Mission StatementThe Roberts Elementary School family will foster a safe, nurturing environment where students reach their fullest potential and become productive, responsible citizens.
General School InformationSchool Hours: 8:30 am-2:50 pmOffice Hours 7:45 am-4:00 pmMascot: Red FoxColors: Green & Silver
School Address5777 Pimlico DriveTallahassee, FL 32309
School Phone NumbersFront Office: (850) 488-0923Fax: (850) 487-2416Extended Day: (850) 487-2397
History of Roberts ElementaryRoberts Elementary School is named after a former all-black schoolhouse and a local farming family. Both the name and the family have been involved with Leon County education for more than 100 years.
The Roberts family, which is four generations strong, has owned and operated a large cattle farm near what is now Roberts Road since around 1830. In the late 1800's, Thomas Jefferson Roberts donated a one-acre plot and building materials to the Leon County Board of Public Instruction for a school for the black children in the area. That donation led to the Roberts School being built in 1897. This school continued to educate black children in the area until the 1950's, when it was closed.
The new Roberts Elementary School, which opened in August of 2001, is located less than a mile from where the old one sat for more than half a century.