About Our School
Our mission is to educate, connect, and inspire students.
Our Vision: We strive to instill students’ desire to learn and become productive members of society by strengthening student ownership and accountability.
The original Bissett Elementary was built in 1925 at 1535 North Golden Street, which is now the home of Homeland Baptist Church. Bissett is named after Mrs. Emma Bissett for her hard work in getting a school for the northwest area of the school district and a member of the Springfield Board of Education for six years -- from 1924-1930. In 1950, due to increased enrollment, a new school was constructed at the current location, 3014 West Calhoun Street. Bissett Elementary School opened up on Calhoun street in 1950-1951.
Bissett is a small neighborhood school of less than 250 students in the northwest corner of Springfield. Our students enjoy an atmosphere that radiates a feeling of caring and warmth where the qualities of good citizenship are taught and demonstrated to provide a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment. We believe that collaboration with various groups helps make a positive difference in the lives of our students. Our students are instructed by the use of researched-based methods which are known to be the best educational practices. We use a workshop model for Literacy and Numeracy, which ensures teachers are differentiating to meet our students' needs. We collaborate weekly as a staff to ensure our student's learning needs are met. We want every student at Bissett to be and feel successful!
At Bissett, we utilize PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) to positively reinforce student behavior. We utilize the acronym Bobcat PRIDE to teach school-wide expectations to students. PRIDE stands for P=politeness, R=respect, I=integrity, D=discipline, E=effort. Each month we focus on a different PRIDE component with students and celebrate students who show those characteristics through PRIDE tickets and PRIDE student of the month awards. We love seeing our students meet their potential and strive to do the best they can!
The school, staff and community offers a welcoming culture to all. Highly qualified and dedicated staff members make Bissett a caring place where our students are supported, encouraged, and accomplishments are celebrated!