“A place where students are eager to learn, willing to serve, and preparing to lead.”

About Our School

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  • Established August 2009
  • Serving Grades Pre-K through 5th
  • We are a parent friendly school offering several volunteer opportunities including a Men’s mentoring program.
  • Immersed in technology, prepping tomorrow’s leaders today, using the Common Core School Standards
  • Educating the whole child through Art, Music, and Physical Education
  • Award winning news program

Latest News

Parents, Awards, District Info

School News


The district released information concerning dismissal on June 9th, the last day of school.  It will be an early release day, and students will be released at 12:30 p.m.  Please make the necessary arrangements for car pick up and for meeting students at bus stops as needed


Awards and Recognitions


Once again Spessard L. Holland Elementary has entered all ten of the video categories for the 24th Annual Video Awards Ceremony tomorrow night.  Many students took part in Gator News Network throughout the year under the leadership of Mr. Cochran and Mrs. Lake. Below are the replay dates and time of the Ceremony and Best of videos. These will be aired on PGTV: Bright House: 622, Comcast 5, and Verizon 20. You can also view them live on the web at http://www.polk-county.net/boccsite/pgtv/

Ceremony Replay — May 7th and 14th at 6pm Best of Elementary — May 9th and 16th at 6pm We have already posted the ceremony and winning entries on our YouTube channel:

Main Pagehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNouN0kyruDibwYsK2YcWA

2016 Ceremony Playlisthttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsUj2iPJv7ppE7pqTMj4EHWOhkKafjTds  

Spessard L. Holland Elementary Recognized as Florida Arts Model School

LuisRios Spessard L. Holland Elementary has been recognized as a Florida Arts Model School in music!! We received word over the break and are excited to congratulate Mr. Rios! As you know, the teacher matters!! Mr. Rios makes things happen with children and music! He has high expectations from the minute the students enter the room. He deserves congratulations for all of his efforts day in day out. http://www.polk-fl.net/news/newsreleases/160331.htm



Teacher and Non-Instructional Employee of the Year 2015-16

Congratulations to Spessard L. Holland Elementary Teacher and School Related Employee of the Year 2015! Kris Newman-Lake is an outstanding ESE Resource teacher and Wayne Lovell one of our custodians goes above and beyond. Thanks for all you do for our students!

Volunteer of the Year 2014-15

Our volunteer of the year is Mrs. Jane Adkins! We are blessed by her diligent work in the copy room every day!

Accelerated Reader School Standings

Our school year average for AR is 86.9% Way to GO!!!

ITV Awards 2014-15

BEST IN SHOW for Elementary!! View our Best in Show Videos Here!

District Info
Important Letter to Parents From the FLDOE

Please review the following letter from the Florida Department of Education regarding Polk County School’s Adequate Yearly Progress.