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      Welcome to Harbison West  Elementary,  

      Home of the Heroes!


      Harbison West Elementary School is one of twelve elementary schools within the award-winning Lexington/Richland School District Five.  Harbison West Elementary serves children from the Columbia area of our attendance zone as well as students from the entire district that attend our Escolares Academy magnet program.  Harbison West feeds into Crossroads Intermediate School, Irmo Middle School and Irmo High School. 


      The mission of Harbison West Elementary is to provide a strong foundation for success that ensures social, emotional and academic growth through a nurturing and engaging environment.


      Harbison West Elementary provides a safe and supportive environment that meets the academic, social and emotional needs of our diverse learners.  Individual needs of our students are met through meaningful, customized learning opportunities in partnership with parents and community members.  Innovative practices including technology, will prepare our students to be productive citizens in a global society.


      Our office hours are 7:15AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday.  Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information.


      Welcome Message from our Principal, Mr. Ed Davis

      Welcome to Harbison West Elementary, home of the Heroes! As we embark on our first year together, let me start by saying that I am honored, grateful and humbled to be joining this learning community. Without exception, everyone has been warm, welcoming, and supportive. 


      With every greeting and introduction, it is clear, that Harbison West is a special place. The faculty and staff are highly trained, dedicated, and caring professionals. We share a vision of pursuing academic excellence in a safe and nurturing environment. We urge parents to collaborate with teachers and administrators to meet the needs of our students. I am truly fortunate to be joining such an amazing school.


      One of the most important components of an exceptional school like Harbison West is the partnership that exist between parents, community and school. Harbison West has a tradition of strong parental and community involvement. Throughout the year, you will have opportunities to continue this tradition in a variety of ways. You can join the PTO, SIC or participate in one of the many events, activities or programs that make our school great.


      Please know that our doors are always open. Please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or stop by our school. I’m looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful Harbison West families and I am confident that this will be an amazing year!