Principal – Mrs. Lynn Gardner
Instructional Coordinator – Mr. Robert Franklin
Counselor – Mrs. Heather Walls
Master Teacher – Mrs. Torri Palms-Moore
Westwood Elementary School, a Louisiana A+ (Arts Integrated Campus) as well as a 2019-2020 Northwest Louisiana Outstanding Performing School is currently home to approximately 340 Pre K through 5th grade amazing young learners. As one of the 14 schools in Caddo Parish’s Transformation Zone, we strive to support the growth of the whole child in building the academic, social, and emotional skills to prepare them for their future careers and communities. Our staff consist of a group of the most caring, nurturing, goal-oriented, and instructionally focused educators in Caddo Parish. Our goal is for every lesson taught to have a clear purpose with teacher modeling and questioning to support every student right where they are, and take them on a path that leads to exceptional learning and increased student achievement. Our teacher teams collaborate weekly to plan lessons that respond to the individual needs of each learner. Our entire team is committed to working with our families and our school community, striving to be a school where ALL feel welcomed and valued. As a staff, we will remain focused on teaching and learning and embracing the families of our school community.
Equity Vision –We believe that every scholar will succeed when given tools, confidence choice, access and support. Every scholar at Westwood has the right to feel safe and valued. Everyone belongs at Westwood Elementary School.
Strengths - In addition to our amazing young learners, the incredibly dedicated staff and families contribute largely to making Westwood a thriving school. Our teachers and assistants are focused on making sure that our scholars have the foundational skills that will carry them not just into middle and high school, but on into adulthood as productive members of society.
2017-2018 - received Louisiana Excellence in Early Childhood Education Award
2017-2018 - 16.5-point increase in State Progress Score
2018-2019 - named Louisiana A+ School (Arts Integrated School Grant Awarded)
2018-2019 - Recognized as a Northwest Louisiana Outstanding Performing School for increase in number of students scoring Mastery and Above on LEAP 2025 (1 of 7 schools in Caddo Parish)
Area for Growth
As a school, we embrace continuous improvement as we continue our focus on increasing student achievement by building our professional learning around targeting instruction that meets the individual learning needs of every scholar at Westwood Elementary.