Award Year: 2013

Ware Shoals Elementary School

45 West Main Street
Ware Shoals, SC, 29692-1499

(864) 456-2711

Nancy Brown, Principal at time of Nomination

Ware Shoals School District 51

School Website


Ware Shoals School District’s mission is to be the educational leader for the community, preparing students to be productive, contributing, and successful members of society.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 13%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 4%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

Ware Shoals Elementary School is a community dedicated to educational excellence. Our mission is to be the educational leader for the total community, preparing all students to be productive, contributing, and successful members of society.

Ware Shoals Elementary School seeks to instill in our students respect for themselves as well as others and to promote the values accepted by our society. We feel our main purpose is to prepare our students academically. Building on previously acquired skills, we work with our students on developing critical thinking skills and applying their knowledge in solving more challenging problems. Ware Shoals Elementary School provides opportunities for students to make educational choices and work independently; however, we continue to supervise their work and monitor their academic and social skills. We believe in maintaining contact with parents and enlisting their assistance to assure educational success for each student.

Ware Shoals Elementary School students are held accountable to high standards of achievement. Academic achievements are enhanced through the use of technology and teachers participation in professional development activities that support best practices in education. We recognize students’ academic accomplishments through a variety of celebrations and awards programs. Our students are also provided an opportunity to participate in service learning organizations and activities which allow our students to give back to the community.

The faculty and staff at Ware Shoals Elementary School are united in our efforts to develop our students socially, emotionally, and intellectually. A combined effort from a dedicated faculty and staff, concerned parents, and a supportive community assures that we are assisting students in reaching their full potential.