In 1850 the first classroom, with 4 students enrolled, was established at Fort Wagner. Mt. Vernon School, a 16'x32' pine log structure was completed in 1854 and used by the community for social gatherings and Sunday School. During the next 45 years many schools were built all over Talent, three of those structures remain today. In 1911 a three-story brick building was built on the site of the present Talent Elementary's "round building" and gym. The round building was not completed until 1974.
Many of the staff live and are involved in the community of Talent. TES has built itself into a strong, happy, safe and supportive environment for both students and staff. We have an excellent dual-language program at all grade levels. The future strength of Talent Elementary School lies in celebrating our unique diversity and continuing to work in partnership with the community, to implement the 21st Century Schools Act.