School's Mission Statement:
Parrish Elementary School will assist students in becoming responsible, successful, competent leaders of tomorrow by providing a positive learning environment with high expectations.
Welcome to Parrish, home of the Tornadoes!
Parrish Elementary was built in the present location to replace the old school building after it burned in September of 1976. The school was housed on mobile classrooms while the new building was being built. In 1979, the whole of Parrish Elementary was again under one roof; it included grades K-8. The type of building was a new concept (four classrooms in a pod with a common area in the middle). So much space that new students can actually get lost going from one section of the school to another. A Head Start class was added in 1981 and in 1986, the 7th and 8th Grades were moved to the High School. A few years later we outgrew the building and in 1989, six classrooms were added to the south end. We now have Head Start through the 6th Grade.
Thank you Alabama's first lady, Mrs. Bentley, for the wonderful books you donated to us. We enjoyed your visit to our school and classrooms. Second grade enjoyed hearing about Alabama, the story you read to us, and about you.