Principal, Michael O'Brien

Temperance Elementary School is one of seven elementary schools located in rural Amherst County, Virginia. There is one heterogeneously grouped class per grade level. Our shared vision is to be recognized as a school of academic excellence and we believe that the collaborative efforts of our community and school, the Temperance Elementary Family, will ensure that each child becomes a life-long learner.     


2012 Board of Education Excellence Award 

 Since Temperance Elementary is a small school in a very close-knit community, it is the nucleus of the community. Each year the school’s facilities are used to provide a variety of opportunities for community fellowship, entertainment, and partnerships to assist our students in being the best they can be. Many special events such as Kris Kringle Store,  National School Lunch Week, Backyard Cook Out (Spring Carnival) and TES Socials are a collaboration of faculty, staff, parents, community and PTO. Each year our third grade students receive dictionaries donated by the Amherst Woman’s Club and the Amherst Rotary Club donates world globes to our second grade students. We are also very excited to offer our teachers and students resources from the Tiger Reading Room which is supported by matching grants from the Amherst Lions Club, Temperance Ruritan Club and the Temperance Elementary PTO.


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