News and Events

District Accreditation Parent Survey

In order to determine how Richland One is meeting its mission, parents are invited to participate in a survey.

To complete the survey, go to


Satchel Ford Information

Our Mission:
We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

School Hours

Satchel Ford hours during the school year:
Monday- Friday
7:05a.m. Building Opens
7:30a.m. Instruction Begins
2:30p.m. Dismissal

Please call the school office at 738-7209 with any questions or concerns.

Daily Announcements

K-5 Career Fair
On March 27, Satchel Ford held a Career Fair for all students. Check out some pictures from our event!

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Please read the attached procedures for morning  arrival and afternoon dismissal.


Want to know more about our school fundraisers/activities and how you can volunteer?
Check out the PTO website!



OVER THE COUNTER medications can no longer be administered at school without a WRITTEN MEDICAL ORDER (PRESCRIPTION).

South Carolina law now requires school nurses to have a medical order from a health care provider for ALL medications administered to students.

This change goes into effect August 1, 2013.

Please see more details regarding this change on the main RSD1 website Home Page.

If you have questions or need a form to complete, please contact the school nurse.

Awards & Recognitions

The following 1st graders have joined the 100 Book Club!
Students are encouraged to read every day and these students have read 100 books!!
As each student joins the 100 Book Club, they are announced and celebrated on the Morning News Show. 
At the end of the school year, students that are in the 100 Book Club will receive a t-shirt and get invited to a special presentation to celebrate their accomplishment.

Daniel Treece, Teacher of the Year
Sue Scott, Classified Employee of the Year

Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 24
Faculty Follies
Tue, May 6 - Fri, May 9
PASS Testing
Tuesday, May 6
Marco's Pizza Night
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday, May 14
Spirit Day/Box Tops Store
Thursday, May 15
Baskins Robbins Night

From the Interim Principal

Dear SFES Parent or Guardian: 

It is with great honor and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Interim Principal of Satchel Ford Elementary School. I have been very fortunate to have had the experience of working in various capacities throughout my 12 years in education: assistant principal, certified K-8 teacher, basketball and volleyball coach, Athletic Coordinator, District Recruiter, and team leader/department chair. However, the one experience that I am most proud of has been serving as the assistant principal for two years at Satchel Ford. It has been with great pleasure that I served the school and community in continuing to make Satchel Ford, a great place where students receive a quality education. I am elated to bring my skills as an instructional leader to Satchel Ford. I look forward to working with you in maintaining high expectations for our students and staff to ensure your child’s success. 

For the 2013-2014 school year, the faculty will continue to focus on literacy instruction using the work of Lucy Calkins, the founding director of Columbia University’s Teacher College Writing Project. In addition, the faculty will participate in professional development sessions on integrating instructional technology into the classroom. We will expand our professional development arena and place a focus on developing student centered project teams. For example: Technology Clubs, Dance Clubs, Student Wellness, Book Clubs, Greenhouse, Satchel Ford Sensations, Girls on the Run, Knitting/Crocheting and Recycling to name a few. Teachers will become facilitators and introduce students to projects that will empower them to become team players, independent thinkers, creative, and productive. We will participate in professional book studies and conduct ongoing research to better understand the achievement gap. 

Satchel Ford has been longstanding in academics and will continue to be recognized for its scholarly achievements. Once again, we have received the Palmetto Gold Award for outstanding student academic performance. Our recognition extends from being an Arts in Basic Curriculum (ABC) School by the South Carolina Arts Commission to being a seventh year recipient of the SC State Department of Education’s Distinguished Arts (DAP) grant. We are very proud of our Braves Arts Steering Committee, an organization of parents and teachers who are strong advocates for the integration of the arts in our school. 

The staff, along with PTO and the School Improvement Council, has worked many hours in finding ways to reduce the obesity rate and increase physical activity. It is with their full support, Satchel Ford has a full service cooking kitchen, a fresh salad bar daily, and we have a wonderful kindergarten playground for our students. The work dedicated by these organizations is in full sync with our Fuel Up to Play 60 grant from the National Football League. The funding allows us to have student health fairs and new equipment for students during recess.

As the interim principal, my primary goal is to continue to support our students, staff, and stakeholders in providing a quality education for all of our students. 

In partnership, 
Claudia L. Brooks
Interim Principal