Department of Defense Education Activity

Welcome to Pierce Terrace Elementary School

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year and Pierce Terrace Elementary School's website.  We are excited to embark upon another school year filled with exceptional educational service to our military community and military-connected children.  Our dedicated team of teachers and support staff, who are committed to excellence in teaching and learning, have the highest expectations for our students. Together, we strive to create a school environment that enhances student achievement and promotes joy in learning.

DoDEA’s Blueprint for Continuous Improvement provides our school with guidance regarding the learning experiences provided to our military-connected students and families.  Throughout the school year, our Blueprint will influence many facets of our school.  Also, Pierce Terrace utilizes DoDEA’s Career and College Ready Standards (CCRS) to guide our instruction and assessment program.  Through collaborative planning and dialogue, our faculty develops standards-aligned learning tasks and activities which serve as tools to monitor each student’s academic, social and physical progress.  Furthermore, our school uses many resources, such as special education and AAPS (gifted) teachers, to ensure immediate and appropriate support is provided to our students as a result of monitoring of collected data.  Information pertaining to CCRS and other content-area curricula is available on DoDEA and Pierce Terrace’s website.   

We believe parents/guardians are an essential element in the educational program of our school.  Strong partnerships with our military-connected families leads to an outstanding student learning experience and, also, promotion of individual student academic, behavioral, and social/emotional growth.  With that said, parents/guardian participation in the learning process is vital to creating an atmosphere of collective commitment to student success.  Pierce Terrace offers many opportunities for our parents/guardians to become involved in the learning process.  We invite our parents/guardians to volunteer, participate in school events, and attend Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meetings, to name a few, in order to support all students' learning and actively participate in our school's continuous improvement. 

We look forward to partnering with the entire learning community throughout this school year.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school at any time to answer any questions or assist in navigating Pierce Terrace's educational program.  We appreciate our learning community’s support and assistance as we work together to ensure all students are “engaged, learning, and achieving.”

Sincerely,
Raymond Burk
Principal, Pierce Terrace ES