We are the best and we expect the best!

BACK TO SCHOOL 2017-2018

Open House Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.  Come by, meet your teacher, and drop off school supplies!

First Day of School for Students (1st-5th) Wednesday, August 9, 2017  8:00 a.m.

Kindergarten Parent Meeting  Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:00 a.m.

2017-2018 School Supply Lists

Traditional and Gifted programs follow the same grade-level supply list.



 Parents, help us prepare for the 2017-2018 school year!!!

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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!


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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