School History

Welcome to Magnolia Trace Elementary's web site.
Enjoy your visit as you learn about our school.

Magnolia Trace Elementary School was established in 1999 in Mandeville, Louisiana. It is located thirty miles north of New Orleans on Highway 1088. Our students come from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds.

The school split into two schools a few years ago due to the large number of students. Kindergarten, T-1, and first grade students now attend our sister school, Marigny Elementary.  Magnolia Trace is a 2nd and 3rd grade school only. Magnolia Trace is under the leadership of principal Melanie Edwards, and assistant principal Denise McCormick. There are ten second grade classes and ten third grade classes. Special education services are offered through resource class teachers, inclusion, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adaptive physical education, a motor room, gifted, and talented art, drama, and music. Music, art, library and physical education classes are taught on a weekly basis. The PTA provides additional outdoor classroom science classes through a scientist in residence program. Violin is offered to students whose parents agree to participate with them in a weekly lesson. A guidance counselor is available for many services during the school day, and a mental health provider is available to work with students and parents two days a week.

Our school complex consists of 55 classrooms, administrative offices, library, cafeteria, and a gymnasium.  Our outdoor classroom includes a gazebo, greenhouse, garden shed, pond, butterfly garden, Louisiana garden, birding area, and an archaeological dig.  Lessons are taught at each grade level in the outdoor classroom in gardening, pond and swamp life, birding, and archaeology.

The PTA plays a major role in supporting school activities and programs at MTE. A close working relationship between parents and staff provides wonderful benefits for our children. Many parent and grandparent volunteers provide valuable classroom assistance on a daily basis throughout the school year. Both the school and community work closely together to accomplish our educational goals.

Many special events bring families to our school, such as our Family Game Night, Superbowl Carnival, Field Day, Grandparents Week, Cultural Arts Day, Accelerated Reader Day, Talent Show, Annual Musical, Choir performances, PTA meeting performances, Spring Art Show, and Family Math and Reading Night.


Magnolia Trace Elementary School
1405 Highway 1088 Mandeville, LA 70448
Phone (985) 626-8238 Fax (985) 626-0209

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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