Robert M. Pyles

Welcome to the website of Robert M. Pyles (RMP) Elementary School! Our school opened in 1958 and is named for a career oil man who dedicated much of his life to supporting and nurturing the development of boys and girls through youth clubs and the currently operational R.M. Pyles Boys Camp located in the High Sierras. Robert M. Pyles was a kind man who continually demonstrated genuine concern for others. Currently, we serve a diverse population of approximately 800 students and their families.

We are very proud of our school and staff. Our talented teachers have met California Teaching Criteria and are considered "highly qualified". To support students who are learning English, we have a team of dedicated bilingual Para-Educators who work with individuals and small groups. We strive for excellence in all that we do! Teachers use research based "best practices" to meet the rigor of the California Standards. Teachers are also supported by our ambitious and energetic Instructional Practices Coach and English Learner Coach. Through the Panther Tutoring Program (PTP), we offer before and after-school intervention for students needing additional support in Language Arts and Mathematics.

Exemplary behavior and good character is expected each and every day at RMP! In order to achieve this goal, we follow our Panther P.A.W.S. rules. P - Proud, A - Always respectful, W - Working hard, S - Safe. Students who demonstrate excellent Panther behavior are rewarded with Panther PAWS tickets which are used for a weekly raffle for prizes donated by the local business and community members.

We are pleased to have the support of our parents who are involved in their children's education via participation in committees such as PTA, School Site Council (SSC) and English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). Additionally, families attend monthly recognition assemblies, grade level performances and family literacy and math nights. Finally, we enjoy a strong partnership with the City of Stanton and local businesses.

On behalf of the students and staff of Robert M. Pyles Elementary School, you are cordially invited to attend an activity or performance held on our campus. Come visit "RMP, Home of the Panthers," so that you can fully appreciate all of the learning taking place here each and every day - you will be glad you did!

Geniuses at Work at Pyles School

Mrs. Katie Ghrist's 5th grade GATE class has been spending one hour per week researching topics of their own interest using Google's Genius Hour program. After extensive research, students planned multi media presentations, and practiced effective delivery techniques. On Friday, December 11th, all 5th grade students and the 4th grade GATE class assembled to learn about their fascinating research. Topics included why chips are so addicting (fat and crunch factors), a demonstration of baking soda and vinegar blowing up a balloon, and the composition of atoms. Congratulations to our young scholars...thanks to their learning, we have all learned too!