Orchard Elementary

Busy Being the Best!

Address: 6400 Howells Ferry Road, Mobile, AL 36618

Phone: 251-221-1571



Principal: Latunga Ransom - Nijah Ford (interim) ngford@mcpss.com

Students: 530

About the school: There are several things that make our school special. At Orchard Elementary School, we believe that collaboration between administration, teachers, and support personnel is crucial to the success of the school. We are known throughout the community as "the neighborhood school." We pride ourselves on the close relationships we are able to build with our families.

Our mission is to educate children to reach their potential academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. Our faculty and staff provide quality learning experiences. We partner with our families and community to provide the resources and support to produce a positive educational environment essential for student learning.

Additionally, we have implemented several activities utilizing our ARP grant. Students in kindergarten through fifth-grade attend on-site classes for violin, music, dance, and art. Students enjoy these activities bi-weekly and look forward to attending these classes.

Orchard is a Bucket Filling School. Bucket Filling is a character education and mindfulness initiative that teaches students about the difference between positive and negative interactions. This program also teaches students how to deal with their feelings. This is just a portion of what we do to support students and staff with social-emotional learning.

Orchard Elementary is a school where parents, teachers, staff, and administration work together so that everyone achieves his or her potential. Our faculty and staff support one another professionally and personally.

We believe that every child can and will succeed. We believe students have a shared responsibility for their own learning. We believe students of today will live in a different future. Therefore, we must prepare them to confront new challenges.

We welcome all new employees to our Orchard Family.