The New Hanover County Schools Board of Education voted to rename Walter L. Parsley Elementary School to Masonboro Elementary School at the November 10, 2020 Regular Board Meeting. Per Board Policy 5400, the community was given sixty days to provide suggestions for a new school name. Eight names were considered by Board members before the vote was taken. The new school name goes into effect for the 2021-2022 school year.
“I’m excited for us to move forward into this next chapter, and for all the great possibilities our future holds for our students, staff, and community! We will work hard to make the name Masonboro Elementary synonymous with academic excellence, where we nurture responsible decision-makers, who are cooperative, passionate self-learners respectful of diversity in a safe and caring environment,” says Robin Hamilton, Principal.