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


The mission of Neihardt Elementary School, a collaborative community of Knights, is to empower each student to discover and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve personal excellence and responsible citizenship through:

  • perseverance and engagement

  • the development of the unique talents and strengths of each student

  • a supportive and respectful environment that promotes a love of learning


  • All students will meet or exceed district and state standards; the achievement gap between subgroups will decrease annually; and overall performance on district and state assessments will increase annually.

  • Each student will set and achieve challenging educational and career goals tailored to his/her abilities, interests and aspirations.

  • 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 develop and consistently demonstrate character traits and positive behaviors necessary for personal excellence and responsible citizenship.


  1. We will increase positive behavior and address the social and emotional needs of all students.

  2. We will foster hope in our students by nurturing their individual talents and strengths.

  3. We will refine and expand our instructional practices to improve student achievement.