Our mission at Clancy Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts is to engage students in an arts integrated curriculum to advance academic success, critical thinking, and creativity. Arts in education foster a sense of community among students. Creative peer interaction within the arts teaches students personal passion and determination. The arts also foster healthy lifestyles through exposure to various mediums of expression, communication and exercise. When students create art or perform, they employ critical thinking and collaboration skills to be successful. We aim to develop these critical-thinking skills as well as social skills and confidence, while nurturing their creativity, sensitivity and unique potential. It is important in education to teach students through positive experiences.
Nestled in the beautiful city of Kenner, Louisiana, John Clancy/ Joseph Maggiore Elementary School for the Arts has risen above many challenges to create an environment that embodies its mission of creating lifelong learners. Clancy/ Maggiore started as an F-rated school and has increased its rating to a B school through team work, diligence and determination. We were awarded the Top Gains Achievement by the Louisiana Department of Education for 2012, 2013, and 2015. Then in 2016,Clancy Maggiore Elementary was honored with the Blue Ribbon award for being an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School. With a diverse population of 600 pre-kindergarten through fifth graders, students are empowered to excel by our school motto of Work Hard/Get SMART. The students have proven that despite any challenges that they may face, they will flourish both academically and socially. As one of two arts-integrated schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System, students receive music, visual art, and dance classes at every grade level. An understanding and appreciation for the Fine Arts is integrated into the schools curriculum, creating a unique combination of artistic expression and instruction. Our school has proven that with personalized interventions, research-based instruction, and a focus on students, a school can transform the lives of children. Our daily creed says that Clancy/ Maggiore kids are S.M.A.R.T. (Successful, Motivated, Accountable, Respectful and Trustworthy),and the actions of the students, faculty and staff are proof that with determination, all things are possible.