The History of Skaith Elementary
Skaith Elementary was built in 1965 in anticipation of the Pickett School joining the District. Skaith Elementary School, named in honor of Mr. Francis L. Skaith, sits on the edge of the Deer Park Neighborhood. Mr. Skaith was a well known educator of this area who was the principal of Pickett School and later became superintendent of the former Pickett School District, prior to becoming part of the St. Joseph School District.
The original building consisted of one long hall with 14 rooms arranged on either side. In 1967, 10 classrooms, a gymnasium and kitchen were added. In 1972, another 11 classrooms were added to the school.