Welcome to Takena!
Built in 1971, Takena Elementary School is in its fourth decade of proudly educating Albany children. Located on a 4.5 acre campus, Takena serves students from Albany's historic downtown neighborhoods.
We encourage students to attend school regularly and provide alternatives for those who miss an excessive number of days. We ask for support from all parents to report absences on a daily basis to ensure accountability for all of our students.
Our School Is Proud To Offer
Quality Music and Physical Education Programs
Kindergarten through Fifth Grade students participate in a quality music program once a week. First through Fifth Grade students also participate in physical education instruction a minimum of once a week.
Reading and Math Support
Our teachers support reading and math programs that place all students in large and small groups for daily reading and math instruction at the instructional level of the students.
At Takena we are very proud of the quality of our teachers that educate your children. If you would like to know more about your child's teachers qualifications, please give us a call, we would be glad to answer any questions that you may have.
We are proud to be a Positive Behavior Instruction Support (PBIS) school. We have a PBIS team that plans a variety of classroom and school-wide character education activities emphasizing positive behavior in and out of school. We are strong believers in the three Wolf Pack Rules: Be Safe. Be Respectful. Be Responsible.
Fourth Grade students oversee the school's recycling effort. Students collect and sort recyclable materials on a weekly basis.
Parents Are Our Partners
Our Parent/Teacher Club (PTC) provides enrichment experiences for our students including field trips and assemblies and supporting the school environment through the purchase of library books, computers, and playground equipment. We encourage all parents to become involved in our PTC to support Takena's students.
Volunteers provide help in many ways including Parent Club support, supervising field trips and extra-curricular activities, and assisting in the classroom. All volunteers must pass a district background check annually in order to assist with our students.
Parents work with teachers, administrators and support staff to make decisions about staff development and school improvement.
Our Focus For Improvement
- Increase students' reading fluency and decoding skills in Grades K-2.
- Increase students' reading fluency and comprehension skills in Grades 3-5.
- Increase students' writing skillls in Grades K-5.
- Increase students' conceptual understanding of mathematics concepts in Grades K-5.
"Takena's mission is to ensure life-long learning for all students."
"Takena Elementary School will be a safe and positive environment where staff will help all students to become successful learners."