The Mission of W. C. Griggs is to become educated leaders who challenge ourselves to achieve our goals. We will be positive, life-long learners who celebrate the greatness in everyone.

Home of the Stars

W. C. Griggs Elementary School was organized in 1958. It is named in honor of William C. Griggs.  He began his educational career at the age of twenty-five and served in several different  capacities. He was the principal of Henley High School in Birmingham.  He served as superintendent of  schools in Gadsden and Bessemer, Alabama as well as in Danville, Virginia. In 1926 Mr. Griggs was appointed superintendent of the Mobile County School System for the completion of a term. William Griggs served in the Mobile County Public School System for seventeen years until his retirement in 1944.  He was active in both the community and his local church.  William C. Griggs died on July 6, 1955.

Announcement Posts

Kindergarten Visiting Day

Kindergarten Visiting Day is on May 17, 2022. @ 9:00. This is for new Kindergarten students. Please only new K student and parent/guardians can attend. Students must be 5 by September 1, 2022. Student must reside in Griggs School District. All registration must be completed by June 1st. This is the registration website. mcpss.com Scroll down to center of page, select --Register, then select --New Student. Completely registered means all of the online is complete, all documents (student's Social Security card, certified birth certificate, Alabama Immunization card, Parent/guardian's Photo ID, & 2 proofs of residence one needs to be a lease or mortgage and the other can be a utility bill in parent/guardians name). Once the student is completely registered you will have the opportunity to sign up for a summer Kindergarten Bridges Program ( 3 day program to help new Kindergarten students adjust to school). Bridges dates are June 7-9 and July 12-14. Students must be completely registered no later than June 1st to sign up for Bridges.

Tue May 10 10:52 AM

Parent Survey 2022

Please help improve our schools by completing the Parent Survey. Highlight the link. https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/187811/p524

Tue Apr 26 10:50 AM

5th Grade Celebration

5th Grade Celebration will take place on May 25, 2022 at Theodore High School Auditorium from 9:30-11:30. More info to follow.

Wed Apr 06 11:40 AM

1st place and runner-up
Spelling Bee

Students from 3rd -5th grade participated in their classroom Spelling Bee. The top 2 students from each class moved on to the school Spelling Bee, which was held on November 16, 2021. Dallas Caggiano was the winner. Essence Tunstall was runner-up.

Wed Nov 17 01:06 PM


Math Team students and teacher sponsors.
Griggs Math Team 2021-2022

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Griggs Shining Star Math Team: Koyuki Arellano, Mattie Adams, Caiden Beech, Dominic Hobden, McKenzie McConnell, Hazel Perkins, Kaleb Pugh, Nick Ramon, Ty Singley, Veronica Smith, Ayden Stringfellow, Kaylee Traverse, Sophie Welch, Hayley Williams, & Zachary Zeller. Math Team will meet each Thursday from 3:15-4:30.

Tue Feb 22 10:30 AM

Parenting Day
Parenting Day October 18th

Griggs will hold virtual class for parents. Flyer is attached with times and QR Codes.

Thu Oct 14 11:00 AM

Red Ribbon flyer
Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week will take place during the week of October 18th. Please see the information below about the theme for the day. 10/18-“Hats off to Drugs”- students/teachers can wear their favorite hat 10/19-“Turn Your Back on Drugs”- students/teachers can wear their shirt backwards 10/20-“Sock It to Drugs”- students/teachers can wear silly socks 10/21-“Be a Jean-ious and Say No to Drugs”-students/teachers can wear jeans 10/22-“Drugs Will Make You Crazy”- students/teachers can have a crazy hair day

Tue Oct 12 11:00 AM

Dyslexia Awareness Week

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week. On Friday, October 8th we are asking all staff and students to wear a red shirt in observance of Dyslexia Awareness Week. Students will still wear uniform bottoms.

Tue Oct 05 11:50 AM

Online Registration New and Returning Students for 2022-2023 

Click on picture for link to register.

Online Registration for the 2022-2023 School year is now open for New and Returning students.  Informational flyer went home in March.
Your MCPSS Username is the Enrolling Parent/Guardians email address.
Your Password will be you oldest active student's birthday. 2 digit month 2 digit day 4 digit year. No dashes.

Please complete the online portion of registration. For new student's you will need to upload or bring to the school, the following items:

Student's Alabama Immunization Card

Student's Social Security Card

Student's Certified Birth Certificate

Parent/Guardian's Photo ID

Parent/Guardian's 2 proofs of residence (1 Must be a lease or mortgage in parent/guardian's name, and the other can be a utility bill/check stub/bank statement in parent/guardian's name).

Registration hours at Griggs are as follows Monday-Friday 9:00-11:00 am and 12:00- 2:00 pm.

If you need further assistance, please call our Registrar, Mrs. Dock @251 221-1330.
Flyer for 2022-2023 Online Registration
Griggs Grad Walk 2022
Griggs Math Team 2021-2022

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Griggs Shining Star Math Team:  Koyuki Arellano, Mattie Adams, Caiden Beech, Dominic Hobden, McKenzie McConnell, Hazel Perkins, Kaleb Pugh, Nick Ramon, Ty Singley, Veronica Smith, Ayden Stringfellow, Kaylee Traverse, Sophie Welch, Hayley Williams, & Zachary Zeller. Math Team will meet each Thursday from 3:15-4:30. Thank you to Mrs. Bohentin and Mrs. Sergeant for sponsoring the Math Team.



First and foremost, thanks to each of you for your continued support of MCPSS during such continued unprecedented times. Our parents, students, and employees are definitely to be commended for continuing to press forward as #TeamMCPSS. 


The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly in Mobile County. I have been closely monitoring the number of positive COVID cases and isolations in each individual school and throughout the district as a whole daily.   


Our number of cases has increased, making it difficult to staff many of our schools. Based on today’s numbers, I feel it is best for the health and safety of all students and employees for the entire district to move to virtual learning for the week of January 18 - 21, 2022.  I made the decision to close a full week to allow nine consecutive days, including the weekends, for individuals to recover from illness. 


This will not be the “live” classroom lessons as we implemented in the fall of 2020. Rather, to allow for flexibility, teachers will upload lessons and assignments onto Schoology for students to complete on their own schedules next week or paper assignments will be sent home with elementary students. 


Tomorrow, January 14, 2022, will be used to provide students with assignments for next week, and to make sure all students have a device to complete their work if needed.  All assignments will be made via Schoology or students will be provided with paper copies. For those without internet at home, instructions for uploading assignments will be provided for students. A copy of the instructions will also be placed on our website for parents to reference. 


Upon returning on January 24, 2022, we will continue to closely monitor COVID-19 cases and allow the numbers to inform further decisions being made within the district. 


Again, thank you for your continued support of #TeamMCPSS. We will #FinishStrong.  


Chresal D. Threadgill 


**Griggs will be sending paper packets home with students on 1/14. These will need to be returned with students on 1/24.

If your student is absent today, 1/14, you may pick up paper packets on 1/14 from12-2 only.** Griggs will NOT be sending home devices.

Congratulations to Ms. Kastala Brown, 1st grade teacher at Griggs! She was selected as the Teacher of the Year by her peers.
Griggs Red Ribbon Leader
Sophie Welch is our Griggs Red Ribbon Leader. She was nominated by her teachers.


Magnet school information
Magnet School Information


 Congratulations to Danilynn Feverjean from Mrs. Jones 3rd grade class. Danilynn is Griggs “Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow" representative. Danilynn was selected for excelling in the classroom and by making a positive impact at our school and in the community.
Mrs. Jones & Danilyn Feverjean, Griggs Learning Leader Representative
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