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 activity room.

    Grades served:  K-4

    Hours of Operation: Our day begins at 8:10 a.m. and ends at 2:55 p.m.  Students can not be dropped off before 7:40 a.m.  

    School mascot:  Harrison Huskies

    Enrollment History:  When DHE opened up in August, 2009, there were 280 students in grades k-4, plus 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 of school libraries receiving needed books.