Serving the Shreveport Community Since 1967

When you consider University Elementary School for your child, you partner with a school that has been around since 1967. We are comprised of over 1,000 students from Pre-K through fifth grade and are equipped to support gifted children or children with special needs. Our highly qualified, well trained staff is comprised of about 140 individuals who are not only dedicated to the development and safety of your children but also highly involved in the community.

Led by Principal Kasie Mainiero, we’ve seen major growth in a short period of time. We recently earned an Award of Excellence from the city for our improvement over the past two years. During that time we increased our points by four in a district where only 8 out of 84 schools moved. And we’ve also received a PTA School of Excellence Award, as a result of the efforts of our amazing staff and engaged parents.

Our Vision

To become the best school in the parish by demonstrating transformative teaching methods that ensure academic success.

Our Mission

To ensure the highest quality educational experience where learners are transformed into leaders through a rigorous, engaging, and passionate climate and culture.

Our Philosophy

We believe the teacher is the central figure in the education of our children. We believe that all children have differences in capacity and growth, but that each child in our school should experience all the learning activities of the school. Each child is accepted and taught at the level where she/he can work comfortably and experience success in a sequentially developed framework of skills. In the developmental subjects, grouping is homogeneous to allow individualized instruction.

In the content areas, grouping is heterogeneous to facilitate interaction with others of varying physical, mental, social and emotional maturity. Evaluation is continuous so that each child’s needs may be analyzed and learning activities prescribed. Success is an intrinsic factor in intellectual and emotional growth and each child is encouraged to succeed and to recognize his/her own success.

School-wide goals

•Use instructional methods designed to prepare all students to achieve higher standards and become lifelong learners.

•Create professional learning communities for learning.

•Provide age appropriate activities that build a healthy self-esteem and sense of responsibility.

•Involve parents and communities in supporting students.

School recognitions

  • Path to Excellence
  • School of Academic Achievement
  • 8g Grants (nearly $400,000 for technology)
  • Alliance for Education Grants
  • Bell South Grants
  • Target Grant
  • SWEPCO Grants
  • Best Buy Grant
  • Shreveport Green Clean Campus Award
  • District PTA Outstanding Unit
  • State PTA Outstanding Unit
  • Caddo Principal of the Year-Charlotte Watson
  • Regional VII-Principal of the Year-Charlotte Watson
  • Caddo Student of the Year – Valarie Cason
  • Outstanding Website from District and State PTA
  • State PTA Grandparent of the Year
  • State PTA Teachers of Distinction
  • Walmart Teacher of the Year

Our motto: PAWS for Excellence

P – Positive
A – Attentive
W – Willing to work hard
S – Safe

Become a Wildcat by calling today for information on enrolling your children!