870 Casteel Road
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone: 678-594-8287
FAX: 678-594-8289

General Information About Still Elementary

 

Our Vision: At Still Elementary, All Leaders are Learners!

Our Mission: Soaring To InStill a Love of Learning

We Believe:

  • All students and staff can grow and change as life-long learners through balance of personal development and self-education.
  • As an effective school, we model, foster, and develop integrity to achieve the highest level of excellence for our diverse community of learners.
  • Learning can be fun!

Our School History

Still Elementary is a K-5 school located in West Cobb County. In 2002, Still celebrated twenty-five years of learning and has undergone many changes during its history. The changes have been the results of being located in rapidly growing area of the school district. Still remains a neighborhood school that benefits from strong parental involvement and community support. A twenty-one classroom addition was completed in 2007-08 to accommodate expected growth in student enrollment in the West Cobb area.

Still Elementary is named for Mrs. Viola Walden Still, a life long resident of western Cobb County and an educator for 45 years. Mrs. Still's attitude toward the teaching profession is best exemplified by her own words:

"If I had my life to live over, I would teach school. There is no profession more challenging, more important, or more enjoyable than helping mold the character and thinking of our future leaders."

Ancestors of Mrs. Viola Walden Still were among the first settlers in Cobb County. Viola Walden was born here in 1895. Miss Walden graduated in 1913 as an honor student in the first graduating class of the Seventh District A&M (now McEachern High School). She was awarded a full scholarship to college but was not allowed to attend at that time. During her years of teaching, she attended afternoon and evening classes and summer sessions to obtain her college diploma. At the age of 60, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Oglethorpe University.

The Cobb County Board of Education voted unanimously to name the new West Cobb Elementary School on Casteel Road in memory of Mrs. Viola Walden Still. Still Elementary was built in 1979 at a cost of approximately $1.5 million. In the fall of that year, it began operation as an 18-classroom school. Mr. Charles Sprayberry was principal. There were 444 students and 23 staff members.

Several new elementary schools have been built over the years to relieve overcrowding at Still Elementary. The community has also grown in diversity as new residential and business development continues in the area. A large upscale shopping area opened in the community. Hillgrove High School and Lovinggood Middle School opened down the street from Still to accommodate student enrollment growth in our attendance zone, in 2007. Still students now feed solely into one feeder pattern in this cluster of schools. These changes have brought with them both many opportunities to work collaboratively through vertical teaming with the secondary schools and to develop partnerships with community businesses and organizations. In 2008-09, consolidation of the D/HH (Deaf/Hard Of Hearing) programs from two local schools has added D/HH students to our current enrollment.

The enrollment is 750 students, for the 2016-17 school year. All students live in single dwelling homes. Of Still's student 23 % are Black, 3% are Asian, 59 % are White, 9% Hispanic, and 6% are multi-racial. Food and Nutrition Services report that 21% of Still students receive free or reduced meals. 14% receive special education services including speech language services. Statistics are pulled from The Georgia Schools Report. Click here to see Ga Dept of Ed College and Career Ready PErformance Indicator.