About Indian Hills Elementary

One of two schools located in Auburn-Washburn's most densely populated area, Indian Hills Elementary opened in 1988 to serve the district's increasing enrollment numbers. In fall 2014, Indian Hills added proudly a preschool program to its already varied educational and extracurricular student programs.

Indian Hills Elementary

Our mission

Indian Hills Elementary will provide a safe and positive environment that instills skills for success and academic achievement for all students.

Our vision

Indian Hills will provide all students a safe, enjoyable, and challenging school environment where they have the opportunity to achieve their maximum individual education potential. All students will receive a balanced education where traditional academics are taught, creativity and innovation are cultivated, and skills for success are developed; preparing them to assume roles as responsible citizens in a global community, the workplace, and in life.


  1. We believe in the value and uniqueness of each student:
    1. Each student has different needs.
    2. Each student should have the opportunity and be encouraged to reach their potential.
    3. Each student is entitled to a safe and secure school environment.
  2. We believe that excellence in education is a multifaceted process:
    1. Excellence requires building meaningful relationships with all stakeholders, especially with students.
    2. Excellence prepares students to become happy, responsible, and productive citizens and to successfully live and work in a complex, ever-changing world.
    3. Excellence is a combination of improving academic performance and developing skills for success.
    4. Excellence must be a dynamic and engaging process in order to meet changing needs.
    5. Excellence requires rigorous assessment of, and feedback to, students and staff.
    6. Excellence requires focus on the future.
    7. Excellence depends upon effectively managed resources.
    8. Excellence, both academic and skills for success, should be recognized and rewarded.
  3. We believe that respect and responsibility are essential components of an excellent education:
    1. Everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
    2. Effective communication enhances trust and cooperation.
    3. Each student is responsible for their own actions.
    4. Responsibility for public education rests jointly with students, parents, teachers, and the community.


  1. All students will achieve their individual academic potential.
  2. Create a trusting and safe environment for the community.
  3. Infuse skills for success into learning.