Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
Meriwether Lewis Elementary School is an Albemarle County public elementary school providing pre-K through 5th grade. The school is part of the western feeder pattern. Students from Meriwether Lewis will move on to Henley Middle School and graduate from Western Albemarle High School. 
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Meriwether Lewis Elementary opened in 1922 and moved to its current location near Ivy in 1988. The school was named for Albemarle-born pioneer, Meriwether Lewis. Lewis is perhaps best known for his exploration of the Louisiana Territory with William Clark and Sacajawea in 1803. The school originally featured a component for agricultural education for high school students. 
Description from 2019 State of the Division Annual Report
"The core purpose of Meriwether Lewis Elementary School is to develop a community of learners where everyone is invested in each other’s learning. We exist to lift every student’s academic voice and have that voice appreciated by others." 
The current principal of Meriwether Lewis is Michael Irani.
The following is a list of people who have served as principal.
|2021 - present||Jennifer Underwood |
|2014 - 2021||Michael Irani|
|2008 - 2014||Kim Cousins|
|2003 - 2008||Sylvia Henderson|
|1998 - 2003||Jo Vining|
|1987 - 1998||Elizabeth Bailey|
|1983 - 1987||Sylvia Henderson|
|1968 - 1983||William Steigman|
|1966 - 1968||Juanita Chafin|
|1956 - 1966||Charles Simmons|
|1955 - 1956||William Bullock|
|1946 - 1955||John Breeden|
|1944 - 1946||Mortimer Sutherland|
|1941 - 1944||Robert Allen|
|1932 - 1941||Guy Morris|
|1931 - 1932||E. Broadwater|
|1927 - 1929||W. Barrett|
|1924 - 1925||George Eutsler|
|1922 - 1924||Frank Taylor|
Meriwether Lewis Elementary is located at 1610 Owensville Road.
- Web. Merriwether Lewis Elementary School Fact Sheet, retrieved November 17, 2019.
- Web. Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, School Quality Profile, Virginia Department of Education, retrieved November 17, 2019.
- Web. Meriwether Lewis School is Opened, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, January 24, 1922, retrieved January 21, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. January 24, 1922 page 1.
- Web. State of the Division: A Work In Progress, Office of Strategic Communications, Annual Report, Albemarle County Public Schools, retrieved November 17, 2019.
- Web. Governor McDonnell & Board of Education Honor High-Performing Virginia Schools & School Divisions, Virginia Department of Education, January 5, 2012, retrieved May 31, 2012.
- Web. School Board Approves Appointments of New Principals for Western Albemarle High School, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School, Press Release, Albemarle County Public Schools, July 1, 2021, retrieved December 4, 2021.
- Web. County names new Meriwether Lewis principal, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 31, 2014, retrieved April 7, 2014.
- School website
- Virginia School Quality Profile
- 2018-19 Strategic Improvement Plan
- [https://www.k12albemarle.org/school/mles/Documents/MLES%2019-20_SIP.pdf 2019-20 Strategic Improvement Plan:
- 2019 Elementary School Climate Survey