Award Year: 2014

Shoals Elementary School

1800 Shoals Road
Pinnacle, NC, 27043-9165

(336) 325-2518

Ms. Dana Thomas, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Surry County Schools

School Website


To educate students in realizing their full potential as responsible and productive members of society in a safe, challenging learning environment

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Shoals Elementary School

Shoals Elementary School

Shoals Elementary is a PreK-5 public school with currently 303 students. It strives to educate the whole child by working closely with home and community to provide a school climate where each student can learn in an atmosphere of understanding, achievement, acceptance, and love. There is a special feeling the moment one enters the school building. The focus is not walls and a structure, but the children who sit in front of you waiting to learn.

Throughout the district, Shoals is known for its incredible Parent Teacher Organization and community support. They provide parent volunteers, sponsor fund raising events as well as educational programs, and purchasing various resources to ensure the staff have 21st century tools to educate the students. The students understand the need to support community through the yearly participation in Surry County Schools Foundation Five K Fun Run, Jump Rope for Heart, Autism Walk of Surry County, United Fund, Autism Walk, and American Red Cross Heart Walk.

Shoals has been the recipient of awards, grants, and recognitions. In 2013, the school won the Zone Health Award from the state in recognition for success in implementing exemplary nutrition and physical activity standards for a healthy environment. Also in 2013, the school was recognized as a Gold-Fit Friendly Workplace by the American Red Cross. The school has also received the Fuel up to Play 60 grant sponsored by the NFL. It is known in the district and state for consistent academic success as evidenced by its data.