Schools of Character in Parkway

  • Each year, recognizes schools across the country who are doing outstanding things with character education.  These schools are distinguished by the fact that the adults in the building embrace their role as models for students.  The entire school staff works collaboratively with students, parents, and community members.  All stakeholders aim to positively shape the social, emotional, and character development of the young people in their community.  Students in schools of character report feeling safe, respected, and connected to others around them.  Because of this, they thrive both socially and academically (, 2015).


    The following Parkway Schools have been recognized by for their exemplary work in Character Education: 


    National Schools of Character:

    McKelvey Elementary

    Oak Brook Elementary

    Ross Elementary


    State Schools of Character: 

    Barretts Elementary

    Craig Elementary

    Sorrento Springs Elementary


    Honorable Mention:

    Southwest Middle School



    Parkway's Promising Practices 

    Each year, as part of the Schools of Character program, recognizes educators in the United States and elsewhere who have implemented unique, specific, and effective character education strategies.  Congratulations to the following Parkway schools who were recognized by for Promising Practices in 2014:


    • Barretts Elementary
    • Carman Trails Elementary
    • Craig Elementary
    • McKelvey Elementary
    • Oak Brook Elementary
    • Ross Elementary
    • Southwest Middle
    • Sorrento Spring Elementary
    • Parkway School District


    Click HERE to search all national and international promising practice awards on's website!