• Winnona Park Elementary is an EL Education School (formerly known as Expeditionary Learning). EL Education is an instructional model adopted by all K-3 schools in the City Schools of Decatur. It is an outstanding school reform model that is the product of a collaboration between Outward Bound and the Harvard School of Education.  All City Schools of Decatur K-3 schools are proud to be part of the EL Education network of schools.

    School Hours

    8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

    Mission Statement: The mission of Winnona Park Elementary School is to become an exemplar primary grades center for EL Education, literacy, and professional learning. Students, staff and community will nurture an environment that strives for intellectual success, social responsibility and strong character.

    Purpose: Our purpose at Winnona Park Elementary School (WPES) is to ensure that every child constructs deep understanding of the content learned and applies knowledge to his/her everyday life. As a literacy-based school, our main objective is that every student becomes an independent reader, meeting and/or exceeding expectations in all subjects. We are responsible for each student’s success in meeting this objective.  Teaching and meeting individual needs of students is the responsibility of every adult at WPES.

    School Colors: Purple & Gold   School Mascot: The Wildcat


    “We are Crew, Not Passengers!”

    -Kurt Hahn, founder, Outward Bound/Expeditionary Learning

    At Winnona Park, students, staff, and families make up the Crew.  In Outward Bound and in EL Education, the Crew is responsible for the entire journey.  In fact without their individual and collaborative effort, the journey cannot happen to its fullest.  The Crew reaches the destination as a team.