About Clark Elementary School

About Clark Elementary School

A historic campus in the heart of the Belmont neighborhood

CLK DSC_0015Located in the vibrant Belmont neighborhood, Clark Elementary is one of the oldest schools in Charlottesville.  It serves students from preschool through fourth grade.  With a mascot of a bee, Clark School embraces the “five bees”:

  • Be Kind
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be a Thinker

CLK IMG_6181Clark students are active and engaged. To build community, Clark students and staff have a monthly school-wide morning meeting to recognize student achievements, share projects, and celebrate accomplishments. In addition, in 2016-17, Clark began holding student-led conferences so students could discuss their learning goals and progress with their teachers and families.  Like all Charlottesville elementary schools, Clark has a beautiful City Schoolyard Garden that serves as an outdoor classroom.  The school meets the needs of all its students.  All Charlottesville City Schools have a strong commitment to the arts, embrace new technologies, and partner with area nonprofits and businesses to provide opportunities for our students.

History of Clark Elementary

Clark Elementary was built in 1931, making it one of the most established schools in Charlottesville.  The school is named for George Rogers Clark, the American frontiersman and Revolutionary War general.  (Clark’s younger brother William was half of “Lewis & Clark.”)

Meet Your Administrators

We are delighted to have Mr. Kenny Leatherwood as our interim principal. For decades, Mr. Leatherwood has served Charlottesville City Schools in roles ranging from coach to assistant principal to principal to interim principal.

Rolando Tillman is assistant principal at Clark Elementary School. Mr. Tillman was previously an elementary physical education teacher, student activities director, and safety coordinator in Henrico County Public Schools. Mr. Tillman brings a wealth of experience with community engagement, and we are thrilled to have him on our team!