The goal at Truman Elementary School is to ensure that every learner, every day achieves academic growth in a safe and caring environment. Truman students are able to appreciate the importance of following our Tiger Traits in order to be the best that they can be!
At Truman Elementary we offer a variety of before and after school programming, this includes, art club, intramurals, show choir, student council, MakerSpace Club, and additional arts programming through the Eastern Iowa Arts Program. Truman also offers Extended Day Learning and Title 1 Reading support for students needing additional academic support in the area of reading. Truman Elementary is a PBIS school. We are in our 6th year as a school wide Positive Behavior Instructional Supports. Our students, students, staff, families, and guests work collaboratively to focus on making sure we follow the Tiger Traits of being Respectful, Responsible, Ready, and Safe every day. Our staff and students continue to work hard to create a positive school climate and a school culture. We feel very fortunate to have programs such as the Severe Disabilities and Behavior Disabilities programs. These programs provide students with the opportunity to learn and work students with a variety of students. This fosters the 21st Century Learning Skill of social and career literacy.
The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) at Truman is active and interested in supporting education. The Truman community is very supportive of the work that we do at our school. Our PTO offers many positive experiences, including extra-curricular field trip opportunities, funding for special school/classroom projects, and teaming with staff to offer reading and/or mathematics nights. They also provide social events for our families. We have very active Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops that support the mission of our school. Additionally, Truman second graders partner with West Ridge Care Center as a community service project, visiting residents each month. Cedar Rapids Family Church and Gloria Dei Church have actively supported Truman as a neighborhood school with volunteers, assistance with special events, and with school needs.
Truman Elementary School opened in 1961 and is named after the 33rd president of the United States, Harry S. Truman.