About Watson's History

Published by Watson on Mon, 10/17/2016 - 11:20

Watson Elementary History
History of Watson Elementary

History: Watson opened in mid-October 1967 as part of the Pulaski County Special School District. In 1979, the building was renovated. The library was enlarged by taking in the space of two former classrooms.

Two new classrooms were added to both ends of the building to compensate and add additional space. This increased the number of classrooms to 26 and doubled the library space.

PAST DETAILS OF WATSON STAFF and SCHOOL DAYS FROM 2015-2016:

In the 2015-2016 school year, "Waston Intermediate School" (now, Watson Elementary School) had 417 students in grades 3rd-5th.  There were 29 certified staff members including the principal and part-time vice principal.  There were 19 support members (clerical, paraprofessionals, security officer, custodians, and child nutrition workers.) The school was open from 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The general instruction hours were 7:50 a.m.  to 2:35 p.m. Students were admitted into the school at 7:15 a.m. for D.E.A.R. Time (Drop Everything and Read).  The breakfast in the classroom line operated from 7:45 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. The students had breakfast in the classroom from 7:55 a.m. - 8:05 a.m.