David Harrison Elementary

About Our School

  • Overview: The 58,980-square-foot building is constructed on 72 acres in southwest Springfield. It includes 20 classrooms, a spacious library and media center, four conference rooms, and an activity room.

    Grades served:  K-4

    Hours of Operation: Our day begins at 8:10 AM.  Students can not be dropped off before 7:40 AM.  Our day ends at 3:10 PM.

    Tiered Transportation System 

    School mascot:  Harrison Huskies

    Enrollment History:  When DHE opened up in August 2009, there were 280 students in grades k-4, a junior kindergarten classroom, and two early childhood special education classes.

    Namesake: David L. Harrison, author, and former school board president, has written over 70 children’s books and has been a strong advocate for Springfield Public Schools’ libraries.  He initiated “Reading Roundup,” which resulted in many school libraries receiving needed books.