Pittman Center Elementary serves grades Pre-K through eighth and our total enrollment is 325 students. Our school is located in the beautiful Pittman Center area on a hillside facing Mt. LeConte. We first opened our doors at this new site in January 2009 and we have been growing ever since. Our school is very unique in that it has a dual purpose. It serves as both a school and a heritage museum. The inclusion of the heritage museum was made possible by the generous townspeople and supporters who were interested in preserving our culture and heritage. We are very proud of Pittman Center's rich legacy. We feel obligated to pass this history onto our students. Though much has changed since those first wagon loads of children arrived to the school in 1921, we feel the founders would be very proud of our efforts to preserve the past while preparing for the future. It is our mission to provide challenging learning experiences in a caring and nurturing environment, while preparing for the future and preserving our mountain heritage. We envision our students as confident learners who will be prepared for future academic challenges and equipped to succeed professionally. Our staff is aware that public education is the key to future success, and it is our intention to provide experiences that will enable all students to reach their highest potential and become independent, responsible and productive citizens in a competitive global economy.
Wendy Patterson, Principal
Pittman Center Elementary School supports all students in achieving academic, social and emotional goals, while becoming 21st century learners. Learning is never finished, therefore students and teachers will strive for daily growth.
Pittman Center Elementary School envisions its students becoming confident learners equipped for productive global citizenship.
Our mission at Pittman Center Elementary School is to provide challenging learning experiences in a caring and nurturing environment, while preparing for the future and preserving our mountain heritage.