Kelly Elementary

Part of the Wilkinsburg School District, Kelly Primary School teaches students from preschool-age through 2nd grade.  

At the primary level, we have the honor of shaping the beginning of our students’ educational journeys. Our goal is to instill in our students the joy of learning so that they will be receptive to academic challenges as they continue towards middle school and high school. We strive to provide our students with a comprehensive educational experience that leads to academic, social, and emotional growth.  As we strive towards excellence in all our endeavors, we welcome you to help us in this journey!

Our strong partnership with our families, community and staff will join together to create individualized plans for students to help them reach their greatest potential for success. This partnership will be achieved through parent-teacher conferences. individualized meetings and agency support.

Principal: Kerry Francis

Secretary: Kimberly Harris

Street Address: 400 Kelly Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

Office Phone: 412-371-9504

News from Kelly Elementary

Staying the Course Toward Success: A Year-End Message from Dr. Linda Iverson

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that replaced the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation requires each state to develop a state-wide plan to identify schools for support and improvement. The federal statute requires that the state plan identify how the state will support schools that fall in two distinct designations – either Comprehensive Support and […]

Story Book Forest 2018

Please join us for Story Book Forest 2018 at Turner Intermediate School. Enjoy games, crafts, holiday movies and hot chocolate while exploring your child’s classroom literacy tree. 

2018 Winter Concerts

Don’t miss out on the 2018 Winter Concerts at Kelly Primary School and Turner Intermediate School! Get into the winter holiday spirit with the musical talents of students in PreK through Grade 6! 

Wilkinsburg School District School Board Holds Reorganization Meeting

The Wilkinsburg School District Board of School Directors held its annual reorganization meeting on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. LaTonya G. Washington was re-elected as president. Ms. Washington has served on the board since December of 1997. Michael A. Johnson was elected to serve as the Vice-President and Community Relations chair. Kathy Firestine will serve as […]

District Awarded Part A: Meritorious Grant Funds for School Safety and Security

The Wilkinsburg School District has applied for a Safety and Security Grant to the Pennsylvania State Department of Education. To date, the District has been awarded the initial Part A: Meritorious Grant Funds of the maximum $25,000 for the School Safety and Security Grant. With this award, the Wilkinsburg School District is going to hire […]

Pittsburgh Westinghouse Student Serves as Yale Panelist

Avery Wise, an 11th grader at Pittsburgh Westinghouse and a Wilkinsburg resident, had the honor to serve as a panelist at Yale University on Friday, October 26. Avery was accompanied by his mother. Also joining him was Mr. Sean Means, a former University of Pittsburgh Heinz Fellow turned Social Studies teacher and Ms. Minika Jenkins, […]

Wilkinsburg Applies for $2 million for Safety and Security Grant

The primary responsibility of the Wilkinsburg School District is to ensure a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors. The safety of our students continues to be of utmost importance. The administration, faculty and staff continually work to ensure the safety of students and staff on a day-to-day basis. We take any threats of violence, criminal misconduct and […]

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