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About Blountstown Elementary School

Jonetta Dawson- Principal

Carylee Bailey- Assistant Principal

History of BES

Blountstown Elementary School was built in 1970.  It was designed by Charles A. Gaskin, Architect, and built by Dyson Contracting, Incorporated. Before it was built, the elementary students went to school where the present day middle school sits.  The cost was a little over $638,000.  This site was chosen over two other land parcels, as the best suited for an elementary school.  

Howard Johnson, Sr. was superintendant of schools at the time.  There were about 600 students enrolled in grades kindergarten through 6th grade.  

On October 10th, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida and traveled Northeast over Calhoun County.  Blountstown Elementary School was irreparably damaged and students were separated onto two campuses; BES 1 at the original site, and BES 2 on Mainstreet.  A new Blountstown Elementary School will be constructed on the original site.  

K-1st Grade (BES 1)

20883 N.E. Fuller Warren Drive

Blountstown, Florida 32424

850-674-8234, ext 370


Pre-K, 2nd-5th Grade (BES 2)

17586 Main St North

Blountstown, FL 32424

Phone: 850/674-8234

Fax: 850/674-8844

Mission and Vision


Because we believe in the potential of all children, we at Blountstown Elementary School are
dedicated to creating a safe place where all children: know they are cared for, develop respect for
themselves and others, understand they are accountable for their own choices, gain a sense of
responsibility for their environment, and accept the challenge to learn. This is our mission.


Our vision is that Blountstown Elementary School will produce life long learners. Blountstown

Elementary School believes that:

*Students' learning needs should be the chief priority and primary focus of decisions impacting the

work of the school.

*Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community share the responsibility for advancing the

school's mission.

*A student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and

between students and staff.

*A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

*Each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.

*The commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to

become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.