Duncan Chapel Elementary School is a community school with a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional educational opportunities for all students. Located in the Northwest region of Greenville County near Furman University, Duncan Chapel Elementary has educated countless generations of local families for more than 125 years.
In keeping with tradition, we continue our school wide involvement in various service learning and community outreach projects. These initiatives demonstrate our commitment to the students and families in our community and provide our students with hands-on opportunities to positively impact their world. Our students are active leaders and participants in organizing school-wide recycling, making weekly lunches for the homeless, gathering canned goods for food banks, Relay for Life, Pennies for Patients, Jump Rope for Heart, and Empty Bowls Soup Night. Through these endeavors, we instill a true sense of community spirit and pride in our students.
We continue to “set the bar high” in academics, and our students continue to excel! Student performance on district benchmarks, standardized achievement tests such as MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) and PASS (Palmetto Assessment of State Standards) continue to improve and have enabled us to maintain high ratings on our SC State Report Card and Federal Accountability Rating. On-going Title I funding has enabled us to sustain lower student-teacher ratios in multiple grades and to provide additional support in reading and math through Academic Intervention.
In our continuing efforts to provide leadership in our community, we have partnered with Live Well Greenville, B2 (Breathe Better) and the Safe Routes to School programs to educate and support our students and families in the area of health and wellness. We have extended our on-going partnership with Communities In Schools to further impact our students through after-school and summer enrichment programs, and have created a model environment.
Duncan Chapel Elementary—“A Tradition of Community, Achievement and Leadership!”
Dr. Stephanie Lowry, Principal