Welcome to Sandusky Elementary School's web site! The faculty and staff hope that you will find our web site informative and helpful. We continue to seek ways to increase communication with our parents. Working together as a team, we know that we can provide the best possible educational experience for our children.
In the latter half of the 1950s the growth that Lynchburg sustained as a result of opening its doors to two large new industries began to spread across the rolling pasturelands of the Sandusky area. The need for a school in this location was so apparent that the School Board and City Council approved plans for Sandusky Elementary in July 1963. Construction was begun in March 1964 with the first section—now housing first and second grades—was completed and opened in September of that year.
Sandusky Elementary School is located in the southwestern part of Lynchburg, Virginia near historic Sandusky House, which was built in 1810 and used during the Civil War as headquarters by Union General David T. Hunter during the unsuccessful raid on Lynchburg in June 1864. The house and school get their name from an Indian word meaning "By the cool water."
Sandusky Elementary serves students coming from a wide area of Lynchburg in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school offers a comprehensive special education program in addition to a well-balanced regular education program. The faculty and staff are dedicated to providing the best education possible to the students and work tirelessly to meet the needs of a diverse school population. The school enjoys strong support from parents and community volunteers.
Our mission statement reads, "Being aware of the uniqueness and potential of each student, the entire Sandusky Elementary family will cooperatively strive throughout the elementary years to develop the whole child into a responsible, productive, and successful student."