We love the diversity of Conley! We think that Conley is the perfect example of how different people can learn, live, and thrive together. The administration, teachers, and staff are all committed to respecting, supporting, and helping each other to succeed. Conley also has a great set of mentors, reading coaches and volunteers that help ensure students can get individual attention when needed. And, we just love that all of the teachers are so welcoming and encouraging to the students and parents alike.
As a volunteer, I am able to do my part to help ensure that the school is in the best position to give my child and his peers the best education and experience possible in order to help them successfully matriculate through the educational system because they are the future. Conley goes above and beyond in providing opportunities for volunteers and businesses to integrate services within their learning community.
I have been extremely pleased with our experience with Conley Elementary School. My child has had amazing teachers who have encouraged his growth not only academically but socially and emotionally as well. The school is a welcoming environment that provides wonderful learning opportunities through special areas and school events. My child loves school and looks forward to seeing his teachers each day. The school staff and faculty have gone above and beyond to ensure my child's happiness, safety, and success. I couldn't ask for a better environment for my child to start his school career.
Student-Teacher Ratio of 22:1
USDA Healthy Schools Program Bronze Award
2015, 2016, 2018
Golden School Award for School Volunteer Program
2009, 2010, 2012, 2017
United Way of the Big Bend Silver Award
Faculty Charitable Contributions
National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM
Distinguished Alumni, 2015, 2016, 2018
2018 district elementary Science Expo.
Conley students placed in the top three
Conley Mathletes Club
Students typically place in the top 10% of Math competitions
An Exceptional Education
Full STEAM Ahead
Broadening Horizons for Conley Students
Students at Conley are provided the opportunity to participate in hands-on interactive lessons that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. This is incorporated in general, daily instruction as well as specific enrichment lessons during Special Area and afterschool.
Enrichment through Partnerships
Students build a sense of community within their class, grade, and building through various activities and competitions throughout the school year. These activities are supported by our surrounding community and business partners, creating a community environment both inside of the classroom and beyond!
Beyond the Classroom
Building Success Beyond Academics
Conley provides a number of unique programs and opportunities for students to succeed outside of the traditional learning environment. Conley offers a Run/Walk Club, Student Government, Safety Patrol, Math Club, Music Club, and more! These programs allow students to develop interests beyond academics and help develop well-rounded students.
Teacher of The Year 2019–2020
Prek-5th Grade School Serving 852 Students
J. Michael Conley Elementary School at Southwood is a Prek-5th grade school serving 852 students. Our school was named after Michael Conley, a long-serving and highly revered school administrator in Leon County. The community at Conley is highly diverse, serving students from just about every major continent and integrating many different languages across our campus. Additionally, 11% of our students are learning English as a second language. Overall, our students and families reflect and embrace the vibrant, and dynamic culture of the Southwood community, emphasizing the importance of neighborhood engagement and the positive outcomes it provides for all of our residents.
The unique character of our student body is complemented and strengthened by our outstanding teaching faculty and results in continual academic achievement and instructional innovation. Here at Conley, we believe we are a collective body of dedicated individuals who are passionate about meeting the student’s individual needs and helping our students become prepared for the STEM world in which they will live and thrive.