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History of Talbott School

    The old Talbott school building was a two room school building when it was built in 1920.
The first year of classes started in 1921, having four grammar grades in each room.
In 1922, two additional rooms were added for high school, however, the school later
failed to meet state requirements for high school and high school students.
The students  were then transported to Jefferson City High.

The first school in the Talbott Community was called Mt. Pleasant School.  In 1921, the citizens of Talbott saw a need for a new, more centrally located school building.  The citizens became very interested and involved.  The people were so anxious and excited they raised $4,000 and volunteered free work to build Talbott Elementary School, and a brick kiln was made where the building is now standing.  That same year, the school opened as a four room school that accommodated first through tenth grades.  There were four teachers elected to the Talbott School, with D.W. Kinsey of Maryville being the first principal of the school. Some people today still remember the horses and shovels that were used in the construction of the school and the enthusiasm shown from the people of the community. In 1933, the ninth and tenth grade students were moved to the Jefferson County High School , leaving the Talbott school as a grammar school.  This small school served the community until 1963.  At this time, the presently known Talbott Elementary School opened with five teachers and serving grades 1-8.

Family and Community Engagement Plan

Family and Community Engagement Plan

Talbott Elementary School 2018-2019

Talbott Elementary will use the following means to provide timely and effective communication with parents and families:

·         Our “One Call” phone system which is utilized to leave a 60 second message on one parent or guardian phone per student.

·         We utilize our updated website found at   This site contains all faculty email addresses for easy access.  It also contains articles highlighting school activities and student work.

·         Administration sends home a monthly school calendar and informative flyer. 

·         Teachers send home classroom newsletters.

·         Teachers will utilize apps to generate group texts.

·         Parent/School/Student Compacts are utilized at Talbott Elementary to outline responsibilities for each party in the process of achieving student success.

·         Parent-Teacher Conferences are held in the fall and spring semesters.

  • Parents are encouraged to send a note, email, call, or drop by the school when a concern arises.

·         A marquee in the front of the school is used to remind families of important upcoming events.

  • Home visits are conducted through collaboration with our Family Resource Center.  Our pre-k teachers conduct two home visits a year per student as a pre-k initiative

·         Our PTO will establish a Facebook page as another outlet for information.

·         School counselor provides a referral form for parents to refer their children when needs arise.

·         School counselor provides a list of community resources to families.

·         Families are given timely reports on progress with report cards every 9 weeks and mid-terms between each 9 week reporting period.


Talbott Elementary will use the following means as way to involve parents and families in the activities of the school as well as in the learning process of their child:


·         Monthly Parent Workshops will begin in October with the intent to teach academic interventions to parents.

·         Talbott Elementary will train volunteers on appropriate discipline and FERPA along with health and safety measures.

·         Volunteers are used in a variety of ways such as, but not limited to: one-on-one and small group tutoring, chaperoning field trips, classroom assistance, and lunch room duty.

·         Talbott Elementary hosts family literacy events in the fall and spring to encourage students and families to embrace reading and learning outside the classroom. Dinner will be provided at these events.

·         Talbott Elementary holds an Open House at the beginning of each year in order for students and parents to meet and greet faculty.

·         PTO sponsors and runs a fall festival during which time students and families have refreshments, play games, and win prizes.

·         Talbott Elementary will establish a parent as a member of the school leadership team.