J.B. Nelson Elementary School
The J.B. Nelson Elementary School is located near downtown Batavia on the city's east side. The center of the School contains a sprawling outdoor courtyard maintained by a group of volunteers. "It's one of the hidden treasures of our building," J.B. Nelson Principal Melissa Kaczkowski said of the courtyard.
The school was named after John B. Nelson, an educator who served in multiple positions in Batavia Public School District 101, including superintendent and math teacher.
- Fax: 630-937-8401
- Hours: School year: Mon - Fri, 8am - 4:30pm; Sat - Sun, closed; Summer: Mon - Fri, 8am - noon; Sat - Sun, closed
- Handicap Accessible: Single-floor building, accessible playground
- Founding Date: 1955
- Number of students: 465
- Public/Private: Public
- Financial aid: Yes
- Religious affiliation: None
- Parking: Free lot, On-street: free
- How engaged is the school with the community?: "We have some core groups of retirees and we really try to use our volunteers to be with kids in classrooms," J.B. Nelson Principal Melissa Kaczkowski said. "Many of our retired teachers come back to volunteer."
- What makes this community special?: "The fact that they’re so willing to come in and help kids," Kaczkowski said. "We can send an e-mail out in the morning and by the afternoon we have many responses."
- Montessori: No
- Grade levels: K-5
- Special education: Yes
- Features: Auditorium/stage, Cafeteria, Computer lab, Infirmary, Library
- Extracurricular activities available: Chorus, band, orchestra
- Student clubs: Student government