Sibley Elementary is a diverse neighborhood school with strong roots in the community to support student learning. Built in 2007, Sibley Elementary is a beautiful LEED-certified building. It features abundant natural light and is energy efficient. Sibley is located on Grand Rapids’ west side.
Consider Sibley for your child if:
- You are seeking teachers who believe in your child’s potential to learn and achieve.
- You want your child to learn in an environment of high expectations.
- You value the stability of a neighborhood school.
- You value strong relationships with faculty and other parents.
AVAILABLE AT SIBLEY
Sibley Elementary is proud to offer:
- Parent Teacher Community Council.
- English as Second Language (ESL)services.
- Mentoring through United Way Schools of Hope tutoring program.
Excel at SIBLEY
PARENTS AS PARTNERS
Sibley values parents as partners in their child’s education. Parents are regularly involved as volunteers and participate in many family events throughout the year. According to a recent parent survey, 95% of parents feel welcome at Sibley.
The teachers at Sibley are committed to student success. They go above and beyond to ensure that student’s needs are met, that parents are involved in their child’s education, and that students have a positive experience. In a recent survey, 95% of parents said they feel comfortable talking with their child’s teachers.
Sibley staff are working hard to ensure that students are meeting and exceeding their goals. As a result, the number of students at or above grade level in reading and math has increased over the past 3 years. Students are developing the important skills they need to be college and career ready!
SAFE AND SECURE
A recent survey showed that 91% of students feel safe at Sibley. Students participate in a program known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). Students are recognized for making good choices and showing positive behavior. The number of students being recognized for good behavior at monthly PBIS celebrations has consistently increased, while referrals to the office for behavior issues have steadily decreased.
Sibley has strong partnerships with community organizations. The Kent School Service Network provides students and parents with health and social services. Partners, such as Keystone Community Church, support enrichment activities, parent nights, student incentives, and provide tutoring and academic assistance.