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Panola Way Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

About Us

Soaring to New Horizon

 Panola Way Elementary School opened in 1986 and is located in Lithonia, Georgia. A new addition was added to original structure in 2004. Currently, our school serves students in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Lithonia is a city in eastern DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, as well as a collection of unincorporated communities in which it shares its name. Lithonia is in the Atlanta metropolitan area. "Lithonia" means "city/town of stone". The City of Lithonia currently serves as one of the gateways to the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.

Our Vision:

Panola’s VISION is to develop the whole student- intellectually, psychologically, and emotionally- into becoming college, career and life ready.

Our Mission & Beliefs:

Panola’s MISSION is to ensure a safe and innovative instructional environment designed to challenge and support ALL students. 


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Board of Education Member (District 7)
Dr. Joyce A. Morley