About Us

Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary (CSF) is a small, rural schoolA look around Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary located just south of the North Carolina state line near Chesnee, SC. The school population was originally served by two schools, Cooley Springs Elementary and Fingerville Elementary. When the new school was constructed, these two schools were consolidated into the present-day Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary. CSF serves approximately 400 students. The school serves students in four-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade and is a proud Title I School.

At CSF, we are committed to the highest levels of learning for all students by engaging them in a rigorous learning environment focused on the South Carolina State Standards in all core content areas. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where all children can experience and celebrate their successes. We meet the needs of our students in a safe and innovative learning environment to prepare our students for the world in which they live. At Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary School, our mission is to empower students in a nurturing environment in order to inspire lifelong learning.

To increase student readiness and develop world class skills, the staff of CSF continually emphasizes authentic learning opportunities for students. Our students become critical thinkers and problem solvers through engaging learning experiences and guided instruction. Technology is an important part of our students’ academic success. Students have a personal iPad to utilize vetted digital tools to personalize their learning paths. Academic enrichment programs are offered before, during, and after school. The use of other strategies to ensure our students’ success are Leveled Literacy Intervention, Orton Gillingham Phonics, Bridges Math Intervention, Reflex Math, STEM integration, Response to Intervention in both reading and math, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

Our students are engaged in our positive behavior system to encourage growth with life and career skills. CSF offers many engaging activities that promote student success and instill strong interpersonal skills and perseverance. Some of these activities include Kids Club, academic and behavior recognition programs, before and after school clubs, enriched art opportunities, onsite and hands on learning experiences, and various family involvement events.

At Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary, we continuously strive to work together to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for our students. Communication and collaboration among all stakeholders is vitally important to a positive, vibrant sense of community at CSF. We are thankful for the support we receive from our families and the surrounding community. Each day we embrace our challenges and celebrate our successes. We believe that all students can learn at the highest level. Every student matters. Every moment counts.
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