Walter G. Schneckenburger Elementary opened its doors in 1976. The school was named after Walter G. Schneckenburger, a well-known and respected civic leader, educator and coach from Kenner. The school was designed as an open-classroom model with two kivas: The Primary Kiva and the Intermediate Kiva; and the Library is located between the two kivas. The Computer Lab was opened in 1997 with the help of grants. The Schneckenburger Elementary PTO has helped to purchase software and pay the salary of the Lab teacher. Currently the school maintains a diverse student population of 450, consisting of regular and special education students. Our ESL students come from Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Jordan, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Jerusalem, Peru, and Palenstine. The fully certified faculty and staff number 70, with a wide variety of classifications, duties, and talents, strive to provide the learning environment necessary for all students to achieve academic excellence and become lifelong learners.
In addition to providing a safe learning environment, Walter G. Schneckenburger Elementary offers many annual events/programs: Summer Camp, Scholastic Book Fair, Quarterly Awards Programs, Dollars For Scholars, Safety Patrol, United Way, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), K-Kids (Kiwanis), Kids Hope USA, Fall Festival, Monthly Positive Behavior Incentives, Grandparents Event, Winter Program, DARE Program (5th grade), Math/Literacy Night, Field Day, Healthy Choice Life Styles PE program, and Ballroom Dance Competition.