Principal's Corner


Mr. Mark Millis
765.973.3433 Phone
765.973.3713 Fax


Vaile Elementary School, one of six elementary schools within the Richmond Community Schools Corporation, serves students in Grades K-4. Vaile, named for Dr. Joel Vaile, surgeon, 41st Regiment Indiana Cavalry, 1861, has stood on its present site, three blocks south of The National Road, since 1884. The original building was replaced in 1954. A three million dollar total renovation was completed in 1998, adding additional space for multipurpose/lunchroom, art and music facilities, additional kindergarten space, and an upgrade and relocation of the office and health facilities. The entire building received electrical and physical improvements, including air-conditioning and technology access. As a result, a pleasant and comfortable environment provides for optimal learning opportunities throughout the school. Hallway carpeting serves to reduce noise and ample colorful wall space provides many outlets for attractive displays of student work. Meals are served in the multi-purpose room where students are seated in family-style round tables. Great pride is taken in keeping the facility exceptionally clean and well maintained.

School Mission:

Vaile School, together with parents, the neighborhood and community, provides a positive, safe, disciplined learning environment.

School Vision:

Students will develop belief in themselves, respect for others, and competence in the skills necessary to become responsible, productive citizens and life-long learners.

School Belief Statements:

  • Vaile School is a place where all children can learn basic skills and creative and critical thinking processes through a variety of approaches and materials.
  • Vaile School shares ownership of instructional goals, and state standards through partnerships with parents, students, teachers, principals, and the community.
  • Vaile School encourages students to be life-long learners and to become contributing and responsible citizens in a multicultural society.
  • Vaile School provides a variety of opportunities for the personal growth of students and staff.

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