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  Mission Statement  


New Bethel Elementary exists to prepare students to apply what they have learned, problem solve, and make wise choices so that they ultimately become successful, productive citizens. 



New Bethel Elementary is committed to the academic excellence of every student by providing opportunities for successful completion of high education standards, in a safe, supportive environment. This mission will be accomplished through cooperative involvement of parents, teachers and community.


Core Beliefs 

  • New Bethel Elementary believes all students should have the ability to learn;
  • New Bethel Elementary believes student learning is supported by a safe and secure learning environment.
  • New Bethel Elementary believes supportive learning environments, along with challenging opportunities, are crucial elements to learning.
  • New Bethel Elementary believes individual needs of each student should be recognized and met.

  About The School  

History of New Bethel

New Bethel was built on its present site in 1915. The original structure was a two room wood constructed building. Mr. Charlie Chambers served as the first principal at New Bethel. The first teachers' home in the state of ALabama was constructed at New Bethel School in 1916 but was destroyed by fire in 1918.   Donald Isom was principal of New Bethel in the early 1920's.  The original building burned in February, 1924. A new building was constructed but again was destroyed by fire in the 1950's. 

In the early years, classes were taught from First grade through Eleventh grade. As transportation improved, the  Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth grades were moved to Tuscumbia City Schools. New Bethel was then called New Bethel Junior High School.("Olden Times of Colbert and Franklin Counties in Alabama" Compiled by Joyce Mitchell)

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