1100 Main Street, Perry, GA 31069 PH: 478.988.6200

Bonaire Elementary
Principal: Bonaire Elementary Principal Image
Dr. Catherine Gardner Email Principal Icon
School Type: Elementary
101 Elm Street
Bonaire, GA  31005
Phone: 478-929-7826

School History

Property Purchased: 1960
Facility Constructed: 1960
School Mascot: Wildcat
School Color: Red
School Motto: A Step Above the Rest

School Mission Statement

The vision of Bonaire Elementary School is to strive for a learning environment in which all students are engaged in learning. A safe environment where expectations are high, diversity is respected, and the lines of communication are open. We envision our school as a learning community dedicated to the belief that all children are capable of learning.

Other Interesting Facts/ Trivia/ Awards

-Addition of the 4th/5th grade hall and gym/music facility in was named for Henry Cullen Talton, Sr. in 1983 (HCBOE member 1941-1968).
-Media center was named for David Carpenter, former Bonaire Elementary Principal, in 1999.
-1991 & 2009 Georgia School of Excellence.
-1993 & 1996 #1 Exemplary Elementary School in Houston County, ranked by Georgia Public Policy Foundation.
- The new wing in Bonaire Elementary  is dedicated to Henry Cullen Talton (father of Sheriff Cullen Talton).

School Principal History

Gary Sapp: 1960 -1964
Hugh Hill: 1964 -1966
Billy Lee: 1966 -1969
Thomas W. Lamberth: 1969 -1985
William Adams: 1985 -1986
David Carpenter: 1986 -1999
Carole Vann: 1999 - 2002
Eric Payne: 2002 - 2010
J. Willis Jones: 2010 - 2017
Catherine Gardner: 2017 - present

Completed School Improvements/ Renovations

1965: 8 Classroom Addition
1980: 10 Classroom Addition
1987: Gym and Music Addition
1988: Media Center Addition
1998: Replaced Carpet
1999: Metal Roof Retrofit
2003: 14 Classroom Addition + Art Room
2004: Renovations + Kitchen Addition
2008: Paving

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The Houston County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, genetics, disability, or sex in its employment practices, student programs and dealings with the public. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and all accompanying regulations.