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About Our School



Our Mission Statement
The staff, administrators, and community of Falling Creek Elementary are committed to providing an educational environment that will enable students to achieve at higher literacy levels and to be actively engaged in problem solving in a safe manner that enhances self-esteem, mutual respect, and student achievement.


Office Hours
School Year Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:00am - 5:00pm


Our History
The initial section of the school was built for 600 students in 1964. During the following three years, there was tremendous population growth in the community. An additional section consisting of eight classrooms and two large rooms with a canopied play area for a pilot kindergarten was built. The construction of a six-room pod area, which is the present kindergarten, was completed in the fall of 1968. A comprehensive library and complete gymnasium were completed in 1984.

We currently have 31 regular classroom teachers plus specialists in the areas of Physical Education, Music, Reading, Math, Art, Library Science, Mentally Disabled, Learning Disabled, Emotionally Disabled, Autism, Title 1, English as a Second Language, and Speech Pathology. In addition, we have a school Psychologist, Guidance Counselor, Public Health Nurse, and a School Social Worker.


Principals
John R. Kopko           1964 - 1965
Herbert A. Richwine   1965 - 1981
Dr. Craig P. Organ     1981 - 1985
Leonard J. Rogers      1985 - 1986
Donald K. Bechtel      1986 - 1989
Jeffrey S. Beatman    1989 - 1993
C. David McCrum       1993 - 2003
Kathleen Farwell        2003 - 2006
Dr. Linda Rector        2006-2009
Pamela R. Johnson    2009-present