Award Year: 2013

Flowertown Elementary School

20 King Charles Circle
Summerville, SC, 29485-3402

(843) 871-7400

Donna Goodwin, Principal at time of Nomination

Dorchester School District 2

School Website

Mission

Flowertown Elementary provides every child with the skills necessary to become a productive citizen.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 24%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application

Flowertown Elementary, our quaint small-town themed school, serves 1082 preschool through fifth grade students from diverse ethnic, socio-economic, occupational, and educational backgrounds. The strengths of our town stem from a shared commitment to the theme, vision, and mission of our school. The theme of our town, “Believe,” captures the heart and soul of who we are as a school community and embodies the spirit of our vision and mission. Our vision is to Foster a love of learning, Engage all students, and Serve as a center of excellence. Our mission, to provide every child with the skills necessary to become a productive citizen, is a way of life in our town. Our strengths include: a positive school climate, community involvement, high expectations, student engagement, shared leadership, and continuous growth of all staff in professional learning communities.

Our community believes that “Being the Best You Can Be Begins with Me” and that continued excellence hinges on consistently setting high expectations by working with students to set and monitor academic and behavioral goals. Classroom practices that positively influence student engagement are the keystone of our vision. Our commitment to shared leadership includes involving multiple stakeholder groups in the decision-making process for our school.

Despite growth and change in our student population, an enduring characteristic of our school is that of a small-town atmosphere promoting a positive, spirited school climate. We foster a compassionate culture in which diversity is embraced, neighbors care for and support one another, and a community in which the consideration and interest of others breathe purpose and life into learning.