Irving School

Attendance Center for Grades 2nd - 3rd

Principal: Dr. Tamara Brown

609 West Central Blvd.
Kewanee, IL
Ph: (309) 853-3013
Fax: (309) 852-0094

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
School Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Please Note: There is no adult supervision before 7:45 a.m. Students may be on the playground at this time.

We Can Show You the World! 

Greetings from the office of the Principal!

Dr. Tamara Brown, PrincipalGreetings, I am Dr. Tamara Brown, and it is my pleasure to welcome you to Irving Elementary School located in Kewanee, IL. I wish to extend a warm welcome to all students, parents and community members.

Irving Elementary School’s Vision Statement: We are committed to motivating and educating students to learn in a caring school community.

Irving Elementary School’s faculty and staff are dedicated to providing quality education for our second and third graders. We meet together regularly to plan and evaluate our progress toward the school improvement and student learning processes. Additionally, faculty and staff members attend in-services and workshops designed to keep them informed about effective teaching practices and current trends.

Irving Elementary School’s programming is one of the best. We use a scientifically based reading curriculum, math curriculum, science and social studies curriculum. Additionally Irving stduents participate in daily social and emotional learning. We are a PBIS school which means we advocate for positive behaviors and reward students accordingly. We also have many interventions such as our Building Based Team and Title I programs to assist all students at Irving.  Each classroom at Irving Elementary School is equipped with a SMARTBoard technology. We have a lab of thirty computers and a multi-media library for student use. We also have iPads and Chromebooks that teachers can check out and use for students in their classrooms.

A vital component of our excellent school is the support of our parents and community. Irving Elementary is fortunate to have parent volunteers who donate their time working with students and assisting school activities. We have two to four family nights per year and we are fortunate to have a Parent Organization, our PTA, that helps fund field trips and other school sponsored activities for our students.


Kewanee CUSD #229 5 Essentials Survey


Kewanee School District #229 will join the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in the ninth 
statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions. The survey provides a unique 
opportunity for students, teachers and parents to have a voice in improving their schools. From now 
to April 2, students and teachers will be asked to take a 25 -minute research-based survey to help 
identify strengths and weaknesses in their school’s learning environment. The parent survey 
supplement will also be administered during the same survey window. These surveys will serve as an 
opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since the last statewide implementation.
Kewanee School District #229 has consistently participated in the statewide 5Essentials Survey and 
is opting to administer the survey to teachers and students again this year to continue tracking 
and informing progress.
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational 
culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:
▪     Effective Leaders
▪     Collaborative Teachers
▪     Involved Families
▪     Supportive Environment
▪     Ambitious Instruction
Principals and superintendents will receive their 5Essentials Reports in May 2021. Survey results 
will also be reported publicly on the 5Essentials reporting site in Spring 2021 and on the
State School Report Card website in Fall 2021 .

Irving News

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