The Gold Standard in Education; The Foundation of Our Community.

McKell Elementary Bulldogs
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Daniel Gullett, Principal
Heather Bond, Assistant Principal
28978 US 23 HWY
South Shore, KY

McKell Elementary Home

Welcome to McKell Elementary School

McKell Elementary is located in the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky along U.S. 23 in South Shore, Kentucky. We enroll approximately 460 students in grades pre-K through 5th, and employ a staff of 60. We offer services that range from addressing the needs of gifted to those at-risk. Elective course offerings include: media, technology, guidance, physical education, art and music.

 21st Century is an after school option, offering assistance with academics and enrichment opportunities.  Recently we have been fortunate to add a 21st Century Basketball program on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The family youth service center is dedicated to removing non-academic barriers by offering a unique blend of programs. Students in need receive help with school supplies, clothing & dental care.

We have established a number of collaborative relationships throughout the community. The Mason’s donate items to promote academic achievement and assist with attendance incentives. Shawnee University provides a local pool of future educators. We work with their student teachers and practicum students. The Greenup 4H staff assists students with entries at the county fair and facilitates public speaking projects at school. The Kentucky Department of Wildlife sends a forest ranger to engage students on topics associated with social studies and science. We employ two part time staff through Americorp and the ACTC ready to work program.

Our Vision: “TEAM”, Together Everyone Accomplishes More.

Our Mission: Students will graduate from McKell Elementary with the skills necessary for middle school as they journey towards college and career readiness.


1. A safe learning environment

2. An engaging classroom that meets the academic and social needs of every individual.

3. 21st Century skills

4. Partnerships with our stakeholders

MES Policies

Policies adopted by the site based decision making council and/or board of education. These policies may also be found in front of student planners.

Student Handbook

Upcoming Events


Breakfast with Santa

Sat Dec 4 2021

WMS Choir Winter Concert

Tue Dec 7 2021

GCHS Semester Exams

Tue Dec 14 2021
to Fri Dec 17 2021

Christmas Break

Mon Dec 20 2021
to Fri Dec 31 2021

Holiday - No School

Mon Jan 17 2022
to Fri Dec 31 2021

Professional Development - No School

Mon Feb 21 2022
to Fri Dec 31 2021

Professional Development - No School

Fri Mar 25 2022
to Fri Dec 31 2021

Spring Break

Mon Apr 4 2022
to Fri Apr 8 2022
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