Maryville Elementary School (MES) serves students in grades Pre-K through fifth and has a population of about 450 students. At MES, we are committed to providing a safe, conducive environment where all children can learn and reach their highest degree of academic success. Our mission is to work collaboratively with parents, community, and stakeholders to develop critical thinkers and life-long learners with world-class skills that will meet the demands of being college and career ready. The learning community at MES continues to provide challenging, rigorous and engaging learning tasks where students become active problem-solvers in each of the content areas. Intervention/RTI Blocks, small-group instruction, academic tutoring and reading camps are utilized in order to meet the needs of our children in varying academic levels and from diverse populations. A school-wide, multi-system of support initiative uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. As teachers continue to use research-based practices and innovative learning task, students are continuing to make progress. Data is collected from common assessments, benchmarks, DIBELS, I-Ready, SC PASS and SC Ready to monitor students’ progress and to collaborate so that informed, instructional decisions are made based on the individual needs of the student. Academic success is priority for all of our students. They are celebrated during the Academic Awards Program each semester, C.B. Dobson Awards Program, PBIS Monthly Incentives, Principal’s Art Gallery and the Superintendent’s Art Awards Program. Students also participate in musical programs throughout the school year. Character development is encouraged and taught through character education, classroom guidance, Girls’ with Pearls, and intervention programs. All second graders are afforded the opportunity to participate in Y-Splash and all fourth graders are able to participate in character building through First-Tee Golf. Both programs are sponsor-funded for the school district. We continue to enjoy community partnerships with Brookgreen Gardens, A Father’s Place, NewLife Church of Georgetown. PTO continues to provide outstanding assistance and support to our teachers, students and the school through fundraising and other projects throughout the year. It is our belief at Maryville that collaboration of home, school and community will encourage students to develop the self-direction, work ethic, global perspective, and perseverance needed to excel in performance and succeed in life. Each day, we work as a team to fulfill this goal. We continue to provide opportunities for parent and community involvement while to develop lifelong learners who will respectfully, responsibly, and positively impact our culturally diverse world.
Mrs. Tonja Johnson, Principal
Mrs. Alecia O’ Donnell, School Improvement Council (SIC) Chairperson