Welcome to W.T. Moore Elementary School, Home of the Mighty Mustangs

Welcome to W. T. Moore Elementary School! There is absolutely no place like Moore and it is my greatest honor to serve as the principal. I am humbled to lead a school community that has such a rich history of academics, student enrichment, parent involvement, and tradition! Fifty-one years of excellence have built a firm foundation and inspired the vision that will carry us forward. We are dedicated to meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of every child, every day, in a safe and loving environment. In addition to rigorous academics, as we prepare students to meet the challenges of world citizenship, we are proud to offer a wide range of cultural and enriching experiences through our Special Area Rotation and after school clubs. We welcome you to join us as we cultivate confident, engaged, courteous, self-motivated, and service-minded learners. We are on a mission--there's more to Moore!

Kerri Anderson




  • Student-Teacher Ratio of 22:1

  • Healthier Generation, America’s Healthiest Schools 2019

    Bronze Awardee

  • Healthy US Schools Grant Winner

  • American Sign Language Club

  • STEM Club

  • After-school soccer program & tennis club

  • Strong partnership with Westminster Oaks

    Provides multi-generational experiences for our students.

About Our School

Celebrating 50 years of excellence, W. T. Moore is home to more than 650 learners who are welcomed each day by a warm, loving, and prepared faculty and staff. Located in East Tallahassee, Moore was founded in 1968 as an innovative school community, a tradition that continues to this day. Our school was named after Mr. Walter Taylor Moore, a local lawyer, judge, and school board member, with strong family ties and a heart for service. Mr. Moore’s example is one that we still honor and celebrate as we strive each day to build life-long learners who desire to impact their local and global community.

Experienced Teachers

Giving W.T. Moore students top teachers

W.T. Moore boasts veteran teachers, some with 30 plus years of experience. W.T. Moore stays on top of the latest education trends with veteran teachers, second year teachers and everyone in between.

Innovative Programs

There’s something for everyone at W.T. Moore

In addition to the Mustangs TAG, W.T. Moore offers special programs for hearing impaired students. We also offer a Spanish curriculum to enrich our students. W.T. Moore is also in its first year of candidacy and moving towards authorization through the International Baccalaureate for its Primary Years Program.

Teacher of The Year 2019–2020

W.T Moore Elementary School

Teacher of the Year

Cheryl Finkbeiner

Cheryl Finkbeiner has been teaching for 10 years but has always worked with children. She is currently teaching 4th grade at W.T.Moore.

School History

Named in Honor of Walter Taylor Moore

W. T. Moore Elementary School was opened in the fall of 1968. It began with an enrollment of 720 children, grades K-6, and a staff of thirty-seven. The name of the school was chosen to honor Walter Taylor Moore, Jr., one of Tallahassee's respected community leaders. Walter T. Moore was a man who made significant contributions to the educational well-being of the children of Leon County. An attorney and a judge, Mr. Moore also served as Chairman of the School Board for 18 years. He cared deeply for the children of this area and worked hard for the advancement of education.