Pottsville Elementary School has been recognized as a "Distinguished School" by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) for "exceeding annual measurable objectives for two or more years."

"The Pottsville School District and the Pottsville Board of Education are very proud of all our Pottsville Elementary family, that includes the teachers, staff, students, parents and community," said Pottsville Superintendent Larry Dugger. "The award reflects the ability of all involved to provide the best education for all our students. Our teachers and staff pour their heart into everything they do for our students and this recognition reflects that. I am grateful for the leadership and support Mr. [Shannon] Davis and Mrs. [Melissa] Cox provide our elementary teachers and staff. To be recognized nationally is something the whole community can be proud of."

"This is a wonderful recognition for our educators at Pottsville Elementary," PES Principal Shannon Davis said. "Our faculty and staff work extremely hard to build relationships with our students and their families. We push each and every child to reach their full potential, but focus on keeping learning fun and engaging. It takes dedication and teamwork from every single member of our faculty and staff to make our school successful."

"I’m very thankful that we have our superintendent (Mr. Dugger) and other district leaders, as well as school board members who support our staff and allow us to put the needs of our students first in everything we do," Davis said. "I’m also proud of the way our parents and community support the school. This recognition is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our school-wide community."