Mission:  Inspiring a community of life-long learners and leaders!

Orange Elementary Overview

Orange Elementary has been INSPIRING, LEARNING and LEADING since 2012.  The Orange team believes attitude reflects leadership and so every staff member is involved on an Action Team to keep the Leader in Me a vital part of our culture.  ALL Students have the opportunity to participate in leadership roles, service learning, goal setting, celebrations and tracking of their own growth and progress via student data notebooks.  All of these experiences, coupled with PBIS, adult role models and the shared belief that EVERY child is a LEADER help our students internalize the habits.  We have seen a significant shift in student empowerment since the start of LIM and are excited about the next steps in our journey!

  • ALL students actively involved in Service Learning
  • Student Leader Representatives are involved with OPA (Orange Parent Association) and PIE (Partners in Education)
  • Student Leaders engaged in Community Events – Paying it Forward & Making a difference in the Cedar Valley
  • Orange is a Blue Zones school
Orange Elementary
5805 Kimball Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 433-2880

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Leadership Journey Begins


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Percent of Students Who Have Leadership Role Opportunities


Student Led Conference Experiences at ALL Grade Levels

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