Building Bristol's Future, One Student at a Time
Highland View Elementary School

Highland View is fully accredited 2015-2016!!
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Welcome and thank you for visiting our Highland View Elementary School website.  We invite you to look through our pages for information you may need to become acquainted with our school programs, faculty, and staff.



Highland View is a pre-k through fifth grade facility serving approximately 200 students and families.  We affectionately consider our building to be the Grand Dame of Bristol.  She is the oldest elementary school in the Bristol Virginia Public School system, but with each school day she grows in character and charm.  Our faculty and staff manage their classrooms with this concept in mind and treat all students like family!


The Highland View faculty and staff strongly believe that student physical, social, and mental health, along with proper nutrition; contribute to academic success, life-long learning and more healthy lifestyles.  Empowered by our supportive school board and superintendent, they facilitate several programs dedicated to giving our students every advantage possible to reach their fullest potentials.


Highland View Elementary School has an early morning Bearcat Running Club that meets at 7:20 a.m. each morning Monday through Thursday. This club is designed to encourage physical fitness, provide social support, and group work ethic to build the spirit of team work.  Students in second grade to fifth grade are encouraged to participate.  Parents and family members of our club members are encouraged to walk/run with the students.  Morning transportation must be provided by families.


In addition to the Running Club, our faculty and staff offer a comprehensive After School program for students in kindergarten to fifth grade.  This program is offered Monday through Thursday with selected activities for certain grade levels on Friday. The program extends the school day from 3:00-5:00 p.m. with transportation provided by BVPS buses on normally scheduled routes.  The After School program begins after the Labor Day holiday this year.  Look for additional information about the After School program which will be sent home in the student’s daily folders.


Thank you for visiting the Highland View website.  If you have suggestions or comments, please do not hesitate to call and let us know how we may be of assistance to you and your family.


Our goal is to “Be the Difference” in our student’s and families’ lives in 2015-2016!



Pamela L. Smith





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1405 Eads Avenue
Bristol, VA 24201

Principal - Pam Smith
Secretary - Ashley Sherfey

276-821-5711 (Fax)

Information-Snow Line: 276-821-5999

Mission Statement

Bristol Virginia Public Schools, in partnership with students, families, and community, promotes educational excellence through rigorous programs to inspire thoughtful, productive, and contributing citizens for the 21st Century. 


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Mrs. Barbara Gammon Highland View's Teacher of the Year!

Barbara Gammon Teacher of Year

Exciting News

Thanks to Dorothy McAuliffe's initiative to eliminate childhood hunger, Highland View is now participating in a NO COST breakfast and lunch program! All students, Pre-K-fifth grade, are encouraged to take advantage of the nutritious breakfast and lunch trays at no charge. Children who wish to share their trays with others may do so if they have already eaten at home or packed a lunch. This is a wonderful opportunity for our children to feed their bodies and minds for learning.

Highland view is also participating in a Food Recovery program to help students who may have additional nutritional needs. Items that have not been opened by students will be directly stored in a locked container, refrigerator, or freezer for later use. Our goals are to see that food waste is decreased, children are fed nutritious meals and snacks, and that they remain healthy and ready to learn.

We are in this together and need your support!

 Do you know anyone willing to donate a refrigerator or freezer to help us store cold items?

 Do you have containers/totes to store unrefrigerated items?

 Would you talk with your child(ren) about taking a cafeteria tray at breakfast and lunch? Please encourage them to put any unwanted food items on our "share table" for others that may still be hungry.

Both of these programs have the potential to improve our school and community. By working together, we can reach our goals and celebrate success together.


Calendar Events:

Have a wonderful summer!

We are very excited to welcome Officer Mike Danser to Highland View! He is our new School Resource Officer.

Officer Danser

Welcome to our new fifth grade teacher Mrs. Alyssa Hunt! 

Mrs. Hunt

Also another big welcome to    Mrs. Robin Downes our new kindergarten teacher!



Mrs. Downes





Communities in Schools Coordinator for Highland View is Mrs. Carrie Goss.






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