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    Mrs. Stacia Walfall
    Assistant Principal: Mr. Richard Mansfield
    Assistant Principal: Mrs. Natalie Nelson  
    235 Belmont Boulevard Grades: Pre-K through 6
    Elmont, NY 11003 Student population: 800
    Location: Three blocks south of Hempstead Turnpike, between Estelle and Johnston Avenues. Faculty & staff: 95
    Phone: (516) 326-5570
    View map Fax: (516) 326-0349
    Hours: 8:55 a.m.-3:15 p.m.  





    Welcome to the Clara H. Carlson Elementary school website! Coming from a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds, our students thrive and grow as well-rounded individuals. Priority is given to maintaining a safe environment that is conducive to learning.

    Our dedicated teachers and staff empower all students to reach their full potential and become life-long learners. Students are given a quality education in a safe, nurturing environment. Our staff works diligently to ensure each student receives a quality education with priorities focused on individual growth, social-emotional development and safety.

    Our families play a key role in this educational journey. When you visit our school, you will find an extended hand ready to invite you to become a member of our community. We welcome you to the Carlson family and look forward to working with you and your child to have a wonderful school year. 


    School Vision

    Challenge the leaders, thinkers, and creators of tomorrow.

    School Mission

    Inspire creativity, cultivate academic growth, nurture our diverse community, and motivate students to be life-long learners.

    School Motto

    Every Student Matters and Every Moment Counts

    Website Features

    Virtual Backpack, Family Handbook, Mustang Monthly Parent Calendar


    School Theme

    Share. Show. Know. Grow!

    One of the best things about life is that we never stop learning.  There are always new skills to teach and learn and techniques for us to adopt. We will continue to foster a love of learning that will encourage our students to push through obstacles that may arise. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for our school community, staff, parents and students to share and show what we know to help ourselves and others grow, ultimately creating an environment of enthusiasm and innovation while building culture and team spirit.

    School Mascot

    “Monty” The Mustang

    Meeting Universal Students’ Talents Academic Needs & Goals


    School Colors

    Blue and Yellow

    School History

    Clara H. Carlson is one of six schools in the Elmont School District. It first opened its doors on February 3, 1930 and was originally named the Belmont Boulevard School.  Ms. Clara H. Carlson was a former educator and principal in the Elmont School District.  After being the 1st Belmont Boulevard principal, the 1st principal of the Gotham Avenue School and the principal of the Elmont Road School, the building was renamed the Clara H. Carlson School in the early 1960s.  A ceremony was held to honor her dedication and commitment to the Elmont community. 

    Clubs / Programs

    Afternoon Tutoring, Bienvenidos, Broadcasting Squad, Band, Chorus, Community Read, Girl Power, Honor Roll, International Night, Kindness, Model United Nations, Monday Clubs, Morning Enrichment & Tutoring, NYSSMA, Orchestra, PTA, Recorder Ensemble, Safety Squad, Spelling Bee, Student Council, Student of the Month, Talent Show, Teachers of Tomorrow

    Awareness Activities

    Alzheimers, Autism, Black History Month, Breast Cancer, College and Career, Fire Safety, Hoops For Hearts, Leukemia & Lymphoma, Memorial Day, Pennies For Patients, Read Across America, Red Ribbon, September 11th Memorial, Staff Appreciation, Veterans Day

    Languages spoken by families

    Bengali, English, French, Haitian Creole, Malayalam, Panjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, and Urdu. *based on the home language survey

    Colleges Carlson graduates have attended

    Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Howard, Hampton, SUNY, CUNY, Community Colleges, Hofstra, Adelphi, University of Southern Carolina, Mercy, Temple, Fashion Institute of Technology, Florida State, St. Johns, & Delaware State to name a few.


    School Report Card:

    View Elmont Union Free School District Report Cards