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.

Congratulations CPE 5th Graders!

Congratulations CPE 5th Graders!

Congratulations to our 5th grade students as they are “moving on up” to middle school! It was not the ending of the school year we would have liked, but we celebrate with you today as you prepare for the next step to your success in life!! Continue to be the leaders you are and know you can be!! Please take a moment to drop a congratulations comment to our 5th graders and enjoy this video celebrating each CPE 5th grader. You are now 6th graders!!!

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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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2020 Polk County Public Schools Teacher & School-Related Employee of the Year

Congratulations Mrs. Mary Isaac – Teacher of the Year and

Mrs. Darlene Czerwinski – School Related Employee of the Year.

Mrs. Isaac
Mrs. Czerwinski