Manchester Elementary School, a Red Carpet Award Winner, is committed to providing a safe and stable environment where all children can learn and succeed. We maintain high expectations for academic achievement, personal responsibility, and respect.

Our school, with a staff of approximately 70, offers an educational program that gives each student opportunities to excel. Teachers are cognizant of the different needs and learning styles of students. They employ appropriate instructional strategies and practices to deliver a curriculum that is carefully aligned to the South Carolina state standards. Innovative programs such as Reading Renaissance (promotes retention of information while reading at the student’s comfort level), SuccessMaker and KnowledgeBox support the curriculum at Manchester.

Students also participate in chorus, career awareness, drug prevention programs, safety patrol, and peer tutoring. Through our many Service Learning projects, the students learn the benefits of recycling, working with the elderly and conserving our environment.

Parents are actively involved in their children’s education through such organizations as PTA, School Improvement Council, Title I School-wide committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee. Manchester has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for over twenty-five years. The Manchester PTA was awarded the National PTA Parental Involvement School of Excellence Award and the School Improvement Council was named the state winner of the 2004 Dick and Tunky Riley School Improvement Award. Teacher and Staff actively seek ways to financially support our instructional program.

Manchester Elementary Works – for students, staff, families, and the community.

Manchester Points of Pride

Ben Carson Reading Room

Fourth Grade Ramen Noodle Project-Community Outreach for United Ministries

Donor’s Choose-Ms. Jones-Bouncy Bands for Chairs

Children’s Friendship Rock Garden

Talent Show

Little Free Library


Drama Club

Science Lab Assistant Program

Community Outreach SPCA-Food, newspapers, and toys for homeless pets

Participation in the Pinewood Holiday Parade