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Cardinal Elementary School
1003 Pershing Rd
Maquoketa, IA 52060
Phone: 563.652.5157 | Fax: 563.652.6507
Community, families, and staff work together at Cardinal Elementary as partners in education to develop the future.
Welcome to Cardinal Elementary School. We are a preschool through second-grade school located in Maquoketa, Iowa, a town in eastern Iowa, of approximately 6,000 people. We have approximately 280 students from age 3 through second grade at our school. During the 17-18 school year, we have one 3-year-old and one 4-year-old preschool in our building. We also have one pre kindergarten and 4 each of kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
At Cardinal, we focus on meeting the needs of each and every student through large group instruction, followed by small groups that focus on specific student needs.
This will be our second year of piloting a new math program (EngageNY) that has increased rigor in math instruction through productive group work and increased opportunities for students to use multiple strategies to solve mathematical problems.
Reading instruction at Cardinal focuses on the development of skills along the phonological, phonics, and comprehension continuums using Wonders as a resource for literacy learning. Staff members meet weekly in teams to plan for small group instruction based on specific student needs.
Cardinal utilizes the PBIS program for character education and accountability (see PBIS tab for more information).
Cardinal has a great family atmosphere. Staff, students, and families all work together so our students can be successful!