Model Program

Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School

1669 Dorchester Ave.
Dorchester, MA 02112
http://boston.k12.ma.us/Henderson/

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Contact Information:
Lampron Patricia
Principal
617.635.8725

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Elementary

Urban
Suburban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The Henderson is a small elementary school serving children from early childhood through Grade 5. Our students are from diverse ethnic, linguistic, and ability backgrounds. We are an inclusive school. Students who have disabilities learn in general education classrooms with their non disabled peers. Teachers and support staff collaborate to help all children learn and succeed at high levels.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Alternative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Family/Parental Involvement, Life Skills Training, Literacy Development, Students with Disabilities, Study Skills

Starting Date: 1989
Students Served Per Year: 250-500
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Has a learning disability or emotional disturbance

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Clear social norms
  • Involvement with positive peer activities

School

  • Comprehensive diagnostic systems
  • Personalized instruction and learning
  • Instruction on behavior and social skills
  • Supportive school climate
  • Encourage family involvement/community supports

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
Counselors
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Boston Public Schools

Evaluation Information:

The school has received numerous recognitions for improvement in student achievement, however most of the student's success is seen in the stories of successes. The school was recently designated as a "high performer" in language arts and has a waiting list for enrollment.

How evaluation data was collected:
Unspecified