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About Blackwell Elementary


"Scholarly Bears Show Their PAWS!"


Our vision is to create a neighborhood school highly regarded by the community, where our learners thrive academically, socially, and emotionally in a supportive and cohesive community.


Our mission is to create a safe and positive learning environment, recognizing students' individuality, as we prepare them for leadership and service in a global society.


P - Prepared


W - Work Hard

S - Show and Practice Respect 


Welcome to James H. Blackwell Elementary School, the home of the Bears! Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our school community, including our amazing students, our loving staff, our supporting families, partners, and our exciting programs. 

As the end of 2023, and our Holiday Break quickly approaches, it is my hope that your break from formal schooling opens opportunities for rest and renewal. We are excited to witness all of the laughter, energy, and enthusiasm our scholars will have for learning when they return to the building in January. Our entire faculty and staff are committed to providing every student with a safe, caring, and positive environment that inspires each student to have a desire to reach their full potential academically and as a member of their community.

We endured several shifts and changes at the start of the 2023-2024 school year, however, our students, staff, parents, and community did an outstanding job at keeping up the morale and momentum we will need in order to end this year off RPS STRONG! As we approach the second half of the  2023-2024 school year, we look forward to continuing to grow together academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally. As a school, we will continue to strive to fulfill our motto, “Scholarly Bears Show Their P.A.W.S.” We are making a pledge to Be Prepared, Attend School Everyday, Work Hard, and Show And Practice Respect as we continue to move through the 2023-2024 school year.

 We are excited for what the new year is to bring and encourage families to stay abreast of all that is taking place at Blackwell. It is critically important to have updated phone and email contact information. Please contact the school ASAP if there have been any changes made in the last few months. Also, please remember to visit our website and social media platforms regularly for current news, additional highlights, and upcoming events!
Facebook: James H. Blackwell
Instagram: @jhblackwellbears
Twitter: @JHBlackwellRPS

I am honored to serve as the Interim Principal of Blackwell Elementary School and consider it a privilege to work with all stakeholders to educate and empower our students. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns at I look forward to getting to know each of our Blackwell Bears and all of their families as we journey together in the 2023-2024 school year.

Bears let’s continue to make it an amazing year!

In Partnership,

Ms. Felecia Coleman
Interim Principal