Dawnville School was established around 1884. For several years, the three month school term was held in various residences throughout the community. From local residences, the school moved into an arbor built in a grove of trees near the present school site. The first building, a one-room structure, was erected around 1890.
After consolidating with four other school districts, Dawnville School moved to a new brick building in 1928. At this time, the school served grades one through eleven in a single building which is still in use.
During the 1954-55 school year, the school was restructured to serve grades one through eight. In 1964 an additional structure was built. Major improvements included a new media center and updated cafeteria. In 1967, a third building was constructed to accommodate a growing student body. In 1975, Dawnville became an elementary school serving kindergarten through fifth grades.
Dawnville has gone through major renovations. In the fall of 2001, the new first, second and third grade wing was completed. This new building housed the more spacious lobby and administrative offices and a beautiful new library, complete with a technology room. It also contains new classrooms and a large music room. Later that school year, the new gymnasium was completed, along with remodeled parking lots and a covered sidewalk for Dawnville's car riders. The kindergarten and the fourth and fifth grade hall were renovated and the cafeteria was expanded to make room for Dawnville's growing population. A playground was also added in the front of the school for the third, fourth, and fifth grades to use during recess. One of the most exciting additions, however, was the construction of a hall that connects all of Dawnville's wings into one building.
We are excited about the positive changes here at Dawnville and have many more plans for continued improvement. If you are interested in helping us achieve our future goals, contact our administration or PTA officers for ways to contribute to Dawnville's success.
Although it has been many years since Dawnville Elementary School served upper grades, the Dawnville Alumni Association remains active and concerned about issues affecting the school.