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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 preschool to fifth grade children from the Columbia area of our attendance zone as well as students from the entire district that attend our Escolares Academy Academic magnet program.  Our preschool program at Harbison West has received NAEYC Accreditation.  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. Randy Norman

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Harbison West Elementary School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such an extraordinary educational community.  At Harbison West, we Believe all Heroes must go through the process of Believing and Growing before they can Soar. One of the most important components of this process is the partnership between home and school. Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established at HWES by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, academic skills, the use of data to drive instruction, and to provide consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students' achievements. We encourage you to participate in your child’s school experience by attending conferences, volunteering, joining the PTO, coming to school events, and making suggestions to the School Improvement Council.


    All of us at Harbison West Elementary School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best school year ever.  This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors, teachers, students and parents are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.  


    I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Harbison West Elementary School meet their goals and have a successful school year!  Thank you for your support as we continue to Believe, Grow and Soar together.

    Best Regards,

    Randy Norman