About Our School

F. W. Kling Elementary School


Kling is a Virginia Naturally Recognized School.  Our students participate in recycling receive education from local resources on recycling programs and the environment. Students are recognized through our guidance department each month for exhibiting special character traits and serving s role models to others. Second grade students are recognized for honor roll.  All students are recognized for excellent and perfect attendance.  All students are recognized on their birthdays. Students who reach grade level reading will be recognized with a special award and honored in front of their peers. Students have enrichment opportunities such as STEM, Drama, and French.  We also offer before and after school homework help. Each day students receive 30 minutes of unstructured but supervised recess. We have a special leadership club at Kling for our students called the KES (Kling Engaging Students) club. The students are selected by their teachers and peers to help make decisions for the school such as spirit days, lunch menus, and help organize special activities. These students lead our daily announcements and serve as “safety patrols” in our hallways. 

Parent Programs
At Kling Elementary School, we offer many opportunities for parent involvement.  We begin the school year with Meet the Teacher and Back to School Nights for parents. We will have Family Math night in the fall (dinner is provided).  We will celebrate Dr. Seuss‘ Birthday in the spring with fun games, food, and free learning materials. All of our grade levels host a special content night in which we have over 80% attendance by families.  We have a very active PTO and encourage all to become members. We also have a Parent Involvement Committee through our Title I program. We host parent teacher conferences and encourage every parent to meet with their child’s teacher.

Instructional Programs
Kling Elementary School teaches students at their appropriate developmental level with the goal being reaching and surpassing grade level expectations. We have special education programs, intervention programs, 504 plans, and IEP plans available for students who need extra assistance in reaching the goals. We offer STEM and coding to all students.  Our classrooms are equipped with the most recent educational technology available. Finally, at Kling we are 100% invested in your child as a student and as a little person who learning their way in this world. We will foster education, values, and appropriate social interactions every step of the way. We are here to serve as a resource for you.  Please do not hesitate to contact us at anytime if you have questions or concerns.



F. W. Kling School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Buena Vista City School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, sex, or handicapping conditions.