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Heroes ES: About Our School

Heroes Elementary

Heroes Elementary School opened in school year 2011-2012 as the result of the need for an additional elementary school aboard Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base. Children from Berkeley Manor, Heroes Manor, and Paradise Point housing areas attend Heroes Elementary School. 

Heroes Elementary School is built to serve approximately 770 students in Pre-K through 5th grade. Our school has 38 classrooms with other classrooms designed for special areas and curriculum support.

In addition to traditional PreK-5 grade level classrooms, Heroes ES offers:

  • Multi-age classes (K-2)

  • Special Education LIMS

  • Special Education LIMM

  • Special Education LISP

  • Gifted Program

  • Reading Intervention

  • Math Intervention

  • Read 180

  • Art

  • Music

  • PE

  • Guidance

  • Media Center/Library

  • Technology/Computer Lab

  • Multi-media recording studio

  • Nurse

  • Counseling services

  • MFLC services

  • School Psychologist

  • Speech and Language services

  • English as a Second Language

  • Adaptive PE

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Free and Reduced Breakfast and Lunch


In addition, para-professionals(educational aides) support the educational program in preschool, kindergarten, and special education programs. They are essential to the implementation of curriculum and care the staff provides our students.


The daily schedule for Heroes Elementary is built to enable students and teachers to have large amounts of blocked time to facilitate uninterrupted instructional time. Wednesday afternoon, early release time, is an opportunity for the staff to participate in a professional learning community to collaborate, purposefully plan instruction, and look at school data to focus on continuous improvement and student achievement. 


The staff of Heroes Elementary School is proud to serve the military community of Camp Lejeune by providing a school environment that is safe and gives students the opportunity to learn and be successful.