Tilford Elementary School is a Preschool thru 4th Grade building that serves 520+ students.  Tilford Elementary is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School (2018).  We take great pride in educating the whole-child with a strong emphasis on both academic and social/emotional development.  Students have access to a rigorous educational experience in all academic areas and we provide additional support services such as Title 1, Special Education programming and Extended Learning.  Tilford is a 1:1 technology building where students grades Kindergarten to 4th have access to their own device.

The staff at Tilford work hard to create a learning environment that allows all students to feel safe and connected to school.  Through research-based practices staff has developed ways to differentiate lessons to challenge all students.  At Tilford, we follow PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) and Caring School Communities in regards to social/emotional learning.  We believe that through teaching, modeling, and practicing, Tilford Elementary students will show good character by demonstrating safe, caring, respectful, and responsible behaviors. We also believe that by acknowledging and recognizing students when they demonstrate those core values, we will promote continued positive behavior.

Effective communication between school and home is an important aspect of your child’s education. Feel free to stop by or call at any time throughout the school year with questions, concerns or suggestions. By communicating effectively, we will make this an exciting and rewarding school year for all!

-Kyle Reeve, Principal


Due to the weather, Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District will have a two-hour late start today (Monday, March 7).

Please Note: Breakfast is not available on late start days.

(And a reminder of a previous schedule change — We will have an Early Out and PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES  TOMORROW, MARCH 8.)