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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 summer draws to a close, it is my hope that your break from formal schooling opened opportunities for rest, growth, and renewal. Our staff are eagerly awaiting to witness all of the laughter, energy, and enthusiasm our scholars will have for learning when they return to the building. 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.

The 2022-2023 school year was the first school year in a while where we were all able to experience some form of "normalcy." Our students, staff, parents, and community did an outstanding job at keeping each other safe and ending the school year strong with many successes! As we enter the 2023-2024 school year, we look forward to growing 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 move through the 2023-2024 school year.

We have worked this summer on a recovery plan and a variety of academic and social/emotional supports to make sure our Bears hit the ground running in the fall and are set up for success. We are excited for some of the traditional welcome back activities later this month 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 since the last school year. 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 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 make it an amazing year!

In Partnership,

Mrs. Ebony Davis