The J.B. Nelson Elementary School is located near downtown Batavia on the city's east side. The center of the School…More 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.
Batavia Public School District 101's headquarters is located at the Rosalie M. Jones Administration Center. The…More district's administrators, including the superintendent, work out of the center. The Batavia Board of Education meetings are also held at this location.
The center was named after former Batavia School Board President and member Rosalie Jones. It opened in 2002 on the former site of the Batavia Public Library in downtown Batavia.
The district includes six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. The district covers about 20 square miles and was formed in 1911 when the separate eastside and westside Batavia school districts combined into one.