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About US

Jody Richards Elementary Staff is committed to preparing our students to be successful scholars and citizens based on the following belief statements.

  • All students deserve a safe and respectful place to learn.
  • All students must be offered engaging learning opportunities with a focus on a rigorous curriculum
  • Fair does not always mean the same. Equitable and differentiated instruction must be implemented for all students.

Mission Statement:
It is the mission of Jody Richards Elementary to begin with the end in mind to become college, career, and citizenship ready.


Facts About Our School:

  • Jody Richards Elementary School (JRES) opened its doors for the first time in August 2012.   
  • We serve preschool - 6th grade students.  
  • JRES has been identified as a High Performing School by the KY Department of Education, ranking in the top 10% of schools.
  • Our staff works hard to challenge our students daily with a rigorous curriculum that will prepare them for a successful transition into middle school.  
  • JRES feeds into South Warren Middle and High Schools.
  • JRES has a very active PTO and volunteer program.
  • We are fortunate to have a strong partnership with Western KY University, which allows us to host many pre-service teachers in our classrooms.  
  • JRES also has the support of our local Chamber of Commerce and the Bowling Green community as partners in the Leader in Me initiative. As a leadership school we have a strong focus on service learning projects throughout the school year.
  • JRES offers a wide variety of options for our students to Sharpen their Saws! 
  • JRES strives daily to develop strong citizens who excel academically, have problem solving people skills, and who know the importance of serving others in their community.
  • 2100 Elrod Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
  • Phone: 270-904-1901
  • Fax:  270-904-6469
  • Twitter:  @JresRockets







Jody Richards Elementary
2100 Elrod Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone: 270-904-1901
Fax: 270-904-6469