Our Mission

The mission of Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary is to promote learning for all students resulting in responsible, contributing members of society.

Vision

The Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary School Vision is an ideal description of our school when all elements are in place to achieve quality and equity in achievement among all students. The vision is based on expertise and knowledge of the staff, coupled with research and best practices in education. The vision is organized around six categories, beginning with Student Achievement and culminating with School Improvement.

School History

Initial Development

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary School is located in Frostproof, Florida, a rural community in southeast Polk County. Frostproof's primary industries are citrus and cattle.

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary School opened at the beginning of the 1993-1994 school year. It was named after Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. (1910 - 1990), a major figure in the Florida citrus industry. Mr. Griffin moved to Frostproof when he was six years old. Read more...

Recent History

Ben Hill Griffin, Jr. Elementary is currently in its 17th year as an upper elementary school serving grades 3-5. The average teacher to student ratio in 3rd grade is 1:18, 4th grade 1:25, and 5th grade 1:25. The 2007-2008 student population averaged 374. We live in a unique community where our only feeder school is Frostproof Elementary, which houses Pre-K through 2 grades. We offer a shadow day for the second graders and their parents during the spring. An orientation day is offered in the fall for parents and students grades 3-5 to meet the teachers and collect information for the incoming year. Morning and evening attendance times are scheduled to accommodate parents' busy schedules.

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