Joanna-Woodson Elementary (JWE) is a rural school located in Laurens County. It is one of three elementary schools in Laurens School District 56. The students who attend the school come from five different communities: Joanna, Mountville, Cross Hill, Clinton and Kinards. JWE has approximately 300 students in five-year-old kindergarten through fifth grade. The school population is composed of 67% Caucasian, 27% African-American, 3% Hispanic, and 3% Other. The free or reduced lunch rate for the 2011/2012 school year was 81%. JWE is a Title I school. Everyone at JWE is a STAR. We strive for Excellence One Star at a Time.