Coal Mountain Elementary opened in 1981 to house kindergarten through sixth grade students. This new school replaced the Coal Mountain School that was closed in 1955. Both schools are located along Highway 369, the former Old Federal Road, which as an east-west connector was the earliest postal route west of the Chattahoochee. Though there are no reported findings of coal reserves in the area, the Coal Mountain location did receive its name from an early resident that claimed the land was rich with coal to encourage more development in the area. Mr. Steve Benson served as the new school’s first principal. Since its opening it has received three additions and renovations to its campus.
The Mission at Coal Mountain
Seeks Knowledge and Understanding Thinks Critically and Solves Problems Listens, Communicates and Interacts Effectively Exhibits Strong Personal Qualities Uses Twenty First Century Learning Tools Engages and Competes in a Global Environment
Leads a Fully Operational Standards Based Classroom Is a Diagnostician Able to Identify Root Causes and Prescribe Solutions (Data Driven Instruction) Communicates Consistently With Students and Parents in a Positive Manner (Customer Focused) Empowers Students to Set Goals and Become Independent Thinkers and Learners Provides Inquiry Based Learning Opportunities That Integrate All Content Areas Provides True Differentiation of Instruction Utilizes Twenty First Century Learning Tools in the Classroom Takes Responsibility for All Students Is a Self Motivated, Innovative Risk Taker Who Models Strong Character and Respect For All
A Community of Learners and Leaders Empowered to “Think Outside of the Box” A Community Possessing a Highly Trained Cadre of Educators Who Collaborate and Share their Expertise A Community of Customer Focused Stakeholders Committed to Educating All Children A Place Where Children Choose To Be A Community Where Moral Purpose Drives Decision Making Embraces a Global Vision of Educating Students
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
~ Margaret Mead