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Annistown History

In the early 1900's the area around Annistown Elementary School was known as Annie's Town. The site for Annistown Elementary School, located at 3150 Spain Road in Lithonia, was previously a wooded hill covered with pines, dogwoods and other hardwoods. Today, from the top of the hill, Stone Mountain can be viewed by students and faculty as they come and go.

The need for Annistown Elementary School came as a result of rapid growth in the Snellville/Stone Mountain area. In 1979, a Gwinnett County bond referendum included this school in its plan. The 23-acre site was selected in February of 1980. Construction, using a self-contained classroom concept, began in May, 1980, and was completed in August, 1981.

Since the original building was constructed, two additions have been completed. In 1982, an activity building was constructed behind the southeast end of the facility. In 1988, a 12-room addition was added to accommodate rapid growth.

Approximately 87 percent of Annistown's student population was drawn from Centerville Elementary, and eight percent was drawn from Mountain Park Elementary. Approximately five percent of the population was due to growth in the area.

The school's mascot is the Annistown Tiger, which was chosen by Dr. Fred Rundle, the first principal, and a group of teachers. They selected the colors blue and gold for the School colors. School traditions include Skate Night, Annual Art Show, School Talent Show, Fall Carnival, Spring dance, and PTA meetings where students perform. 

(Information provided by Suzanne Daughtry, AES Historian.) 
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