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  • From the Principal

    Greetings Staff, Parents, and Community,  

    Dr. Timothy BlackwellI am truly honored and excited to serve you and the community as Principal of Arden Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school term.  We have completed one quarter of the 2022-2023 school year with our scholars.  At or around October 14, our 2021-2022 school report card was released.  Arden's Report Card rating was Average.  What does this mean for our school?  It means we are meeting the expectations outlined by the state.  However, we still have room for growth to occur.  To make this happen,we need your support and cooperation to move the academic needle a little further. Here are a few ways to help us meet our goal(s):

    • Ensure that your child is in school daily.
    • Provide opportunities for your scholar to read daily.
    • Provide a quiet space for students to complete their homework.
    • Communicate with your scholar's teacher about his/her academic progress.

    As Principal, it is an expectation that we will maintain the focus on learning for both students and staff.  My desire and goal is that students, staff, parents and the community will continue to be partners in the learning process.  Let's keep the main thing, the main thing....academic improvement!

    Arden Elementary has some wonderful students, staff and parents!   I truly believe in focusing on the positive and redirecting the negative.  As we continue into the 2022-2023 school year, let’s embrace it with Richland School District One’s direction of transforming lives through education while ensuring that they are productive citizens within our changing world.  

    Our doors are always open and you are always welcome.   Again, I am grateful to be a part of this awesome staff, school and community. We will continue to be “One Community…..Serving, Supporting and Strengthening Each Other!”  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school. I can be reached at timothy.blackwell@richlandone.org or 803.735.3400.


    Dr. Blackwell, Principal

    We are Arden Elementary School, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.



    Reporting a student absence is as easy as filling out the online form by clicking here.


    Beagle Character Trait

    December----- Responsibility: to be held accountable for your own actions.



    SIC/PTO Meeting




    Re - Enroll

    Parents, will your child be attending Arden Elementary School for the 2022-2023 school year?  If so, you must complete the Returning Student Enrollment Verification. The online vehicle for re-enrollment is Power School. 

     Click Here to understand and access the process of enrollment verification.  

    Information about transfers is available on the District website  

    Enrollment of students NEW to the District is a different process and instructions can be found on this link: New Student Online Registration.



    2022-2023 Early Dismissal Times

    Elementary School Dismissal 11:00 am

    Middle School Dismissal 12:00 pm

    High School Dismissal 11:15 am



    2022-2023 PreK Registration




  • Notice of Non-Discrimination

    Richland County School District One does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics in its programs and activities.