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Who We Are...

Ethan Shive Elementary opened in the fall of August 2007. Currently, we serve approximately 450 students in the Rockwell area. Our students feed into a variety of middle and high schools, including China Grove Middle, CC Erwin Middle, Southeast Middle School, Carson High, and East Rowan High Schools.

The Shive Staff is composed of approximately 65 staff members. All of our classroom teachers and instructional support staff are highly qualified. Our staff embraces new strategies for learning content and applying technology into not only their academic pursuits, but also to real-world applications. Cooperation, collaboration, relevance and personalization are the key words in our educational model.

Fun, but interesting facts about our school include:

  • Mrs. Bondurant (the kids call her "Mrs. B") is the first and only principal that Shive has ever had
  • 22 members of our current staff have been at Shive since the doors opened in 2007
  • Our school mascot is Zinger the Stinger, who makes regular appearances at school events
  • our PTA is called the SWARM

Our Vision and Mission at Shive

Vision Statement

Our school is a safe, respectful learning environment where our students will achieve success. With open communication between highly qualified staff, concerned parents and the community, we will ensure that each student is being challenged in a way that will prepare them for their future.

Mission Statement

Ethan H. Shive Elementary School is dedicated to being an exemplary school that will be recognized and remembered for its honor, integrity, value, and excellence.

Each day we all work hard to make Shive Elementary School the best possible school. We want everyone to know and remember Shive for its HIVE—honor, integrity, value and excellence.


Ethan H. Shive Elementary believes we will achieve true distinction through:

H – HONOR – to be self-disciplined, respectful, and committed to ourselves and others.

I – INTEGRITY – to maintain a unified, strong moral principle

V – VALUE – to take ownership of personal behavior and appreciate educational opportunities

E – EXCELLENCE – to accomplish a quality academic environment that ensures all will exceed their individual potential.


Be sure to tune in to our Facebook account to keep up to date with events and happenings around the school!


Follow us @Shive_Stingers to see what our students and staff experience on a daily basis.

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woman standing in front of a colorful star mural. She's wearing a purple hat and a safety vest.

If you’ve driven past Hurley Elementary School during drop-off or dismissal, you’ve probably seen Velma Knox hard at work directing traffic and keeping students safe.