About Our School

  • Welcome to Brenda Cowan Elementary, the newest school in the Fayette County Public School family!

    Lt. Brenda Cowan       Lieutenant Brenda Cowan 

           Lieutenant Brenda Cowan was the first African American female fire fighter in           Lexington, Kentucky. She was a committed member of Engine 18 for her entire 12 year career. She radiated honor and pride whenever firefighters were mentioned. From time to time‚ she would say:

                                                                 "I’m an ordinary person doing an extraordinary job."

    Through Brenda’s death on February 13‚ 2004‚ she inspires warmth‚ kindness‚
 and love for all. Her death has touched people from all walks of life in various 
parts of the community‚ the state‚ and the nation.

    At Brenda Cowan Elementary, we are committed to ensuring that all students are actively engaged and learning at high levels. As a school, we will ensure this through our three educational pillars:

    Third Grade Reading Pledge

    • We pledge to dedicate and allot our available resources to ensure that all students leave third grade reading at, or above, grade level.

    Arts Integration

    • Students will learn through the integration of arts education within the classroom core curriculum and enhanced through our special areas of music, creative writing, dance, drama, media art, and visual art.

    Global Competency

    • Through the lens of global competency, we will teach our students the importance of learning about and celebrating different cultures and diverse points of view.

    Through our pillars, we will teach our students to embrace what makes them different, discover what they are passionate about, and take action.

  • Our Mission:

    To expose our students to diverse opportunities through the lens of arts education while providing the unique experience of learning in an environment that allows students to access every part of their brain. We have the responsibility to ensure that all students are actively engaged, achieving at high levels, and are prepared to excel in a global society.