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  Mission Statement  


The mission of W.C. Griggs is to ensure that our students become competent learners with a positive self-image who will be successful at the next level of achievement.  This will be accomplished by a caring, qualified staff, with community support, in a safe orderly environment.


  About The School  

Shining Stars Clubs and Organizations

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Griggs Green Team

Griggs Math Team

Griggs Safety Patrol

Star Chasers Fitness Club

Griggs EYE Club

Griggs Discipline Plan

Griggs Discipline Plan uses positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate behavior while at school.

The History of W.C. Griggs Elementary

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W. C. Griggs Elementary School was organized in 1958. It is named in honor of William C. Griggs.  He began his educational career at the age of twenty-five and served in several different  capacities. He was the principal of Henley High School in Birmingham.  He served as superintendent of  schools in Gadsden and Bessemer, Alabama as well as in Danville, Virginia. In 1926 Mr. Griggs was appointed superintendent of the Mobile County School System for the completion of a term. William Griggs served in the Mobile County Public School System for seventeen years until his retirement in 1944.  He was active in both the community and his local church.  William C. Griggs died on July 6, 1955.

Source:  Mobile Public Library Local History Department (vertical file)


Reading Programs

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Balanced Literacy drives our reading program at W.C. Griggs.

Accelerated Reader is the Reading Enrichment Program used with our students. Students read and take Accelerated Reader test on books from their designated reading level. We are very excited to have Accelerated Reader available through Renaissance online. This allows parents access to student information through a link on the Griggs website.


AMSTI Science and Math

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W.C.Griggs is an AMSTI school.  Our faculty has received specialized training in the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Institute program that is used for Science and Math instruction.

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