Owens Elementary opened its doors for students in the fall of 1947. As the years have come and gone many changes have been made in our school. For years we served students in grades one through nine. In 1975, Owens was one of two pilot kindergarten programs in Limestone County making us Kindergarten through ninth grade. As the school population increased, our ninth graders were moved to West Limestone School (K-12) and Owens became a K-8 school. Our attendance steadily increased over the next two years. In 1991 our seventh and eight graders were also moved to West Limestone School making Owens an elementary school with children in grades K-6.
Owens Elementary is located on AL Highway 99, six miles northwest of the city of Athens in Limestone County, Alabama. The school property consists of 18 acres. The school building houses approximately 500 students in twenty-five homeroom sections. Along with a curriculum of core courses, our school offers classes in ESL, speech pathology, ED, music, art and band.
The Owens Elementary faculty, administration, and staff believes that our primary purpose is to prepare each child to become a productive citizen by providing him with a challenging curriculum in a safe environment. We take pride in providing a safe and clean learning environment for our students.
The faculty and staff of Owens Elementary are highly motivated and qualified. We have a good mix of youthful enthusiasm and mature experience. All our staff members continually strive to improve themselves professionally through various in-services programs, workshops and graduate-level courses.