Waterford Oaks Elementary School was dedicated in August 1990 and now serves several rapidly growing neighborhoods of the Cedar Hill Independent School District. In 2001-2002, the school was renovated and expanded to accommodate the student growth. The new building addition includes both kindergarten and first grade wings.
Currently, there are 604 students enrolled at Waterford Oaks Elementary. Our school offers educational programs, pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, with students ranging in age from 3 to 12 years. The staff consists of 40 professional educators, many of whom hold specialized teaching credentials and advanced degrees in education from a variety of higher learning institutions. The support staff, consisting of 11 members, completes the adult work force in the school.
The school serves an ethnically and economically diverse community including Hispanics, Anglos, African Americans, Asians and American Indians. Cedar Hill's wonderfully broad-based community offers a great deal of educational enrichment and support, and its members are very involved in the learning environment. Waterford Oaks' staff and parents expect excellence in all aspects of the school experience.
In an effort to provide a safe and orderly environment, Waterford Oaks utilizes a campus developed discipline management plan for all students. By being proactive, we hope to decrease discipline problems in the classrooms. Character traits such as trustworthiness, respect, caring, responsibility, fairness and citizenship are emphasized and reinforced throughout the school year.
We maintain high expectations for the educational success of all our children. This is achieved through the collaborative effort of parents and teachers. Together, we comprise the core of the Waterford Oaks Education Team.
The mission of Waterford Oaks Elementary is to develop active partnerships with the parents and community to create a learning environment that develops lifelong learners and model citizens through the pursuit of academic excellence, individual leadership and real life experiences.
Waterford Oaks Elementary will be a premier community of learners that develops confident leaders who excel academically and socially.
Our values are based upon the Six Pillars of Character.
Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship shape who we are, what we do and how we educate our students.
Excellence is the Expectation!!!
Waterford Oaks School Pledge
I pledge today to open my mind
I will seek and learn new knowledge.
I will behave in such a way that
I will be proud of myself,
And others will be proud of me, too.
I came to school to learn.
I can learn and I will learn.
I will strive to be better today than yesterday,
Better tomorrow than today.
For if it is to be,
It's up to me.