Poudre School District

Educate Every Child, Every Day

Beattie Elementary School

3000 Meadowlark Avenue
80526 Fort Collins
United States
Principal: 
Sam Aldern
Grades: 
K - 5
Colors: 
Blue & orange
Mascot: 
Bighorn sheep
Phone: 
970-488-4225
Fax: 
970-488-4227
Teacher Education Level: 
18 of 22 teachers hold master's degrees or above
Average Teaching Experience: 
17

History
Beattie opened in 1972 and was named after Dan Beattie, long-time community leader, distinguished athlete, and educator. Beattie was awarded the John Irwin School of Excellence Award in 2000 and 2004.

Learning culture
Beattie is a Beacon School for Gifted and Talented Education. Led by the only full-time coordinator in PSD, the Lighthouse program utilizes inclusion and pull-out strategies. Teachers throughout the school use differentiated lessons to reach varying student needs.

Academic environment
Beattie uses teaching teams in each grade level. Physical education, music, and art classes offer students optimal experiences to develop their creative potential. The building is fully networked with wireless computer access in each teaching area and a 31-station computer lab.

Instructional & enrichment programs
Meeting the full range of students’ academic needs, Beattie’s educational programs include Lighthouse, a special needs resource and moderate needs program, as well as Title I teachers, a literacy teacher, and a counselor.

Beattie is a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) school, with R.A.M.S. – Respect Always Means Success as our motto. We ensure a positive, safe school environment through our PBS behavior teaching matrix and through Second Step, our violence prevention program. Students enjoy enrichment classes, which may include multi-intelligence courses, career education, and multicultural sessions. Community involvement is a key part of our enrichment.

Beattie encourages students’ involvement in a wide array of activities including service learning projects, chess club, Lego club, Battle of the Books, Beattie Sunshine Singers, wellness activities and running club, BASE Camp, the science fair, music programs, Evenings of Art and honor choir.

Opportunities for parents
Beattie Action Team is our parent group for representation in PSD and for fundraising. The School Improvement Team provides input on staffing, budget, instruction, and schedules. Parents have many opportunities to be involved.