Hugh K. Cassell Elementary School is located in the northeast part of Augusta County in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. The school itself is surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.Our school opened in the fall of 1973. It was named after the former Superintendent of Augusta County Schools, Hugh Kent Cassell, who served in that position for twenty-six years.This campus-style, well-equipped school provides an attractive learning environment. The classrooms are colorful, air-conditioned, and filled with current technology. Each classroom houses networked computers and a Smart Board with a digital document camera. We are beginning to include interactive TVs. Videostreaming is accessible. We have a fully-equipped computer lab. The entire school population enjoys the library with its computers, resource media, and varied selection of books, both print and ebooks. The landscaping is attractive and well kept with a variety of trees and shrubs native to Virginia.Our school is one of twenty in Augusta County. Within our school are approximately five hundred students and twenty-eight classroom teachers ranging from preschool to grade five. Additional staff includes art, guidance, library, music, physical education, special education, and teaching assistants.