Mission Statement  

 

The mission of Plantersville Elementary School is to develop within each student the skills and desire to become responsible productive citizens while developing a lifelong love of learning by providing opportunities for all students to learn and be unique through the partnership of students, staff, and community.

  About The School  

School History

History of Plantersville Elementary School

In the early years, our present community was divided into four sections known as Myersville, St. Mark, Birdfield, and Annie Village Communities. Each contained a school facility ranging from two to four rooms with grades one through seven. In 1956, a new school facility was built, and the area schools consolidated. Thus, Plantersville Elementary School was started.

The 1956-57 school term began with an enrollment of 305 students, nine teachers, a teaching principal, three lunchroom workers, and a custodian. The facility housed grades one through seven.

The latter part of the sixties and the early seventies brought many changes in the curriculum and teaching personnel. In the advent of Title I funding, the use of multi-level materials for individualization became a reality. Students were finally provided music instruction and the abundance of materials through Title I funding provided a greater variety of materials for differing instructional approaches.

The school continued its growth pattern and by the 1961-62 school term it had a population of 459 students, 13 teachers, and a full-time principal. Upon the re-organization of a newly consolidated high-school, Choppee High (1968-69), the seventh graders were transferred to the high school, thus the beginning of our structure of child development through sixth grade.

In the 1999-2000 school term, the school underwent another total renovation and additions. These additions and renovations included media expansion, a multi-purpose room, science lab, and kindergarten and child development rooms. Today, 134 students enjoy the services of eight classroom teachers, Gifted&Talented/Special 4th reading, Early Literacy Coach, Family Literacy Facilitator, a kindergarten teacher, a child development teacher, a media specialist, part-time music, art, and physical education teachers, three instructional assistants, a full-time nurse, a full-time guidance counselor/care/parent liaison, a full-time principal, a secretary, an administrative aid, a part-time speech therapist, a full-time special education/preschool developmental teacher, a reading teacher, a part-time school psychologist, and a part-time Spanish teacher.

The organizational structure of Plantersville Elementary is presently child development through grade five. Plantersville currently has an all-day child development and kindergarten program.