C. A. Donehoo Elementary is a small neighborhood school in Gadsden, Alabama. The school was built in 1950 to serve grades one through six. Since 1977 the school has served kindergarten through grade five. C. A. Donehoo is a Title I school. The student population is approximately 270 students with the majority of the students qualifying for free or reduced lunches. African Americans are the largest race represented with 10% or less of the students Hispanic or Caucasian. We also have some students of international origin because of our close proximity to Gadsden State Community College, which offers a college entry level English program for students who are new in our country. Overall, enrollment is up over the last two years, especially in the lower grades. We have no students who are bused to school and all our students live close to the school. As a result, we have greater than average parent participation for a school of our demographic. The full-time professional staff consists of a principal, thirteen classroom teachers, one special education teacher, one reading coach, and an intervention/parent liaison teacher and guidance counselor. The part-time professional staff consists of a media specialist, music/strings teacher,art teacher, speech therapist, and a nurse. All of the teachers are deemed to be highly qualified based on the Alabama State Department of Education findings. Other full-time support staff includes a secretary. The custodial staff employs two full-time janitors. The lunchroom employs one full time manager and two workers.