About Us

Nestled in the Midlands of South Carolina, Batesburg-Leesville Elementary is home to 496 students in grades three through five. Using the Profile of the SC Graduate as their blueprint, students at Batesburg-Leesville Elementary have many opportunities to be innovators. BLES is proud to offer the School of Journalism, Honors Choir, School Safety Squad, Girls on the Run, Panther Prowl boys running club, Zumba team, MakerSpaces, coding and a community garden.  
The Panther PRIDE system, a lanyard and pin PBIS approach, drives our positive school culture by encouraging all students to be positive, respectful, involved, determined and enthusiastic learners.  
A recently named Palmetto's Finest and TransformSC school, Batesburg-Leesville Elementary is implementing personalized learning for all students through rigorous, engaging and individualized instruction.   BLES is proud of our tradition of excellence and strives to meet our mission daily to “prepare our students for the future...now!”