2016-2017 Enrollment for ALL Returning Students

This school year, all parents wishing to use the portal will have to create a new single sign‐on account, regardless if they have one or multiple children in the district or if they’ve used the portal in the past using the parent/guardian ID and password. You must complete this procedure even if you have only one student account.

Please see the attachment for directions on how to sign up!

Parent Portal Registration 16-17.docx
Access our e-books here!
Sign in with your student ID#. Your password is your 6-digit birthday.

Congratulations Caroline Manning,
Richland One District Teacher of the Year!

Looking for art camps this summer? Take a look at some opportunities around Columbia!
art classes in Cola.doc
Student Registration for NEW STUDENTS!

For the 2016-2017 school year, Richland School District One will be using an online system called InfoSnap for student registration. Please see the link below for how to register your child.
Registration-Parent FAQs - New Students.pdf
Student Registration for RETURNING STUDENTS!

For the 2016-2017 school year, Richland School District One will be using an online system called InfoSnap for student registration. Please see the link below for how to register your child.
Registration-Parent FAQs - Returning Students.pdf
Please check out Quick Links for the most up-to-date information for your child for the 2015-2016 school year.  

Thanks to all of our wonderful business partners for supporting Brennen Elementary!
Check out "Quick Links" to see the names of these groups!

We are Richland One/Brennen Elementary School, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

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YMCA Y-Club Afterschool Information is now listed on the left under Quick Links!

Congratulations!  Brennen has been awarded Palmetto Gold for General Performance!

Brennen Elementary School

Home of the Brennen Bulldogs
As a member of Richland One, we at Brennen Elementary School will prepare every student to be a successful, contributing citizen in a global society by providing an effective and high quality education.
Brennen Elementary School, in collaboration with an engaged community, is committed to ensuring that each learner achieves his/her potential in a safe, caring, and academically challenging and diverse learning environment that will develop responsible citizens for a changing world.

PTO Announcements

Brennen PTO has a new web page! Check it out at
It will be available all year under Parent Links as well.

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From the Principal

Welcome to Brennen Elementary School, known affectionately to all who know us simply as Brennen. We are so glad you are visiting our web site, and we hope it will help you get to know our school. Our school serves over 850 students in grades K-5. 

With a warm and welcoming atmosphere, dedicated teachers, and a rich tapestry of cultures representative of our community, Brennen is a wonderful place to teach and learn. 

One of the goals I work toward as a principal is to find the best and brightest teachers in the Columbia area. As a community, we work hard to provide a high quality educational experience for all Bulldogs. With continuous family support and outstanding volunteers, our students leave Brennen prepared for the next step in their academic career. 

At Brennen, we strive to provide each student with an extensive range of educational opportunities in a safe and nurturing environment. Our staff, in partnership with our families, ensures a happy balance of rigorous instruction, extracurricular activities, and social opportunities for our students. 

We continue to celebrate our successes over the years. Brennen continues to be recognized as a Palmetto Gold School for our academic performance. We have received an “excellent” rating from the State Department of Education for the past 5 years. 

The support we receive from parents and community members fosters ongoing success for our students and allows us to maintain an environment of academic excellence for all of our students. 

There are many opportunities for parents to become involved-from volunteering in the classrooms and front office to helping with our wonderful Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Whatever you do, your active support and cooperation combined with our best professional efforts help our students be the best they can be-as students and community members. 

See you around campus or in the car rider line. 

Mark Shea