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About our School
About our School
Joanna-Woodson Elementary (JWE) is a rural school located in Laurens County. It is one of three elementary schools in Laurens School District 56. The students who attend the school come from five different communities: Joanna, Mountville, Cross Hill, Clinton and Kinards. JWE has approximately 300 students in five-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade. The school population is composed of 67% Caucasian, 27% African-American, 3% Hispanic, and 3% Other. The free or reduced lunch rate for the 2014/2015 school year was 83%. JWE is a Title I school. Everyone at JWE is a STAR. We strive for Excellence One Star at a Time.
Mission and Vision
VISION

Where students become ethical and productive citizens -- achieving excellence, embracing innovation, and forging new traditions.

SCHOOL MOTTO

Excellence...One Star At A Time

MISSION

Laurens County School District 56 and Joanna-Woodson Elementary will provide a world class education driven by integrity, teamwork, and perseverance through a culture of continuous improvement.
How to find us
Joanna-Woodson Elementary School, Laurens District 56, Directions:Directions from Greenville, SC:Take I-385 South until it becomes I-26 at Exit 52 in Clinton, SC. Continue on I-26 and take Exit 60 at Joanna. After exiting, take a right at the top of the ramp. You will proceed to the traffic light in downtown Joanna. Proceed straight at the traffic light. After crossing the railroad tracks, turn left at the first intersection. This will be South Ellis Street. Proceed approximately one mile and you should see Joanna-Woodson Elementary School.Directions from Spartanburg, SC:Take I-26E to Exit 60 at Joanna. After exiting take a right at the top of the ramp. You will proceed to the traffic light in downtown Joanna. Proceed straight at the traffic light. After crossing the railroad tracks, turn left at the first intersection. This will be South Ellis Street. Proceed approximately one mile and you should see Joanna-Woodson Elementary School.Directions from Columbia, SC:Take I-26 W to Exit 60 at Joanna. At the top of the ramp, turn left onto SC-66. You will proceed to the traffic light in downtown Joanna. Proceed straight at the traffic light. After crossing the railroad tracks, turn left at the first intersection. This will be South Ellis Street. Proceed approximately one mile and you should see Joanna-Woodson Elementary School.Directions from Greenwood, SC:Take SC-72 toward Clinton approximately 25 miles. Turn right at second traffic light, which is Springdale Road. Proceed on Springdale to second traffic light. Take a right onto US-76. After crossing the railroad tracks coming into Joanna, take a right at the traffic light in the center of town. After crossing the railroad tracks, turn left at the first intersection. This will be South Ellis Street. Proceed approximately one mile and you should see Joanna-Woodson Elementary School.