J. L. Francis Elementary School
Eagles On a Mission
We provide a learning environment that is challenging, safe and child centered: where students show respect, responsibility, and achieve success.
J. L. Francis is a great place to learn! With parents and teachers working together, not only will your child benefit, you will enjoy knowing that you have made a valuable contribution to your child's future.
The staff at J. L. Francis embraces all children, striving to provide a warm, caring, and stimulating environment.
J. L. Francis Elementaryis fully accredited and located on 15.9 acres in a residential neighborhood in the Southside of Richmond at 5146 Snead Road. Built in 1968, the building includes:
- A semi-open physical design with a central courtyard;
- Tennis courts, Basketball courts, and recreation areas;
- 48 Certified teachers and 10 support staff members; and,
- The school serves over 500 students with diverse backgrounds, including exceptionalities.
J. L. Francis Elementary School is the portal to opportunity and success. We build a foundation of infinite possibilities by fostering quality academic, physical and emotional development. By inspiring and ensuring continuous collaboration between compassionate and committed educators, families and communities, we SOAR!
- Each student will benefit academically from effective communication between and involvement of the entire school staff, family, and the community.
- Each student, as a socially responsible citizen, will embrace others and demonstrate integrity, passion and confidence to positively impact the world.
- Each student will receive opportunities to fulfill and develop emotional, nutritional, and physical health to maximize educational experiences.
J. L. Francis, the place where learning starts. Throughout our lives, your lessons will be in our minds and hearts.
Written & Composed by Will Cook.
This is how we S.O.A.R
S - Shine with style
O - Own up to our choices
A - Always respect yourself & others
R - Remember to make the right choices!