Lacey Spring Elementary School


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.

Location and Map

8621 North Valley Pike

Harrisonburg, VA 22802

Google Map

Letter from Mrs. May – Principal

Dear Students and Parents,

WELCOME BACK! I am so happy that another school year has begun, and I greatly look forward to working with you and your child this year. We have so many wonderful activities taking place here at Lacey Spring:

*Mindfulness Mondays

*Wellness Wednesdays/Taste Testing of New Foods

*Fitness Fridays

*Walk to School Days

*School Garden

*After School Clubs and Activities

*Jump Rope Team

*Girls on the Run

*PTA Events

*Morning News Show

As you can see, we continue to provide enjoyable, engaging, and educational activities for your child(ren).

We also use a Restorative Justice Approach to discipline, and each morning, our students are part of their classroom’s Community Circles. These practices help students to communicate in healthy and positive ways.

Please continue to reach out to us if you have any comments, concerns, or suggestions.

Tammy May


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.