Bonaire Elementary

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School History

Property Purchased: 1960

Facility Constructed: 1960

School Mascot: Wildcat

School Color: Red

School Motto: A Step Above the Rest

Bonaire Elementary
School Mission Statement


Our Mission is building an education for all students.

Our vision is that Bonaire Elementary School will be a learning community dedicated to the belief that all children are capable of learning.  

Other Interesting Facts/ Trivia/ Awards

    - Addition of the 4th/5th grade hall and gym/music facility in was named for Henry Cullen Talton, Sr. in 1983 (HCBOE member 1941-1968).
    - Media center was named for David Carpenter, former Bonaire Elementary Principal, in 1999. -1991 & 2009 Georgia School of Excellence.
    - 1993 & 1996 #1 Exemplary Elementary School in Houston County, ranked by Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
    - The new wing in Bonaire Elementary  is dedicated to Henry Cullen Talton (father of Sheriff Cullen Talton).
    - 1991 Georgia School of Excellence
    - Building was renovated in 2004.

School Principal History
Gary Sapp: 1960 -1964

Hugh Hill: 1964 -1966

Billy Lee: 1966 -1969

Thomas W. Lamberth: 1969 -1985

William Adams: 1985 -1986

David Carpenter: 1986 -1999

Carole Vann: 1999 - 2002

Eric Payne: 2002 - 2010

J. Willis Jones: 2010 - 2017

Catherine Gardner: 2017-present

Completed School Improvements/ Renovations

1965: 8 Classroom Addition

1980: 10 Classroom Addition

1987: Gym and Music Addition

1988: Media Center Addition

1998: Replaced Carpet

1999: Metal Roof Retrofit

2003: 14 Classroom Addition + Art Room

2004: Renovations + Kitchen Addition

2008: Paving

2012: HVAC Upgrades

2012: Enhanced Security 

2013: Gym Upgrade

2022: HVAC Upgrades