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HISTORY

Hiram L. Dorman School is located in the Pine Point section of Springfield, the third largest city in Massachusetts. Our school, built in 1932, is named for Hiram L. Dorman who was apurchasing agent for the city of Springfield.

OUR SCHOOL

Dorman Elementary School is a small school community dedicated to meeting its students' needs. The school is composed ofa diverse population of students including 5% Asian, 34% Black, 17% White, 43% Hispanic, and 1% American Indian.

CULTURE, COMMUNITY, and COLLABORATION are the foundation for aligned Student Achievement for all students at Dorman. Our staff consists of a dedicated team of professionals who work tirelessly to meet the diverse needs of our student population. Collaborative teams have been created to address and improve school culture, instruction and student behavior. In addition to creating a cohesive school community of learners, Dorman has had the opportunity to partner with several outside organizations to help promote student achievement.

The NEA Collaboration for Change has awarded Dorman with a $25,000 annually to provide teachers and staff with additional professional development opportunities of their choice. In addition to looking at Keys Data from the SEA survey tool, the grant provides teachers an opportunity to connect with Dorman families through the Home Visit Project. The Talk, Read, Succeed program is responsible for bringing Getting Ready For Kindergarten to the parents in our community with children who will be attending Kindergarten in the future.

Talk, Read, Succeed sponsored by the Springfield Housing Authority has helped Dorman build a bridge from the school to one of our housing communities where many of our students live. This connection to families with a heavy focus on literacy has been an additional support to the school and TRS's efforts to have 80% of our students reaching reading proficiency by the end of grade three.

Lastly, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has connected families, teachers, students and authors to visualization using literacy and art.

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