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Fact Sheet​ - Stony Point Elementary School​​​

Home of the Dragons

Pursuing Student Passions

Stony Point Elementary School (SPES) has a long history as a creative, child-centered community that integrates the arts into learning experiences for students.

School Highlights

Classroom teachers share their curriculum maps with teachers in the fine arts departments, and in response, those teachers gear their lessons toward using the arts to support core instruction. This dedication has expanded in recent years to include maker work throughout the school and the implementation of passion- and problem-based learning activities in all classrooms.

Instructional strategies, such as Genius Hour, help students identify and explore their passions. Students get to select an area of interest they would like to learn more about, and teachers focus their literacy work around objectives from the Standards of Learning and those areas of interest. This allows students to have a great deal of choice in how they demonstrate their learning to their teachers and their classmates. Learning can be seen through the integration of technology, the creation of a video, or any other area that is of interest to the student. At the end of each school year, students share specific projects with the school community through a celebration of learning known as Quest Fest.

The school places high value on the development and incorporation of design thinking in the classroom. Design thinking challenges students to develop unique solutions to community-based problems. It helps students build empathy for the problems of others, while also building their understanding of entrepreneurial thinking. For example, a group of fifth graders wanted to provide assistance to hurricane victims. They worked with staff members, the PTO, and ultimately, the entire fifth-grade class to host a pancake breakfast on a Saturday morning, raising over $1,000. Not only does this incorporate math skills and language arts, but it also demonstrates philanthropy and provides an opportunity for empowering students.

The school library serves as the learning hub of the school. The media specialist collaborates with teachers at each grade level to provide a flexible learning space and experiences inspired by the Seven Pathways to ensuring lifelong learning.

Community building is an important part of the school program as well. All SPES teachers incorporate Responsive Classroom techniques that promote social learning and provide structure in a positive way. All SPES teachers also incorporate culturally responsive teaching practices in order to serve our diverse student population. SPES also recognizes a strong PTO that supports our learning community through fundraising that provides resources for students and professional development for teachers.

Assessment Data

Aggregate SOL Pass Rates (Percent)


Student Demographics

(as of September 30, 2017)

Total Enrollment: 251

Male: 48.2%

Female: 51.8%

Black: 12.7%

Hispanic: 13.1%

White: 65.7%

English Learners: 5.6%

Disadvantaged: 33.5%

Students with Disabilities: 9.2%

Gifted: 7.7%

"Disadvantaged" students are those who receive free and reduced price meals under the federal program. "Students with Disabilities" are those identified for special education services, from speech pathology and learning disabilities to severe and profound disabilities.​​​​

Facility Information

Built in 1934

38,500 square feet

11.6 acre site

1908: Three-room building with an auditorium and a wood stove for heat

1936: Construction finished on brick building in same space as the old

Early 1960s: Addition of kitchen, cafeteria, and new grade 1 classroom 

2014: Front entrance upgrade

2015: Partial roof replacement​​​

2016: Front office lighting upgrade; Media Center learning space modernization

Stony Point Elementary School is part of both the Northern and Southern feeder patterns. Students continue to Burley Middle School, where they will graduate from Monticello High School, or Sutherland Middle School, where they will graduate from Albemarle High School.​​​


Andrew Johnson Andy Johnson, Principal

Principal History

H. Andrew Johnson

Carrie Neeley

David Cushman

Pamela Moran

Marian Henshaw

Keith Hammon

Elsie Holland

James Sledd

John Biller

Harold Walker

French Boone

Jesse Bell

Charles Gibbs

Phillip Jones

Rebecca Hurt

Gladys Leake

James Estes

Francis Addington

A. Austin

A. Shackleford

Mary Settle

Mrs. Parsons

A. Shackleford

W. Kavanaugh

R. Terrell

Jessie Ewell

Grade-Level Changes

​1908: Stony Point began with grades 1-12; fully accredited in 1922

1953: Stony Point became a middle/elementary school with grades 1-7 when Albemarle High School opened

1966: Grade 7 moved to Jouett Middle School

1973: Kindergarten class was added to Stony Point

1974: Grade 6 moved to Burley Middle School and Stony Point became an elementary school with grades 1-5

2009: Stony Point added a pre-kindergarten class​​​