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Mission

  • York Elementary will uphold the commitment to raise student achievement utilizing collaboration of staff and students addressing the researched-based best practices in the educational process. York Elementary will continue to be a leader in developing technologically confident students.

History

  • York Elementary School, located in northwest Springfield, was constructed in 1911. It was named after William York, a disabled Civil War veteran, who circulated a petition in the fall of 1910 requesting the construction of a school in that area. The following is a timeline of the school's development.

    1911:  Original building was 8, 459 sq. ft. consisting of four classrooms and one basement room.

    1923:  Annexed into Springfield Public Schools R-12 District

    1930:  Addition of 7,782 sq. ft. including five classrooms and restrooms.

    1954:  Addition of 11, 061 sq. ft. consisting of four classrooms and a multipurpose room.

    1967:  Addition of 4,153 sq. ft. for two kindergarten classrooms and one regular classroom.

    1991:  Addition of a learning resource center and two classrooms.