History of Our School

  • Southeast Elementary School is a community based school that is located within walking distance of Historic Downtown Kinston, North Carolina. Southeast has students from Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

    The main building of the school was built in 1970. Southeast's location meant it served both Simon Bright Apartments and Carver Court. The Kindergarten through Second Grade Hall addition was added in 1980. In 2002, the gym and music room were added. In 2010 extensive renovations and upgrades were made to the main building.

    Our school colors are green and gold. Cubby is the mascot. Our motto is "Teach the Kids, Love the Kids, Teach the Kids".


    Principals

    1970-1971 Mary Lewelleyn

    1971-1978 Grady Bethel

    1978-1997 Mildred Bryant

    1997-2000 Deborah O. Webb

    2000-2007 Donna Grady

    2007- 2013 Felicia Solomon

    2013 - 2017 Nakia McCall

    2017 - 2018 Janet Blaebaum

    2018 - 2020 Andre Whitfield

    2020 - 2023 Rashida Yellock

    2023 - present Chamekka Williams


     

  • Our motto is "Teach the Kids, Love the Kids, Teach the Kids".

  • students hold a "southeast banner" in parade