• Buchanan Elementary School
    Principal:  Rachel Ivory
    4515 N. Fairmount Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52806
    Phone: (563) 391-1463
    Fax:  (563)388-9064


  • News, Events, and Announcements

    Preschool At Buchanan

    Do you have a child who will be 4 years old by September 15, 2015? If so, your child may have an opportunity to attend preschool at Buchanan in the Fall of 2015. The program will be 3 hours a day, Monday-Friday with the time yet to be determined. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the Children’s Villages at 563-823-2086. A site being added to Buchanan will depend on the number of students.

    Why Kids Need to Read 20 Minutes a Day


    Student A Student B Student C
    20 minutes/day 5 minutes/day 1 minute/day
    1,800,000 words/year 282,000 words/year 8,000 words/year
    Scores in the 90th Percentile on Standardized Tests Scores in the 50th Percentile on Standardized Tests Scores in the 10th Percentile on Standardized Tests

    Keep your child reading all summer! It is SO important!

    Eva Martinez finishes 4th in State

    Eva Martinez, a fifth grader, placed 4th place in the State of Iowa in the Iowa Challenge reading competition.  She answered questions on the computer about 25 books.  We are very proud of her accomplishment.


    April Students of the Month

    At the end of April, the school celebrated students from each classroom that are making great choices and showing leadership skills.

    April Students

    March Students of the Month

    At the end of March, the school celebrated students from each classroom that are making great choices and showing leadership skills.

    March Students

    Art Walk, K-2 Concert

    On Thursday, May 14th we hosted an Art Walk and K-2 music concert.   Every student, K-5, had at least one piece of artwork displayed.  The K-2 students performed songs telling the story of Frog and Toad All Year.  We had a standing room only crowd!

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    Yearbooks for sale!!!

    IMG_2641We still have yearbooks for sale in the office.  Come in and see Mrs. Johnson to buy yours.  The cost is $15.

    Students Compete in the Iowa Challenge

    iowachallengeThirteen students in grades 3-5 competed in the Iowa Challenge.  Students read from a list of 25 books.  They then competed as individuals in an online multiple choice test against students from all over the state of Iowa.  We are proud to announce that Eva Martinez finished 4th, Maicy Scace finished 8th, and Nathan Martinez finished 9th.   We are proud of them as well as everyone that competed.

    5th Graders Visit St. Ambrose

    Buchanan 5th graders worked on their letter writing skills by taking  part in a pen pal project with St Ambrose students from the Teacher education program. The students were able to meet their pen pals at a lunch hosted by Dr. Tom Carpenter, department chair of the St. Ambrose teacher education program. Dr. Tate was also in attendance at the lunch, and talked to the students about their future college plans. Students ended their visit to St. Ambrose with a tour of the campus.


    Last Student Day May 29th

    The the last student day will be May 29th. Students will be dismissed at 12:25.