About Woodlawn

Boyle Primary School

Later Renamed Woodlawn Elementary School

Under the leadership of Boyle County Superintendent Roy Camic, Boyle County Schools coped with rapid growth of student enrollment in the 1970s. In the Kentucky Advocate Magazine, Sonja McKinney writes, "Aimed at reducing the size of classes with whom each teacher works and also at providing an improved and more up-to-date physical plant, the program includes construction of a new primary school for grades kindergarten through three and a number of additions to Boyle County High School. A future phase of construction will be required to convert Boyle County Elementary School into a middle school facility, but for the moment grades four through eight will enjoy more classroom space by occupying rooms vacated by the lower grades."

Built in 1977, the 14-room school was named Boyle Primary School before becoming known as Woodlawn Elementary. On November 11, 1977, the Kentucky Advocate Magazine reports teachers and students moved books, desks, materials, guinea pigs, furniture from Boyle County Elementary, now known as Boyle County Middle School, into Boyle Primary School. Carolyn Robinette and Jeannie MacShara, two of our current teachers recall that day, "The children had their little books and sacks filled with school supplies in their hands as we walked from one building to the next."