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”

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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Welcome Mrs. Wiggins – CPE’s new Assistant Principal

Image may contain: 1 person, smilingPlease take a moment to welcome Mrs. Wiggins our new Assistant Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.

She was born and raised in Bartow. Mrs. Wiggins is a product of the Polk County Public School system. She graduated from Bartow High School, and completed her post graduate studies at Florida Southern College and Nova Southeastern University.

After completing her graduate work, she began her teaching career in 3rd grade. She went on to teach 6th grade math before becoming a Math coach and STEM Lead teacher. For the last three years, she has served as the Assistant Principal at Kathleen Elementary.

Education has always been important to her, and she works to instill a love of learning in all of the children she works with.

We welcome Mrs. Wiggins to the Proud Patriot Family!!

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Volunteer Applications

Online Volunteer Applications Set to Go Live Jan. 7

Volunteer Now for Polk County Public Schools

Polk County Public Schools is transitioning to a new volunteer system and will no longer accept paper volunteer applications after this Friday, Dec. 21. The new online application system is scheduled to go live on Monday, Jan. 7 at

For security purposes, the new volunteer system will screen applicants with a national criminal background check, as well as a FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) background check. Approved volunteers must reapply and renew their application/background screen every five years from the date of approval. Volunteers can check their status by contacting their school, or by calling 863-457-4708 and pressing 2.

The volunteer application fee will remain at $25 at least through the end of the 2018-19 school year (June 30, 2019). At this time, Polk County Public Schools is covering the cost of the additional background check.


Dark blue, black or khaki/tan (Wednesday Dress will be ‘Leadership Day Dress” with red logo t-shirts or red collared shirt and Khaki/tan bottoms.) The red logo t-shirt and khaki/tan pants will be our Leadership Dress Uniform and our Field Trip uniform.
➢ Shorts, pants, skorts, skirts, skirted jumpers
➢ Must be plain, solid-color twill, corduroy or
denim fabric; no rips or cutoffs permitted
➢ Bottoms MUST be finger-tip length
➢ Traditional blue jean color is okay for denim
Solid red or navy collared shirt, red or royal blue school logo t-shirt
➢ Must have long or short sleeves
➢ Knit polo-type or woven dress shirts, blouses or turtlenecks
➢ School t-shirts are okay (available through our school office)
➢ Follow the Dress Code for appropriate school dress found in the Polk County
Code of Conduct when in doubt of appropriateness.

The Uniform Dress Code does not allow for clothing with colored trim, stripes, embroidery, decoration, etc. It also does not provide for overalls (overalls with pants or shorts), sweat pants, knit pants/skirts, leggings, cutoffs, etc.
Other dress code rules, dress for success:
➢ A belt is required if the garment has belt loops
➢ Shirts (including t-shirts) must be tucked in
➢ Shorts and skirts must be fingertip length, not shorter
➢ Plain uniform colored socks are to be worn at all times, except on Crazy Sock Day
➢ Shoes must be safe and appropriate; NO Sandals or Crocs – closed toe
➢ Clothes must be appropriate size, with waist garment worn at the student’s waist
➢ Clothing that is too tight or too loose is not appropriate for school


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