The mission of Laurel Elementary is to provide our students with rigorous and relevant educational experiences that will ensure that all students demonstrate academic proficiency as defined by the Florida Department of Education.


The Laurel Elementary School vision is to create a school in which a progressive leadership team and involved parents support high-performing teachers who utilize a variety of high-yield strategies, teach a rigorous and relevant curriculum, build relationships with students and families, and establish and maintain a safe and orderly environment to maximize student achievement, while nurturing students to become responsible citizens who contribute to the success of their community.

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 2nd - 6th

Laurel Teacher's Retire

These two ladies have over 60 years in the teaching profession. Allison has been in education for 35 years; nine here at Laurel and Bonita has been teaching for 27 years and this is her eighth year at Laurel. We wish them well in retirement. Come see us…


Allison Crutchfield

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Bonita Poust


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Our Volunteer of the Year-Nancy Mooney

Our Volunteer of the Year Mrs. Mooney has more energy and determination than anyone I have ever seen. She not only volunteers in several classrooms, but she also has undertaken the huge task as our volunteer liaison between Laurel and the Solivita Community in Poinciana. This involves advertising on an online site to announce happenings in the Solivita area and also emails members in her community about volunteering at Laurel Elementary. Mrs. Mooney is very determined to support Laurel as much as she can and also helps the volunteers in being paired up with a teacher who needs them. This has led to having more volunteers in our classrooms.

Student Early Dismissal Days

The following dates have been chosen as student Early Dismissal days for school year 2015-2016. All students will be dismissed 2.5 hours (150 minutes) early.

  • September 16, 2015
  • October 14, 2015
  • November 18, 2015
  • January 13, 2016
  • February 24, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • May 18, 2016

Bell Schedule

In order to create uniformity throughout Polk County Public Schools, school bell schedules for all of Polk County Elementary Schools will have a start time of 8:00 a.m., and an end time of 3:00 p.m.