Immaculate Conception Elementary School, Fayetteville NY

What’s most important to catholic schools today: enrollment, retention, academic quality, or Catholic identity? The answer, of course, is All of the Above!

Immaculate Conception Elementary School (Fayetteville, NY) serves students in grades PreK through 6, drawing from 10 local school districts. IC school got assistance from IEE to help shape a clear vision and mission, revamp their marketing materials and strategy, and gather school improvement feedback from parents, students, and staff. Immaculate Conception collected feedback using IEE’s Catholic School Improvement Surveys (CSIS), including Early Childhood Program Feedback, K-6 Parent Feedback, and the Culture of Excellence & Ethics Assessment survey of the enrolled students and staff. IEE collected, analyzed and presented the data to the Principal, Pastor, and President. IEE then integrated the data results into professional development that helped faculty and staff build on strengths, revise and clarify policies, and enrich school and staff practices.

Outcomes of IC’s work with IEE include extraordinary retention, enhanced enrollment, successful Principal and President succession, and a vibrant parent board. In 2013 Immaculate Conception was recognized for its innovative marketing work with a Catholic Education Award from Today’s Catholic Teacher.