About Us


To develop lifelong learners in an innovative and nurturing learning community which empowers all students to be competent, productive, caring and responsible citizens.


We believe that the most promising strategies for achieving the mission of Ralph Downs Elementary is to be:

  • To be steadfast advocates committed to academic success by monitoring student progress.
  • Partners with our school community by providing guidance, tools & resources to ensure student success
  • Aligned to common SMART goals
  • Professional Learning Communities and Collaborative Teams
  • Relationship builders with ALL students by discovering and celebrating diversity


Principal Message

Downs Elementary Principal

Welcome everyone to the 2019-20 school year. My name is Shbrone Brookings, and I am the new principal at Ralph Downs Elementary. I am very excited to be here and look forward to serving.

Our professional and caring staff is committed to providing all students with a safe and engaging learning environment with a primary focus on relationships. We encourage our families to become involved as we strive to empower ALL students to develop a growth mindset while learning and performing at their highest academic potential.

We desire to ultimately incorporate strategies and programs through collaboration with the community and stakeholders that are responsive to the diverse social, emotional, and intellectual needs of our students. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. My goal is to make it a positively phenomenal year as we do whatever it takes to ensure success and have everyone feeling “Respected and Connected.”


Shbrone Brookings, Principal

Accountability Reports

Office ofEducational Quality & Accountability

2017 School Profile

A-F School Grading System

2017-18 School Report Card

As a recipient of a grant or subgrant under the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 6401), please report to the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Education if you observe, detect, or suspect improper use of taxpayer funds.