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Principal's Message

Welcome to Longfellow Liberal Arts Elementary!  Longfellow is part of Rock Island-Milan School District 41. 


Longfellow is home to approximately 270 students, grades K-6.  We also house one Head Start classroom.  Longfellow offers a wide variety of academic programs for our students from support to enrichment opportunities, designed to maximize each student’s individual potential. 


Longfellow is a Leader in Me school.  The Leader in Me is based on Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, but tailored to meet the needs of elementary schools.  All of us at Longfellow, adults and children alike, work to internalize and demonstrate the Seven Habits and we use them as the basis for all of our relationships both inside and outside of our school.  Through the Leader in Me, we work to help our students identify what they are passionate about, what their goals are, and we help them develop plans to meet those goals.  All students at Longfellow have leadership roles and leadership responsibilities. 


Rock Island-Milan School District 41’s purpose is “To educate for individual student success”.  Our focus on meeting the needs of each child academically and through The Leader in Me helps us bring that purpose to life.  Our priorities at Longfellow and in District 41 are to: 1) Increase student achievement; 2) Build respectful relationships; and 3) Improve operations.  All of our focus is centered on these three priorities. 


Thank you for visiting this page and for your interest in Longfellow Liberal Arts Elementary School.  Please feel free to contact me if you would like any additional information.


-Mr. Dave Knuckey, Principal