Ayers vision is to provide students with
the academic skills, life skills and attitudes to allow them to become
responsible and productive citizens and to foster a desire for a lifetime of
academic and personal growth.
Ayers Elementary, in the east portion
of Concord is
an eclectic suburban neighborhood comprised of middle/lower middle class
residences. Portions of the attendance
area are unincorporated (county) and the remaining areas are part of the city
It is one of 29 elementary schools in the Mt.
School District (35,880 ADA). Ayers ethnic composition is 55% Caucasian,
23% Hispanic, 9% Asian, 5% Filipino, 4% African American and 4% Other. There
are more than 17 different languages spoken in our students’ homes.
The staff is comprised of 23
certificated and 13 classified personnel who work collaboratively toward
student success. Ayers has 16
classroom teachers, Resource Specialist, Speech Language Pathologist,
Librarian, Vocal and Instrumental Music teachers, PE Specialist, Computer
Assistant and 9 Classroom Assistants.
Diane Adair Daycare serves 130 students in two modern portables
adjacent to the playground.
Our Learning Center Intervention Model
provides services to students who are most in need of assistance. Students
With Disabilities are fully included in our general education program, but
also receive all the specialized services prescribed in their IEPs. Eleven
students receive Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) instruction in their
classrooms through differentiated instruction, after school in a pull-out
program, in the week long Markham
and in the specialized summer program.
Ayers students continue their education at Pine Hollow and Diablo View
Middle Schools and Clayton Valley
The hallmark of Ayers is its Leadership
Team, which has been in existence for over 20 years! Teachers develop as
leaders. Decisions are made collaboratively.
Our motto is, “Catch them being good!” Ayers
believes in positive reinforcement and provides are variety of
programs including VIP Lunch, Office Recognition, Good Bears, Mrs. Baum’s
Book Club, and the “Beary Good Behavior Club”. Ayers has
consistent behavior expectations. In
2001 Ayers adopted the Climate Meeting System. Parents are involved and ongoing
communication improves student behaviors.
In May 2006, Ayers was named a California Distinguished