Thanksgiving Holidays

Eastside will be observing Thanksgiving Holidays Wednesday November 23rd - Friday November 25th. We will not be in school those days.

Can Drive
Can Drive

Eastside is collecting Canned goods for a Can Drive through Tuesday November 22nd in true Alabama/Auburn Rivalry fashion!

Child Nutrition Program

Breakfast/Lunch Menu Eastside Lunchroom: Manager Gwen Brown, Assistant Manager Linda Buckhannon Phone # 334-864-7046 Lafayette, Al 36862 Staff: Portia Peters Shinetta Ware

Pre-K Registration

First Class Pre-K Alabama’s Voluntary Pre-K Program PRE-REGISTRATION

  • Pre-Registration Dates: January 15 – March 17, 2022

Pre-Registration Application: To pre-register, go online to

Meet the Principal

9 days ago

Allyson Matthews

Hello Eastside Family!  It is a blessing and honor to be serving as your Principal this year.  I am thrilled to be coming back to the LaFayette area to serve the families that live in this part of Chambers County.  We will strive for excellence this year in meeting the needs of your children.  At school, we will be very deliberate about carrying out the mission of our school by planning and implementing a focused curriculum.  We will count on parents, family members, and community members to come along beside our classroom educators and expect our students to give their very best. We will also model and reinforce positive social interactions and skills that students will need to be successful beyond elementary school.  We are educating the next generation at Eastside Elementary and we believe that our students can change the world! 

About Us

Our History ; Eastside Elementary School was built in 1961 in a rural town in Chambers County. Eastside is located in the city of LaFayette, Alabama but also draws its population from the surrounding rural areas. Students are assigned to the school based on attendance zones set in place by the federal court mandate. Eastside students are offered a variety of community programs. The city offers recretional activities, which include football, baseball, basketball and cheerleading. The partners in education is the local bank, Farmers and Merchant as well as Joanne's. Other local supporters such as Parkers Food, LaFayette Pilot Library, LaFayette Police and Fire Departments, local restaurants, churches, organizations and Eastside Parent-Teacher Organizations provide needed resources and support for the school.

Eastside Faculty and Staff 2021-2022