School Mission

"Carlton Palmore Elementary is committed to meeting the individual needs of each child, developing responsible citizens, and challenging students to learn, think and perform at their highest level."

School Vision

“A Learner Today, a Leader Tomorrow”

Welcome to our Website!

Here at Carlton Palmore Elementary we are striving to connect students, parents and teachers. Within our site, you will be able to contact teachers and administration, look for upcoming events and see what’s going on around the campus.

2020-2021 School Re-Opening Information

Thank you for your patience as we work to determine the many aspects of school re-opening for the 2020-2021 school year. Although the information below may not answer all of your questions, hopefully it will give you the information needed to make the choice that best meets the needs of your family.


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School Laptop Password Expired?

School Laptop Password Expired?

If your school borrowed computer does not take the password please go to any Polk County Public School’s parking area and follow the below instructions. Please make sure you hit “restart”. Turning off the computer or putting it to sleep will not work. The bus Wi-Fi locations will not work for this task.

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Application Period for PCPS’ Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

PCPS’ Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK)

The application period for PCPS’ Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program starts on Monday, March 2.

VPK prepares children to be ready for school. The structured learning provided in VPK fosters children’s ability to be attentive and to follow directions — skills that will be needed for later success in school and life.

To be eligible, your child must be a Florida resident and 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2020. A child’s birth certificate and proof of residency are required.

You must also obtain and print out your child’s VPK Certificate of Eligibility by contacting Florida Early Learning at 866-357-3239 or

VPK applications cannot be submitted electronically at this time. Applications must be submitted in person at the Polk County Public Schools Woodlake Center, 3425 New Jersey Road in Lakeland.

Beginning Monday, applications can be obtained at the Woodlake Center or by e-mailing

The office is typically open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but it will open early on Monday at 7:30 a.m.

Enrollment is limited at PCPS VPK sites throughout the county. Please see for complete details or call 863-648-3051 for assistance.

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We’re a “B” School

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU staff and students!!


We have improved our school grade to a “B”! Thank you for your hard work and focus throughout the 2018-2019 school year! THANK YOU, parents and families, for all your support, so we could focus on learning!! Thank you for getting your children to school on time and not checking them out early so we could move our school!! Thank you for the donuts, bagels and the extras you provided for our staff to keep them energized throughout the school year!! Every child counts! We also want to thank our community for its constant support of CPE!! We have an amazing and supportive village!


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