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Mission Statement

The mission of Stephens Elementary School is to provide educational opportunities in an environment that promotes learning, self-esteem, and confidence.

For questions, comments, or suggestions for our school, please email us at Stephens Elementary.

 A Message From The Principal

Greetings James E. Stephens Families!!!!

Thank you for assisting us in starting the school year off with much success! I am excited to announce that we had over 85% of our families out for orientation!  It was a pleasure meeting our new families and welcoming back our returning.  I hope to see you ALL again real soon!  There are many opportunities to be involved in your child’s education.  Join our PTO, ask about serving on our School Advisory Council, or sign up to volunteer; we would love to have you!

Our staff and students have returned refreshed and eager to make this one of the best years ever. We have a number of new staff members that have chosen to join our team and help promote our school improvement goals as we soar to new heights.  Our school grade increased to C; we are only eight percentage points from the letter grade of a B.  With everyone’s help, we will get there!

We are happy to share that we have a new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Alathea Towles. Mrs. Towles came to us from Garner Elementary in Winter Haven where she has served as Assistant Principal for the past few years.  She will be working in collaboration with me to make our school one of the BEST schools in Polk County.


“There is only one you in this great big world, make it a better place.”

“If you have a special talent, share it with others” – Linda Krantz

 School Information

The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal

Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school.

Click here for more information on this exciting new service!

    Information on Cyber-Bullying

Stop Bullying Now

 News from the Lunchroom!

Stephens Elementary will be participating in the Community Eligibility Option (CEO) pilot program, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. This option will allow ALL of our students the opportunity to receive breakfasts and lunches at no charge without filling out an application that would normally be necessary to qualify for free or reduced meals.


  • All students receive all meals at no charge. This increases participation by children in the school meal programs, while schools reduce labor costs and increase their federal revenues, allowing for a healthier student body and a healthier school meal budget.
  • Paperwork for schools and families is dramatically reduced, because families no longer have to complete applications, and schools no longer have to certify individual student eligibility which also eliminates the verification process.

If you have any additional questions, please direct your questions to the School Nutrition Department by calling 863-534-0588.

 School Calendar

  • 2018-19 School Calendar