The mission of Porterdale Elementary School is to provide a quality, rigorous, and relevant education to all students so that all may have the opportunity to develop and succeed in a competitive and changing global society.

The vision of Porterdale Elementary School is that all students become college and career ready individuals, critical thinkers, and productive citizens who continue to learn for life.

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Greetings, Porterdale Elementary School Families,

We hope you are continuing to stay well and safe.

We wanted to provide you with some important information for the upcoming school year.

All Newton County Schools will be conducting in-person summer registration August 7-17. Registration will be done by appointment only. A maximum of 2 individuals per registrant will be allowed in the registration area at a time.

Summer Registration Dates
                               Date   Time
 Aug. 7   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
 Aug. 10   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
 Aug. 11   12:00 PM - 5:00 PM 
 Aug. 12   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
 Aug. 17   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM 
 Aug. 18 (Middle & Elementary Only)   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Please note that appropriate face coverings will be required to enter the registration area. You may use the registration email address for your school to set up appointments. You can find the registration emails here.

We sincerely appreciate your support during these unusual and unprecedented times!

Clydia Newell


Principal's Message

Welcome to Porterdale Elementary School, home of the RAMS!


At PDES, we are committed to providing students with a highly rigorous, engaging, and differentiated learning experience every day.


Parent and community involvement is critical to our success.    We ask that you also help at home to ensure your child’s academic success.  Be sure that your child goes to bed on time each night, and that he or she attends school every day on time.  Help your child establish a homework routine, and be sure that he or she reads daily at home.   Contact your child’s teacher frequently to be sure he or she is performing on grade level academically.


Feel free to reach out to me at any time if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.




Clydia Newell



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