Mandarin Oaks Elementary School

AA school 20 years and counting.  

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Mandarin Oaks Elementary inspires and prepares every student for success through active engagement in quality educational opportunities. Instruction is dedicated to supporting students and challenging them in new and exciting ways.

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Gifted and Academically Talented

Mandarin Oaks Elementary is extremely passionate about providing the best education for our gifted and talented students. We are thrilled to have been selected as one of eight elementary schools to offer the Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.) program as a non-dedicated magnet school. Our vision is to provide unique opportunities for our high-achieving students to delve deeper into content areas as well as prepare them for various in-demand S.T.E.M. fields.

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Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way aims to improve higher science achievement scores by providing students with pathways to computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. The programs offers training modules for teachers and learning modules for students that transform their grasp on STEM subjects.

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Robust ESE Program

Exceptional Student Education at Mandarin Oaks is geared to help students succeed in an environment where they are cared for and understood. ESE programs include Connecting Thru Music and Andrew Turner Track Meet.

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Special Programs, Clubs, and Activities

  • Music M2 Program 
  • Gifted and Academically Talented Education 
  • Extended Day Student Enrichment 
  • Community Education 
  • Student Council
  • ENN (Eagle News Network)
  • Drama Club
  • Girls On the Run
  • Coach Butler’s Jr Gate River Run group
  • Vex Robotics coming soon

“I look at everything through the lens of a parent and principal.  I ask myself, ‘What would I want for my daughter?’  At Mandarin Oaks, we offer student-focused instruction led by a family of caring teachers.  We are entering our 20th consecutive year as an A school because of our drive to reach every student and provide them with engaging and meaningful instruction.”

– Principal Leigh Butterfield

Every Student. Every Day.

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