History of Brandon Elementary


    Brandon Consolidated School District No1 (now Brandon Valley School District 49-2) built their first school (now Brandon Elementary) in 1916.


    The original building, to the left in this picture, held classes for students in Kindergarten thru 12th Grade. Today, part of the building is used for Physical Education, Music, 5th Grade Band, Title I Reading, Occupational and Physical Therapy, English as a Second Language and Counseling. Also, a portion of the original building to the west is now the Brandon Area Museum. Several additions have been made to the original building since 1916, including the addition to the right, which was built in the 1930's. It is now is used for Early Childhood classes, Speech, and Counseling.


    The last addition to Brandon Elementary seen in this photo, was completed in 1987. These two new wings now hold classrooms for 2nd Grade thru 5th Grade, Physical Education, Art, a Dinning Hall and Kitchen, Library, Computer Lab, the Main Office and our Special Education offices and classrooms. The original building sits to the south, attached to this new addition. Notice how close the original Holly Blvd. is to the building compared to where the road now runs.