Russell Elementary

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School History

Property Purchased: 1969

Facility Constructed: 1971

School Mascot: Patriot

School Colors: Red, White and Blue

School Motto: Where Hearts and Minds Continue to Grow
Russell Elementary School

School Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote high expectations and academic excellence for all students.


School Facts and Awards

  • Russell Elementary is named after Richard B. Russell, former U.S. Senator.
  • 1986: Georgia School of Excellence
  • 2009: Title I Distinguished School with adequate yearly progress for seven consecutive years.

School Principal History

  • 1971-1995: Billy G. Lee
  • 1995-2000: Gary Cook
  • 2000-2004: Steve Tesseniar
  • 2004-2012: Keith Lauritsen
  • 2012-2017: Jo Hall
  • 2017-Present: William Wilson

Completed School Improvements and Renovations

  • 1990: 4 Classroom Addition
  • 1993: New Music, Art and PE Facility
  • 2005: 14 Classroom Addition
  • 2022-2023: HVAC Improvements