Fred A. Anderson Elementary School was established during the 1960s. The school was named after Frederick Alexander Anderson. He was born on July 21, 1909 in Connecticut. Mr. Anderson attended Wake Forrest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on a football scholarship. He also played at the University of Tennessee which is where he continued to play football and later graduated.
Mr. Anderson married a Pamlico County native named Reba Paul. Mr. and Mrs. Anderson had a daughter named Sydney and a son named Fred.
During his time working in Pamlico County Schools, he worked at several schools. Some of the schools he worked at were Hobucken Elementary, Stonewall, and Arapahoe. At different times during his career, he served as a basketball coach, teacher, and principal.
Mr. Anderson also served as a Supervisor under the leadership of Mr. George Brinson. During this time, Mr. Anderson played a key role in having Fred Anderson built and integration of schools in Pamlico County. Mr. Anderson passed away in 1970.