Award Year: 2021

Clemson Elementary School

581 Berkeley Drive
Clemson, SC, 29631-1791

(864) 397-1500

Ms. Michelle Craddock, Principal at time of Nomination

School District of Pickens County

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As a learning community, we will provide meaningful experiences that build educational foundations for all students to inspire lifelong learning, positive self-concept, and responsible citizenship.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 10%
  • White: 70%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Two or more races: 6%
Where everyday is a great day to learn!

Where everyday is a great day to learn!

Clemson Elementary School is an integral part of the city of Clemson, a rural, quaint community situated on the banks of South Carolina's Lake Hartwell. The city enjoys a beauty that combines old southern architecture and modern, sophisticated ambiance, producing an interesting and stimulating environment for all who live and work here. Clemson Elementary is an esteemed, public school serving a diverse population. Our facilities include a gymnasium that is shared by the community, an amphitheater, a computer lab, a science lab, playgrounds, gardens, nature trails, and other outdoor learning areas.

Opportunities for student success abound across our campus. Fine arts programs, community service projects, STEM enrichment, and project based learning experiences are only a few examples of the types of activities that regularly promote student engagement. After school care programming also supports student growth in academics and students' targeted areas of interest.

A tradition of excellence has long been an essential part of Clemson Elementary School's culture. Our highly trained and dedicated faculty and staff provide a safe and academically challenging environment for students in the Clemson area. Together with its stakeholders, the school celebrates a learning community that is known for its rich cultural diversity and a commitment to each student's success. Our faculty and staff recognize that every child brings his or her own set of experiences, interests, learning styles, and expectations into the classroom. Our goal is to make our school a place "Where every day is a great day to learn."