Our School

Exterior of Lacey Spring Elementary School

Lacey Spring Elementary School is a Rockingham County Public School that serves Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grade students. About 220 students are enrolled this year!

We believe that education is a joint effort between parents, the staff at Lacey Spring, and the community. We appreciate all the parents, students, and volunteers that come to help us educate our children. Enter the office through the front door where you will sign in and receive a visitor’s tag to wear while you are in our school.

8621 North Valley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22802

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A Note from the Principal

Hello Lacey family!

I hope this letter finds you happy, healthy, and ready to start back to school. As I look towards this new year, I continue to be grateful for the students, staff, community, and parents as we have worked closely together to make great things happen for our school. Our school continues to sparkle as a result of the hard work and dedication of our custodial staff. The teachers are also gearing up for safe, eye appealing, and enjoyable classroom environments.

School hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The school day starts at 8:20 a.m. Students will be ready for pick-up in the parent pick up lane by 2:55 p.m.

If your child has an appointment and you need to pick them up early from school, please send in a note in the morning letting the secretary know so she can bring your child to the office. Please park in the front parking lot and come to the school's office to sign your child out there.

Please call the office NO LATER than 2:00 p.m. if you need to pick your child up from school early. We need plenty of time to let the teacher know and get your child to the office in time for you to pick up.

Due to some generous donations from local businesses, churches, and other individuals, your child’s school supplies have again been provided for your child. You will need to provide headphones and a water bottle for your child please.

Again, your child will receive a specially designed t-shirt, but classroom teachers will be getting your child’s size before we order. These will arrive sometime in September. We will also send home order forms for families if you wish to order one of these special shirts. Braden Sinnett, who was a 5th grader last year, designed the front logo of the shirts. Local businesses have paid to place their logos on the backs of the shirts which has helped to pay for the shirts for your child. If you happen to patronize one of the businesses, be sure to wear your Lacey shirt and tell them, “THANK YOU!”

Lacey Spring Elementary School’s PTO is also gearing up for some enjoyable family activities and fundraisers. Be on the lookout for information from this hardworking group. As a Lacey parent, you are automatically a member of the PTO. Thank you in advance for supporting this group and our wonderful school.

I wish you well, and I look so forward to seeing you soon!!

Mrs. May, Principal

School Motto

We strive to work towards healthy bodies, healthy minds, and healthy relationships.

School Philosophy

We believe:

Every child is entitled to a well-planned, well-organized, and well-implemented instructional program in a warm and supportive classroom setting. It is designed to:

  • build the self-confidence and self-esteem of students.

  • give children opportunities to develop their unique skills, communication, and leadership abilities.

  • help children to understand that learning is lifelong and that the skills of "learning how to learn" are critical throughout the whole school program.

  • prepare children for a technological future through the use of technology in the classroom and school.

  • prepare children to be creative thinkers and problem solvers.


The first public school at Lacey Spring was built on a hill overlooking the spring in 1884. The principal of this school was John W. Taylor, who had operated a private school in the area since the late 1860′s. The school was well-known throughout Rockingham County and offered an advanced course of study which included modern and ancient languages and higher mathematics.

During the first decade of this century, citizens of the Lacey Spring community began to see a need to replace the aging original structure and appealed to the county school board for funds to erect a new school. The second Lacey Spring school was built on a lot south of the village and opened in January, 1919. The school operated at its new location until May of 1953, when the school was closed and the students bused to Linville-Edom and Broadway.

In 1987, the Rockingham County School Board, in order to relieve crowded conditions at Plains Elementary School and Linville-Edom Elementary School, chose a site at Lacey Spring for a new school. In September, 1989, the new Lacey Spring Elementary opened its doors and became the third public school to serve the Lacey Spring community

During its first six years, Lacey Spring experienced rapid growth, growing from 370 to 410 students. A mobile unit was added to provide additional classroom space. In the spring of 1995, the school board decided to alleviate the space problems at Lacey Spring by redistricting and sending 110 students to Plains Elementary and 30 students to Linville Edom Elementary. In October 2006, the Rockingham County School Board voted to approve the construction of a new elementary school on the Montevideo Middle School site. Redistricting was done and in August 2008 approximately 75 students from Lacey Spring Elementary were sent to the new Cub Run Elementary School. Lacey Spring Elementary received approximately 40 students from Plains Elementary. The current enrollment at LSES is approximately 220 students.

Community Partners

We would like to thank all our business partners for supporting our school!

Leadership Throughout the Years

Larry Huffman (1989-1998)
Donna Robinson (1998-2018)
Tammy May (2018-Present)