Laurel Elementary



The mission of Laurel Elementary is to provide our students with a high quality 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.


Latest News

Creative Head Start Teachers

Two of our Head Start teachers, Barbara Edwards and Angela Goodson, have gone all out for the end of the year celebration for their students. Ms. Edwards, a native of New Orleans, came to Florida after the very destructive Hurricane Katrina and has brought her love of scrapbooking  to Polk County. She has always created scrapbooks for her students and she was only able to find two after the storm. She said, “My children have always enjoyed putting the scrapbooks together and picking out what pictures and works of art to place in them.”

Mrs. Angela Goodson, joined the Head Start family this past January and fits in very well with Ms. Edwards, because she is also an avid scrapbooker . These two ladies joined forces and continued the tradition of creating these “Works of Art” for each and every student that they have taught this year. Ms. Edwards adds that, “Miss Angie is an inspiration and her creative ideas are endless.”

Not only do these two ladies create these wonderful keepsake scrapbooks  for each parent, but they also present the parents with an alphabet book that features their child on each page of the alphabet book. You may wonder why these teachers put so much time, effort, and money into these projects; they simply do it for the joy that it brings to them and the connection between themselves, the students, and the parents. Simply put, “They LOVE their job!”

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 14, 2016
  • October 5, 2016
  • November 16, 2016
  • January 25, 2017
  • February 15, 2017
  • March 15, 2017
  • May 17, 2017

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.

Upcoming Events

all-day Grades Due
Grades Due
Mar 30 all-day
Additional Information: School Calendarsr
7:30 am About Face Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
About Face Awards @ Bartow Civic Center
Apr 4 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Description of Event: Awards honoring students that have made changes in their grades, behaviors and attitude.r r Contacts for Event: Erin Martinez
6:00 pm Superintendent’s Scholars Awards @ The Lakeland Center's Youkey Theatre
Superintendent’s Scholars Awards @ The Lakeland Center's Youkey Theatre
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Description of Event: Celebrating graduating seniors who have a 3.8 weighted G.P.A. by the end of their seventh semester.r r Contacts for Event: Leah Lauderdale

Contact Us

Address: 1851 Laurel Avenue Poinciana, 34759
Phone: 863-427-1375 Fax: 863-427-1303
Principal: Julia Allen
Assistant Principal: Jennifer Blackburn

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