Award Year: 2019

Spearman Elementary School

2001 Easley Highway
Piedmont, SC, 29673-7520

(864) 947-9787

Mr. Jason Lesley, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Anderson 01 School District

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Mission

Spearman Elementary School is committed to providing each student with world class knowledge, skills, and life characteristics based on the individual needs of each student.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 8%
  • White: 80%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 5%
Application
Spearman Elementary School - Committed To Excellence

Spearman Elementary School - Committed To Excellence

Spearman Elementary is a Title 1 school serving 680 students in grades 4K-5th. Spearman prides itself on educating the "whole child," emphasizing strong teacher-student relationships, character education, and innovative teaching. Channeling the practices of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Spearman teachers design their instruction and classroom spaces in creative ways. Living-room themed decor, flexible seating options, and motivational teacher attitudes set Spearman apart from traditional school settings. Programs, such as Olweus Bullying Prevention and the house points system for recognizing excellent behavior, help encourage students to practice good citizenship.

Above all else, a high standard of academic achievement exists in all grade levels at Spearman. Through the implementation of Professional Learning Communities, we relentlessly look for ways to make sure every student is successful. The Profile of a South Carolina Graduate guides the curriculum in the areas of world class knowledge, world class skills, and life and career characteristics. Through Response To Intervention, struggling learners have access to high quality intervention and special education services to address their wide variety of cognitive and behavioral needs. Spearman places a strong emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education through our weekly STEM classes. Technology also plays an integral role in how instruction is delivered, thanks to our one-to-one technology initiative. Along with rigorous instruction, we also strive to give our students a variety of experiences. These include: student council, chorus, piano lab, robotics, archery, strings, news show, jogging club, mentoring, safety patrol, drama club, etc. Together with our students, parents, and community, we strive to make sure every student is successful.