Our School

Red Mill Elementary School opened in 1989 under the leadership of principal David Portis and assistant principal Charles Grindle. The school draws students from a mix of suburban, rural, and beachfront areas. Red Mill has about 700 students from preschool through 5th grade.

Mission Statement

Red Mill Elementary promotes educational excellence, within a safe and nurturing environment, while encouraging everyone to achieve his/her full potential.

  1. We believe educators and parents should strive to make children feel good about themselves and their work.
  2. We believe teachers and parents should recognize the uniqueness of every child and encourage each to achieve his/her full potential.
  3. We believe that providing a caring and safe learning environment will promote a high level of academic success.
  4. We believe there should be flexibility and creativity in teaching strategies and methods in order to reach all children.
  5. We believe that effective communication between school and home will enhance a child's education.
  6. We believe teachers and parents should strive to be positive role models for children.
  7. We believe that a climate of mutual respect among teachers, parents, and students fosters optimum learning.
  8. We believe schools should promote a commitment to excellence through strong instructional leadership.