Buchanan Elementary School

Buchanan Elementary School
100 N. Buchanan Ave. | Pierre, SD 57501
P: (605) 773-7310 | F: (605) 773-7312

Buchanan Administration

Hello! My name is Jennifer Nedrebo and I want to introduce myself as the new elementary principal for Buchanan Elementary! While I am not new to Pierre or Buchanan, I am extremely proud and excited to fill this leadership role. I believe a solid relationship between families and the school are vital to the success of our students and look forward to the collaboration and support we will be able to give each other! Please be patient this year as we navigate the many construction upgrades that continue to take place. What an exciting time to belong to the Buchanan school family!

Buchanan Elementary is a K – 5, three section school with an average enrollment of 430 students. We also provide a Junior Kindergarten program. Class sizes typically range from 20-25 students. We strive to provide an atmosphere that has strong curricular, social, and other learning opportunities. Our staff focuses significant time and effort to provide a literacy rich environment with emphasis on reading, writing, and language acquisition. Staff at Buchanan also embrace providing a variety of enrichment and support opportunities to enhance individual student experiences and learning. Our school makes strong use of technology as a tool to enhance lessons and learning experiences for children. 

We take pride in providing opportunities to build skills needed for the present, while preparing students for their future. To take advantage of those opportunities and maximize learning, regular student attendance and participation is a must. Good attendance helps students build confidence, master concepts, and build a habit that will be necessary for them as they continue to grow. Being at school each and every day will provide your child with the needed foundation for success in school in the present and years to come. 

On a daily basis, students will be exposed to positive character traits that will continually be emphasized. Buchanan follows the Boys Town Model which teaches and encourages social thinking skills. We believe in creating a positive learning environment where all students can continue to grow and learn lifelong social skills.  

Buchanan Elementary will provide you with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, in which we strive to provide significant growth for each child academically, socially, and emotionally. Your involvement in our school through attendance, support at home, classroom assistance, the Buchanan Parent Group, and other ways can only enhance your child’s education!  We hope you find a way to support our school positively throughout the year and make the most of the opportunities that are provided. 

The staff at Buchanan Elementary is looking forward to providing quality education and working with your family this year! 

Jennifer Nedrebo
Buchanan Elementary Principal

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The Pierre School District prides itself on the quality of education it provides to children of the Pierre area. The teachers and support staff of the Pierre School District are of the highest caliber. Our students have great opportunities to learn and grow as a result of dedicated educators, directors, coaches, and quality programs and courses. As a district we take pride in our school and community. If you have any questions regarding the Pierre School District, please contact our Administrative Offices. We would like to hear from you! 

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Phone:  (605) 773-7300

Fax:  (605) 773-7304

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211 South Poplar Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501

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