About Us


Building Picture Spring 2022

Who We Are

The mission of Poplar Grove Elementary School is “Learning for All. No Exceptions.”  This is driven by the vision of our district "Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All."

At Poplar Grove Elementary, we embrace the unique differences of our students, welcome the involvement of families, and support continuous learning. Strong faculty and staff collaboration, paired with a relationship-building philosophy, is rewarded with happy and engaged students and outstanding achievement scores. 

School Hours:
7:30 – 2:30

Principal – Dr. Alisha Erickson
Assistant Principal –Mrs. Janet Carroll 

Student Handbook 

Principal Advisory Council (PAC)


Poplar Grove School began in July 2000 as a preschool through eighth-grade school of choice. It operated on a balanced calendar with 9 weeks in school and 3 weeks off. These two fundamental differences from the other six schools were intended to draw students from all FSSD schools, many of which were beginning to see capacity issues emerge.

In 2011-2012, the Board of Education saw the benefits of merging all schools to one calendar, enabling Poplar Grove to become a zoned school.​

PGS Groundbreaking

students and woman holding shovels outside in the grass

In 1999, Director of Schools Janice Shelby, and representatives from each of the grades K-8, broke ground on the building site for Poplar Grove School.

Brag Sheet

Click flyer for information in English and Spanish.

First page of the PDF file: PGESBragSheet
Green badge stating Common Sense School certification

Common Sense Schools are certified after completing professional development, student instruction, and family outreach to demonstrate a commitment to responsible, effective technology use.