Scottsville Elementary School serves 170 students in preschool through fifth grade with 42 faculty and staff members. Now located on 15 acres in the rural town of Scottsville, the school was originally founded in 1908 to accommodate both elementary and secondary students, and was situated on Scottsville Hill above Valley Street.
The current structure, built in 1981, received an award for its design by the American Institute of Architects and includes ten classrooms, a media center, cafeteria, and gymnasium. Scottsville renovated and updated their library in 2004-05, and each classroom now has high-speed Internet access as well as Promethean Boards for interactive instruction.
Scottsville students, also known as the Scottsville Tigers, participate every year in the Virginia Reader's Choice program, an opportunity for students to collectively read notable books and then vote on their quality. Scottsville Staff encourages student involvement in many community service projects benefiting St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Scottsville Senior Center, University of Virginia Children's Hospital, and Bread of Life Center, to name a few.