We are the best and we expect the best!





I am proud to announce that we have two of our students that have won the Red Stick Bicentennial Art Contest. In 1st place was Sofia Baia (3rd grade) and in 2nd place was  Sitan Gao (5th grade).

1st Place Sofia Baia 3rd Grade

Sitan Gao 2nd Place 5th Grade













District Day was also a success for our Jr. Beta Club! We placed 1st place in Book Battle ( Kaitlyn Smith, Thuy Bui, and Amelie Wilson), T-shirt design (Brandon Jarvis- Designer and Kelsi Montgomery- Speech), and Special Talent which was performed byChristina Zhu. We also won 3rd place for the Quiz Bowl (Sameen Enam, Ahan Zaman, Tejasvi Tyagi, and Neha Mothilal). Our Tower of Power Team also did very well! I am super proud of their teamwork, leadership, and dedication! Way to go Spencer Yan, Olivia Barroquere, and Michael Shi!! I am so proud of our students! We had  great participation as well from other Beta members to support our team! All of our students represented Buchanan Elementary. The next stop on our agenda is State Competitions in February!!!


Our vision for Buchanan Elementary is to become an “A” school of excellence by providing a nurturing foundation that promotes and inspires leadership and diversified academic success for all stakeholders through their strengths, talents, and gifts to ensure that our students are on track to a college degree or professional career and prepared to compete and lead in their community and a global world.  



Believe ~ Achieve ~ Succeed 

Here at Buchanan Elementary, our goals are to believe, achieve, and succeed in a culturally diverse world and grow as independent thinkers, life-long learners, and engaged scholars who inspire leadership and greatness that is exemplary and beyond.



We are the best and we expect the best!  One team one mission where the best keeps getting better!


MASCOT:  Bobcat
SCHOOL COLORS:  Blue and Gold

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Buchanan Elementary is a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school.

Buchanan’s special programs are among the best:

Buchanan is also a Gifted and Talented school site.  
Programs include:

  • Gifted Self-Contained Classrooms
  • Scholastic Academy Classes
  • Talented Visual Art
  • Talented Music
  • Talented Theater 

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Buchanan Elementary has also been adopted by a few sponsors:

First Presbyterian

Neely United Methodist Church

Boys and Girls Club

Baranco-Clark YMCA

Our VIPS sponsor is now Mrs. Sylvia Weatherspoon.

1222 East Buchanan Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 • Telephone: 225.343.4585 • Fax: 225.343.4673 • Principal Charlotte Britten