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Principal's Corner

Mrs. Nicole Chapman,  Principal



J. W. Arnold Elementary 

 216 Stockbridge Road,

Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

(770) 473-2800 Fax (770) 473-5057 


Nicole Chapman, Principal


January 9, 2024

Dear Parents/Guardians

I am pleased to write this letter to inform you that the Clayton County Public School Board voted for and accepted our Superintendent's recommendation to appoint me as the new Principal of J.W. Arnold Elementary School. I am honored to continue serving and leading at this fantastic school. At J.W. Arnold, we have hard- working students, dedicated teachers, and a supportive community. At J.W. Arnold, I assure you that excellence will remain at the forefront. 

Overall, this is my 27th year in the field of education. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies K-8, Master's in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, and a Specialist in Educational Leadership PK-12. Of those twenty-seven years, I have worked at J.W. Arnold for 18 years. I have served as a classroom teacher, Instructional Site Facilitator Coach, and Assistant Principal. I have supported initiatives at the district level, written/co-wrote professional development, and presented to various colleagues in CCPS. I am passionate about academic excellence and cultivating a safe environment for all. 

As the Principal, I believe that all students can achieve their goals. I am committed to setting high academic standards for all teachers and students. My goal is to continue to work collaboratively with our staff, parents/guardians, students, and community to provide an enriching experience for all students that will continue to build their confidence, encourage their curiosity, grow their academic achievement, and cultivate their love for learning. 

I do not doubt that J. W. Arnold students will continue to make academic/social gains. Open communication and collaboration are crucial components to student success. I encourage parents and guardians to engage in their child's education and stay connected with their child's teacher. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at or 770.473.2800

Again, I am truly excited to embark on this journey with all of you and look forward to a beautiful rest of the year. J.W. Arnold students will continue to soar- Soar Eagles! 

All the best,


Nicole Chapman 

J.W. Arnold Principal 


Preparing Students to Become Successful Citizens and Lifelong Learners


Vision: Arnold will provide an environment that empowers students to be ambitious learners and productive responsible members of a global society.


Mission: Arnold will prepare students to become successful citizens and lifelong learners.