Principal's Message

Welcome to Manteo Elementary School where the keys to success are the three R’s: Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness.


Located in historic Roanoke Island, Manteo Elementary School provides a safe, caring, and nurturing environment for our students to grow into and expand their potential.  Many of our families and staff have lived in the area all of their lives, while others have moved to the area more recently, thus providing a learning environment which strikes a balance between a rich local history and a broad global perspective.  We hold high expectations for all students by leveraging the diversity of our community as we learn from the experiences of others.


Education is a community partnership.  We rely on families, business partners, and community organizations to provide the world class education that all of our students deserve.  The amount of time adults read to children in the home has a direct correlation on student achievement, so take time every day to read as a family.  If you have assisted our school in the past, we thank you and are looking forward to seeing you soon.  If you are new to our educational community, we invite you to visit our school and volunteer your time as part of our PTO, School Improvement Team or assisting in the classroom.  We also value and invite business partners and community organizations to assist us in our mission to educate every child.  


Manteo Elementary School is a great school in a beautiful community.  Please join with us as we ensure that every child has a champion to support them, celebrate them, and care for them.

Steve Blackstock

Principal