About The School  

Waccamaw Elementary School

1364 Waverly Road
Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585
Phone (843) 237-4233
Fax (843) 237-2015


Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Mission of Waccamaw Elementary School is to develop successful individuals by providing developmentally appropriate curriculum through diverse challenging educational experiences in a safe and supportive environment.

Beliefs

  • Learning begins at home.
  • Learning is a life long process.
  • All children can learn.
  • All children have the right to learn in a safe environment.
  • Everyone is responsible for his/her own actions
  • Children learn differently and at different levels of development.
  • Children need an environment conducive to learning.
  • A positive self image enhances the total development of the child.
  • A challenging curriculum enhances ones achievement.
  • Individuals benefit from cultural diversity.
  • Every person has a right to receive an education.
  • Health affects learning.
  • A good education system is fundamental to the preservation of society.
  • Parental involvement is critical.
  • In fostering respect for other's feelings, rights, person and property.
  • Honesty is non-negotiable.

Vision

  • Parents, teachers, administrators, students, and community are involved in the learning process.
  • Challenging curriculum enhances achievements and incorporates cultural diversity.
  • The architectural design is teacher and student friendly.
  • Technology is an important teaching tool.
  • The student-teacher ratio is no more than 15:1.
  • All people are considerate of others' rights and individuality.
  • There is a safe environment conducive to effective learning.
  • Children progress at their own pace and are encouraged to be divergent thinkers.
  • There is an abundance of resources available.
  • Students believe education is necessary for success.

 

Goals

  • To improve and enhance student learning and achievement. 
  • To enhance the effectiveness of parents as they support their children in learning activities. 
  • To maintain highly qualified teachers by providing on-going staff development opportunities.
  • To provide a safe and inviting learning environment.