Georgetown’s original building was built in 1925 to house the Georgetown Township School for grades 1-12. Additions were added to the building in 1937 (gymnasium), 1951 (a second gymnasium), and 1954 (first gym replaced by classrooms). In 1956, Georgetown School consolidated with the New Albany City Schools and became one of the schools of the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corporation. At that time, Georgetown School housed grades 1-12.
With the construction of Floyd Central Junior-Senior High School in 1967, Georgetown School was renamed Georgetown Elementary School and housed grades 1-6. In 1974 kindergarten was added. Redistricting was done in 1981 to reduce an enrollment high of 712 in a building that could only house 550 students. Between 1987 and 1994 four portable classrooms were added to accommodate a larger enrollment. In the fall of 1995, a 6.1 million dollar addition (42,000 square feet) and renovation of the existing facility began adding thirteen new classrooms, a new food service area, media center, music and orchestra room, and general office area. The addition and renovation was completed in January 1997.
Afternoon preschool was added in 1996; morning preschool in 1997. In the fall of 2004, sixth graders were moved to the new middle school, Highland Hills. In the fall of 2010, four elementary schools were closed, fifth graders were moved to Highland Hills, preschoolers were moved to New Albany, and Georgetown Elementary gained students from the now closed Galena Elementary. Our school currently houses students in grades K-4.
In addition to regular classroom teachers, Georgetown Elementary currently has an Art teacher, Music teacher, Physical Education teacher, a Speech Therapist and assistant, two Special Education Resource Teachers, 2 Intense Intervention Special Education Teachers, a media clerk, a health assistant, and a full time counselor. Georgetown has 5 custodians, 6 cafeteria workers, and several instructional assistants.
Georgetown Elementary has a gymnasium, a cafetorium, a media center, a music room, an art room, a computer lab, 2 educational resource rooms, 2 intense intervention educational classrooms, 2 multi-purpose classrooms, conference areas, and support services offices. There are also 2 playgrounds, a ball diamond, and a wooded area.
Georgetown Elementary is a 2-story building with elevator services. The building is handicapped accessible.