Dawson Elementary School is located in a quiet, rural area of northeastern North Carolina on the boarder of Enfield and Scotland Neck. It currently serves 135 students has 27 employees including grade level teachers, Exceptional Children (EC) teachers, teacher assistants, a nurse, counselor, school librarian, custodian, cafeteria staff, physical education teacher, and an in-school suspension coordinator. The current building was built between 1957 and 1961 near the same area were the second Dawson Elementary was built. However, the first Dawson Elementary School was built in 1910 and was an old wooden building known as the Masonic Lodge. Sometimes Cedar Creek Baptist Church (still located next to the school) was used as a classroom in Dawson's early days. The second Dawson Elementary School was built in 1940 and was made of cinder blocks. Today, Dawson Elementary School is built of bricks, and still stands to serve and educate.
Here is a list of Dawson's principals from 1910 until the present: Mr. Steptoe, Mrs. Malissa Smith (Addie's principal as a child), Mr. Patterson, Mr. Mcgacheah, Mr. C. Carraway, Mr. Dandee Clark, Mrs. Cooke, Mr. R.L. Solomon, Mr. Ronald Hayste, Mrs. Arjonah Balmer, Ms. Archibald, Ms. Arrington, and Mrs. Aimee Richardson. (As Addie and I conduct further research on the principals, names will be added if there are any, and the order will be corrected).
The history of Dawson was provided by Mrs. Addie Clark Bobbitt Draughan (pictured above) who was born and raised a stone's throw away from Dawson in a house that still stands. She is a local historian and author. She has written and published several novels as well as several books of poetry. Mrs. Addie, born March 10, 1922, is a long time member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and graduated from Dawson's seventh grade class in 1939. Afterwards she attended grades 8-11 at the Franklin Center at Bricks in Whitakers, NC. Lastly, she graduated from Brawley High school. We are very grateful to Mrs. Addie for provided information about Dawson elementary School's history that few are alive to tell about. Thank you, Mrs. Addie, and you are invited to Dawson anytime!
Dawson's Operational Hours are from 7:30am until 4:00pm.
Visit Dawson Elementary School's Career Fair on Friday, May 18th from 9-11:30am. Refreshments will be served.
6878 Old 125 Road, Scotland Neck NC 27874 | Phone 252.826.4905 | Fax 252.826.5155
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