Mission & Vision

  • Welcome!

    We are Ella C Pittman Elementary School. We have been servicing students from this location on 13th Street since 1976. We service approximately 600 students in grades Pre-K through 5 and have about 75 staff members.

    The mission of Pittman's school community is to nurture a positive learning environment embracing high levels of learning for ALL - every child, every adult, every classroom, every day.


Our Principal


  • School hours are 7:45AM-2:35PM.

    • Morning Arrival Expectations
      • School doors open at 7:15AM. Students may not be left unattended at school entrances before this time.
      • Car Rider Line will open at 7:15AM and close at 7:40AM
      • Students arriving after 7:45AM must be brought to the office and signed in by an adult.
      • Students are considered tardy at 7:46AM
      • Unexcused tardies may result in consequences.
    • Afternoon Dismissal Expectations
      • Students will begin to be dismissed from classrooms at 2:30PM.
        • Car riders will begin dismissal at 2:30PM. Car Rider Line Gate will be opened at 2:15PM and closed at 2:45PM.
        • Walkers will then be dismissed.
        • Bus riders will begin dismissal at 2:35PM.
      • Students may not be checked out from the office after 1:55PM.
      • A change of afternoon transportation must be received in the morning via parent note or in person. Change of transportation method WILL NOT be accepted over the phone.

    This year we will be conducting our "Back to School" orientations virtually to provide a safe method for families and students to learn more about our school policies and procedures and obtain any information needed prior to coming to school! This page has been developed to walk you through the orientation process virtually. It is recommended to follow the guidance below to ensure you do not miss anything important! An email/text with Google Meet links will be provided for our Virtual "Back to School Night".


    General Information

    Start Dates

    August 9th: Grades 1-5

    August 12th: PK/K Girls (no parents on campus with students)

    August 13th: PK/K Boys  (no parents on campus with students)

    School Times


    Students cannot be on campus until 7:15am.  Students arriving after 7:45 a.m. are considered tardy and should stop in the office for admittance.


    Please stop by the office if in need of a supply list or reach out to your child's teacher.  On the first day of school, only bring classroom essentials that will be used daily and cleaning supplies as noted on supply lists. 


    All students are required to wear a mask at all times except when eating breakfast and lunch. Gators and handkerchiefs are not allowed per district policy.  We suggest you put an extra mask in a brown paper bag inside of the school bag. Also, make sure all masks have the student’s name on it.

    Morning Drop Off/Afternoon Dismissal

    No parking or dropping off in the front parking lot or grass area unless you have an appointment. Teachers are on duty and may not be available to meet during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal time. The driveway is a bus lane and should not be parked in at any time. Students who are deemed “walker” in JCampus will be the only students allowed to walk onto and off of school grounds.  In the afternoon, walkers should be met by an adult at the front gate.  All other students should be dropped off and picked up via the car rider line accessed from Orchid Drive and 14th Street.


    Pittman Elementary will follow the district’s policies for safety. Please view the JP Schools Strong Start Policy here.

     Grading Policy

    The school year is divided into 4 - 9 week terms.  Number of test grades and participation grades varies by grade level and subject.  Please reach out to your child's teacher for more specific information on grading.


    The school district provides a means to monitor your student’s grades and attendance electronically via the JCAMPUS Student Progress Center.  The information regarding parent/guardian will be provided to students and families at the beginning of the school year.


    A report card will be issued to your child every nine (9) weeks term.  Parents/guardians must sign the report card envelope but may keep the report card document itself. Report card envelopes are expected to be returned the day after they are issued.  The key on the report card will indicate the progress made by your student.


    An interim report will be issued at the midway point of the marking period.  These reports will indicate the current academic progress for your student.  Please note if your student is having academic or behavior issues at this point.

     Meet Your Teachers!

     Virtual "Back to School Night" is August 11, 2021 from 5:30-7:00pm.  Individual Google Meet links will be sent by teachers.