Our Mission



Our Mission

The mission of Marguerite Poindexter LaMotte Elementary School is to develop the whole child by implementing a rigorous academic program where engaged and collaborative educators, students, parents and the community work together to promote mastery of grade level standards for all students by providing personalized and tiered instruction that addresses the cognitive, emotional, social and physical development and creates college prepared and career ready learners.



Develop the Whole Child


Each child is encouraged and educated about a healthy lifestyle. Our school culture promotes and supports health and well-being. We provide:

  • School Nurse & Psychologist
  • Assistance from LA Child Guidance
  • UNICEF and the Powerband Mission
  • Running Club
  • Physical Education Teacher & Health Instruction
  • Awarded the NFL Fuel Up to Play Grant



Each child learns in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and adults. Our school culture promotes and supports safety and responsible behavior. We provide:


  • Restorative Justice Training
  • Behavior & Motivational Assemblies
  • Effective Anti-Bullying Strategies
  • School-Wide Positive Behavior
  • Safety Leaders
  • Training of Supervision and Campus Aides
  • Academic and Behavioral Interventions


Each child is actively engaged in learning and is connected to the school and broader community. Our school culture promotes and supports a range of opportunities. We provide:

  • Small Group Instruction
  • Awarded the Technology Grant for Computer-
  • Based Learning
  • Common Core Standards-Based Tasks
  • Clearly Stated Learning Objectives
  • Real-World Relationship with all Learning
  • Citizenship Awards
  • Field Trips
  • Art, Dance and Drama Programs


Each child is supported by qualified and caring adult. Our school employs the most capable and qualified candidates with a common goal of using their skill set and talents to support our students. We provide:


  • Credentialed Teachers
  • State of the Art School Library
  • College-Going Aides and Assistants
  • Capable Office, Cafeteria and Custodial Staff
  • ST Math, Lexia & Accelerated Reader
  • Use of Data to Guide Instruction, Intervention
  • & Resources


Each child is challenged. Our school is aimed at preparing students for college-readiness and participation in the global environment. We provide:

  • College & Career Days
  • Exposure to & Use of Advanced Technology
  • Gifted and High Achiever Program
  • High Level DOK Instruction