Virginia Department of Education School Quality Profile



E.B. Stanley Elementary School opened in August of 1974. Named after former Washington County Superintendent, Dr. E.B. Stanley, the school was designed to operate with “open” classrooms, a popular concept of the time.  Replacing William King Elementary, E.B. Stanley Elementary also received students from Abingdon Elementary, Bethel Elementary and Cleveland Elementary schools.  In 1981, due to continued growth in the Abingdon area, 250 E.B. Stanley students moved to the newly built Watauga Elementary School.  Watauga joined Greendale Elementary, E. B. Stanley Elementary and Abingdon Elementary as feeder schools to Abingdon High School. In the fall of 1991, E.B. Stanley Elementary School became a middle school.  Walls were constructed and the building was remodeled to fit the county’s newly adopted “middle school concept.” The middle school concept became a reality in Washington County with grades six through eight being housed at E.B. Stanley Middle School.  The school received students coming to the sixth grade from Abingdon Elementary, Greendale Elementary and Watauga Elementary. In the winter of 2009, a new addition was completed to include exploratory classrooms for art, choral music, Spanish, and computers.



We at E.B. Stanley Middle School believe that a successful school is an inviting, supportive and safe place that promotes in-depth learning and enhances students’ physical and emotional well-being.  We strive to be a community of learners where each student, staff member and support person is guided by a shared vision and takes pride in belonging. We believe that a successful learning environment is one where both students and teachers are engaged in active learning.


Vision Statement

E.B. Stanley Middle School will be a dynamic community of learners where:

  • Faculty and staff are empowered through respect, training, leadership and resources to provide an excellent education program;

  • Faculty and staff communicate high expectations and respect to every student;

  • Students are engaged through a rich curriculum to acquire the skills and the love of learning;

  • All students obtain the skills of citizenship by playing and working together in an atmosphere that respects both diversity and cooperation;

  • A partnership with parents and the greater community extends to all citizens  a greater appreciation of the value of an excellent education; and

  • Students exit with academic skills at or above grade level and on graduation will be prepared to succeed in post-secondary education and/or employment.