focused small group instructional opportunities daily

At Thomas Miller Elementary you will find:

Students

  • Just over 410 students in K-4
  • Average class size:  22
  • 95% free/reduced lunch
  • 48% minority students
  • 8% English learners
  • 16% Special Education

Staff

  • 28 licensed teachers; 66 total staff
  • School counselor, nurse, speech clinician
  • Specialists in library media, art, music, and physical education

Technology

  • Reading and math software to help students learn at their own pace
  • Online assessments help teachers monitor progress and meet individual needs
  • Computer lab with internet access
  • Mobile computer lab allows laptops to be brought into the classroom
  • Interactive white board technology
  • One to one iPads in grades 3 and 4

Special Programs

  • Davenport Curriculum Model monitors learning in 3 week cycles allowing identification of students who need additional instruction
  • Title 1 federal funding provides additional staff for individual and small group tutoring
  • College Mentors for Kids and Big Brothers/Big Sisters mentoring programs
  • Positive Behavior Support program rewards students for meeting school-wide behavior expectations
  • Daily 90 minute literacy instruction block
  • Focused 30 minute small instructional groups in both language arts and math