Award Year: 2013

L. L. Beazley Elementary School

6700 Courthouse Road
Prince George, VA, 23875-2533

(804) 733-2745

James Scruggs, Principal at time of Nomination

Prince George County Public Schools

School Website


The mission of Beazley Elementary is to assist each student in reaching his potential by providing a quality educational program in a safe, caring environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 37%
  • White: 38%
  • Hispanic: 13%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 10%
  • ELL: 6%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

L. L. Beazley Elementary is one of five elementary schools in rural Prince George County, VA, located approximately 30 miles southeast of the capital, Richmond and is surrounded by several cities which afford industrial, retail, and service employment opportunities. As well as county residents, Beazley also serves students from a military installation, Fort Lee. These families come from countries such as, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Japan, China, Russia, Korea, and Saudi Arabia.

Beazley is proud of its student successes. Because of its location and transient population, Beazley is a melting pot of many diverse cultures with varying socio-economic status. While this could be viewed as an insurmountable challenge, Beazley provides an opportunity where all students can experience success, both academically and socially.

Part of Beazley’s success is the belief of establishing a strong bond between school and community. The results of this bond establish a strong relationship among teachers, staff, students, and parents. Beazley continues to attract a high percentage of parent participation in school functions as well as supporting the academic program.

District benchmarks, key to district and state standards, allow the school to analyze data and to utilize sound decision making to address student strengths and challenges. Through frequent collaborative efforts between school leaders and teachers, strategies and techniques are developed to meet the needs of all students.

Instruction is designed to ensure that a desired learning environment is provided for all students, and that school improvement proposals reflect research and best practices. All stakeholders play an important role in this cycle of continuous improvement.

L.L. Beazley-Where learning in a safe, caring environment comes first!