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The Principals Office


Mission Statement.

South Topsail Elementary School is committed to providing an academically focused, stimulating learning atmosphere which promotes student mastery of basic skills. The staff acknowledges its responsibility for insuring that the highest quality of instruction occurs in every classroom. Unique developmental needs of children are the basis of the school's curriculum and teaching methods. The school's mission is to instill the timeless virtues of perseverance, respect, honesty, responsibility and a positive self-esteem, enabling children to become productive members of a changing society

School History

In 1955 Annandale School was built for grades 1-8. In 1968 it was renamed Topsail Elementary School and served grades 1-5. In 1979 the school's name changed to Topsail Primary School and served Kindergarten through second grade. In 1992 a new structure containing classroom wings, a multi-purpose area, an office suite and a cafeteria were built and now house grades Kindergarten through fifth grade.

In January of 1998, as a result of rapid growth in the Hampstead area, the school was split into 2 schools and North Topsail Elementary opened its new site . The South Topsail school remained in the existing building through the end of the school year. During the summer of 1998, a brand new facility was completed for South Topsail Elementary, on Hoover Road, just in time for the first day of classes in August while Topsail Middle School moved into the old elementary school building. Now, in a brand new building, South Topsail Elementary still retains the faculty and staff that helped earn recognition as a North Carolina School of Distinction in 1998.



Principal Cora Jones
Assistant Principal Harry Griffin
Counselor Donna Noland
Social Worker Rene Jones
Secretary Janet Hayes
SIMS Clerk Yashica Mills
Librarian Annette Oppegaard
Library Assistant Angie Parker
Occupational Therapist Lisa Kellums
Custodial Staff Phillip Rhodes
  Bernard Howell
  Marsha Sharpless
Cafeteria Staff Annie Mitchell
  Charlene Rhodes
  Catherine Shepard
Teaching Staff  



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