Fall River Elementary

Educating students today for tomorrow


  • FRE Beliefs:  
    • All students can learn.
    • Families and communities are an important part of the learning process. 
    • Continuous student growth is key to success 
    • To increase WV Accountability Index proficiency rate by 2% in reading and math as measured by the state assessment.
    • To promote a culture of high expectations through positive relationship building among staff, parents, and students by increasing our communication with parents by 3% as measured by the WVDE Parent School Climate Survey. 
    • To increase our overall average attendance by 2% from the previous year. 


  • We love you Mrs. Phillips!

    Dear Fall River families and our surrounding communities, On behalf of our entire school family we appreciate everyone's prayers, thoughts, phone calls, messages, and out pouring of love. We were blessed today to join together as a staff to grieve and to remember Mrs. Phillips and the joy she brought to everyone who had the pleasure to meet her. We want to use our break as a time of remembrance and healing. All school activities and announcements will be addressed when we return to school on April 24th. Thank you again for your love and support.

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  • BILLBOARD WINNER!! Congratulations to Ethan Riggs and his family for winning McDowell County's Billboard contest to promote families sharing a meal together!

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  • Introduction

    Welcome to Fall River Elementary School, home of the Falcons! Our school is located in a small, rural community in McDowell County, WV. The school population consists of 150 Pre-K through 5th grade students and 26 faculty and staff. Fall River’s mission is “Educating Students Today for Tomorrow.” At Fall River, we set high expectations for all of our students both in academics and behavior. We believe that building relationships between students, family and community is the key factor for students to achieve academic excellence and strong interpersonal skills. Feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself with any questions or concerns. 304-656-7665

    Lori Howington, Principal

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