Welcome to Our School
Timrod Elementary School cultivates an environment where high expectations of students is top priority. We help all students develop the world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing a safe, caring, and academically challenging learning environment. We foster this environment with the implementation of our school mission which is “Students First!” Our vision statement is "Timrod students are highly engaged, motivated, and responsible citizens of an ever-changing society.”
Our teachers are dedicated to providing best practices in the classroom by implementing effective teaching strategies through curriculum-based instruction that includes: Blended Learning, Workshop Model, Dreambox Learning as an online math program, Lexia Core5 for reading, Science Kits, small group guided reading, and Reading Recovery. In the coming year, we will implement Project Lead the Way, a student-based learning program to build and strengthen science skills, preparing students to compete in the workforce, solve challenging problems, and contribute to world growth in scientific fields. Teachers will guide students as they lead their own learning and build science knowledge by exploring and studying provided modules on their own.
Developing and exhibiting good character is a school-wide goal for students and staff. PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) is an ongoing program for the school community and it's based on three tiers of support. We use data to select, monitor and evaluate student outcomes. Students are celebrated for displaying positive behavior during the school day with tokens, character coupons, and recognition over the intercom system.
Timrod provides a vast number of extracurricular activities for our students to develop character, responsibility, leadership skills and school pride. These activities include: BETA Club, Jump Rope Club, Drama Club, Good News Club, Student Brigadiers, Student Marshals, Band, String, Chorus, Dance Team, BOB Team, and service projects.
Timrod strives to make sure that all students are academically successful and we share that responsibility with parents and community leaders. We are committed to building relationships with our students, parents, and community. We strive to teach students how to set goals and take ownership for their learning to better prepare them to be successful life-long learners.
Elizabeth Jackson, Principal
China Rush, Chairperson of School Improvement Council
1901 E. Old Marion Hwy
Florence, SC 29506