Jackie Thomas, Principal
Pat Christmas, Assistant Principal

26 Willow Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
Phone: 773-5796   Fax: 778-2847

Willow Drive Elementary School helps all students develop the world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate by providing a safe, caring, and academically challenging learning environment. We provide such an environment through the implementation of our school vision: “All students will receive the respect, encouragement and opportunities they need to build the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to be successful, contributing members of a global society.”

We demonstrate this vision by challenging our students with best practices to reach their full potential and by the continuous professional development of our teachers. Our teachers seek to learn new and effective strategies to use in the classroom such as Balanced Literacy, Café, Daily 5, Read Naturally, hands-on math instruction, inquiry-based science kits, small group guided reading, STEM, and math/reading interventions. We are proud of our strong history of academic success.

At Willow Drive, we believe the school, family, and community must share the educational responsibility of our young. We offer several programs to enhance our students’ ability to develop into well-rounded individuals whose basic needs are met and who are able to positively contribute to society. Thank you for your support and help in the development of our future South Carolina graduates and world leaders!