About Us » History


McLees Elementary is a public, rural elementary school housing kindergarten through fifth grade.  The school opened in August of 2003, with an initial enrollment of 580, compared to 660 today.  When attendance zones were drawn in 2002 for our new school, our children were pulled from the New Prospect Elementary and Varennes Elementary attendance areas.  We are very proud of our state-of-the-art facility which includes a communication system, a security system, a theater, spacious classrooms, tutoring rooms, a well-equipped science lab, ample storage, and a media center with a conference room, a work room, a studio, and a leveled text library.        

The staff includes 2 administrators, 44 certified teachers, and 15 people on the support staff.  Fifty-four percent of the certified staff has advanced degrees.  The administration consists of a principal and an assistant principal.  We also have an Instructional Facilitator. 

McLees Elementary offers a wide range of academic and extra-curricular activities including:


  • Early Reading Intervention
  • Compass Odyssey
  • Weekly Reteaching
  • Morning Program

Extra Curricular:

  • Art Club
  • Recycling Club
  • Running Club
  • 4th & 5th Grade Chorus
  • School Bank
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Project Challenge
  • Project Challenge Drama (Summer Program)
  • 5th Grade Strings Program
  • Career Day
  • Celebrate the Arts Day
  • Multicultural Day
  • Leadership Marches
  • Morning Huddles
  • Leadership Pep Rallies

We Recognize Student Achievement Through:

  • Kiwanis Terrific Kids
  • Citizenship Awards
  • A/E Honor Roll
  • E/S+ Honor Roll
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Best In Show and Most Improved Writing Award
  • Leadership Bracelets
  • Related Arts Leaders
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Student Council
  • News Show
  • Safety Patrol
  • Peer Mediation
  • Fifth Grade Synergizers
  • Leadership Awards
  • Leadership Day