About Neihardt

    In 1998, Neihardt Elementary was distinguished as a National Blue Ribbon School.  We are proud of this great accomplishment and it is our commitment to maintain this level of excellence to this day! As dedicated educators, the staff guarantees student success because our greatest source of pride comes from the big and small accomplishments of our students each day!

    We invite you to please stop by and visit Neihardt. We know you will feel an excitement and energy when you arrive! Our school is a place of joy for our Knights when they enter our doors each day. At Neihardt, “joy” is firmly rooted in the nurturing, positive classrooms and cultivated by caring, professional staff members, as well as actively involved families.

    Our school is a place of continuous learning for children as well as adults. We offer learning environments created to motivate and guide all students to achieve their greatest potential academically and socially. You will find a commitment here: to learning, to collaboration, to growth…a commitment to each and every child that enters our doors. We believe that all children CAN learn!

    Many of you have heard the African Proverb, "It takes a whole village to raise a child."  It refers to the need of an extended family to raise children, a most precious gift. As families, we need to rely on the communal effort it takes in growing a child! At Neihardt, we are honored to be a part of your village and have you and your family as part of our school family too!

    Our goals are to help your child learn and LOVE coming to school each day. Our doors are open and we welcome a conversation with you anytime!

Once a Knight ALWAYS a Knight!



Mission, Objectives, Strategies


Neihardt Elementary School empowers each student to exemplify the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve personal excellence and responsible citizenship within a culture of learning that embraces the unique strengths of each individual.


  • All students will meet and/or exceed district and state standards.
  • The achievement gap between student groups will decrease annually.
  • The district’s overall performance on district, state, and national assessments will increase annually.
  • Individual student growth on district, state, and national assessments will increase annually and exceed national targets.
  • The percentage of students participating in and performing at high levels on measures of national and/or international educational excellence will increase annually.
  • All students will exemplify the positive behaviors necessary for personal excellence, character development, and responsible citizenship.


  1. We will evaluate and improve our systems to support the academic needs of all students. 
    • Refine building-wide systems to increase student growth and achievement.
    • Implement research-based instructional practices in order to support the needs of all students.
  2. We will address the social and emotional needs of all students and refine our behavior management strategies. 
    • Establish building-wide practices to consistently focus on social and emotional learning skills.
    • Refine building systems to successfully support and improve student behavior.
  3. We will increase family involvement to support the academic and social and emotional needs of students. 
    • Implement community wide events for increased involvement in academic and social activities.  
    • Revitalize communication and opportunities to increase family involvement and engagement.