Batesburg-Leesville Primary School
800 Summerland Avenue
Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina 29006
Telephone (803) 532-4452
Fax (803) 532-4453

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Overall School Facts

Student Enrollment: 580
Grades: K-4 through Grade 2
Administrators: 2
Teachers (certified personnel): 40
Support Staff: 17 teaching assistants, 2 secretaries, 5 maintenance workers

Principal’s Message

Batesburg-Leesville Primary School is fortunate to have a dedicated staff to meet the needs of the children from age three through grade two in our community. It is exciting to see these young students walk through the doors of our school eager to learn. We feel privileged to give them their first school experience.

Naturally our emphasis is on safety these days. Providing a safe environment for our students is our first priority. Safety drills are held monthly to prepare children and staff members for any disaster that might happen. Locked doors are essential to keep traffic out of the building. Visitors are instructed to sign in and wear a badge revealing their destinations in the building.

The School Improvement Council and PTO are actively involved in planning for the future of Batesburg-Leesville Primary School. Business Partners are a vital part of the day to day operation of the school.

Mission Statement

The mission of Batesburg-Leesville Primary School is to prepare the young children of this district to reach their highest potential. The partnership with the home, school, and the community provides a nurturing environment that sparks a desire for the children to become lifelong learners.

School Facility

Batesburg-Leesville Primary School was opened in August of 1984 with abundant space for the population of the young children at that time. As the years have passed and the community has grown, two separate additions have provided adequate space for the changes in the curriculum including the reduction in class size. With the implementation of full day kindergarten, space again was limited.  In the fall of 2001, we opened a new wing which houses three K4 classrooms and two K5 classrooms as well as a spacious PE/Multipurpose Room.

The unique style of architecture at Batesburg-Leesville Primary School has received several awards for those who designed the building. Meticulous maintenance has kept the building looking good over the years making it appear younger than it is. We are very proud of this building.


  • Handicapped Accessibility
  • Air-conditioning
  • All Classrooms have Internet connections
  • Two NCS computer labs
  • Media Center
  • Cafeteria
  • Ample playground with equipment provided by the PTO
  • Physical Education Activity Room


Community Involvement

  • School Improvement Council – Mrs. Paula Edwards, Chairperson
  • BLPS PTO – Mr. James Fender, President
  • Volunteer Program – Mrs. Nancy Buzhardt, Coordinator
  • Quarterly Panther Achievement Awards
  • Business Partner Program
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Yearly Open House
  • Jump Rope for Heart for Second Grade
  • Family Reading,  and Math/Science Nights


Special Programs / Features

  • Red Ribbon Week
  • Student Awards each Quarter
  • Awards Luncheon
  • Just Say No Club for Second Grade
  • Coins for Kids ( collection of money for the Salvation Army)
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Jump Rope for Heart
  • Birthday Recognition for Students and Teachers
  • Employee of the Week Recognition