Altama Elementary School opened on February 1, 1965 and has been an integral part of the community ever since. Altama was built to meet the needs of its community, undergoing a population change through an increase in personnel at the Glynco Naval Air Station. (NAS Glynco) NAS Glynco was approximately 1 1/2 miles from the school's location.
In August 2019, Glynn County Schools broke ground on the site for the new Altama Elementary School. The new school sits on 26.53 acres of the Block "H" tract located at 6045 Altama Ave. - not far from its current location. In August 2021, the building was completed and the doors to the new Eagle's Nest were opened to students and staff for the 2021-2022 school year. The school has 41 classrooms, 2 computer labs, a Media Center, courtyard and gymnasium and is 104, 128 square feet and houses 750 eagles.
Altama's school mascot is the Bald Eagle, which represents strength and integrity. Altama's school colors are red and white, which our students and staff wear proudly!