Welcome to the Dixieland Website
Dixieland Grammar School opened for students in 1924. The inscription “Dixieland Grammar School” remains above the main building today as a reminder of the rich heritage of the school. The building was constructed in six months at a cost of $67,500.00. The land the school was built on was a 330 square foot parcel owned by W.L Thompson. Mr. Thompson sold the land to the Polk County School Board for $12,500.00. After the building was completed pupils transferred from Lake Morton. The community welcomed the new school, which was at that time built on the edge of town. Dixieland remains a neighborhood school, but is now in the middle of a historical residential area.
Dixieland Named National Model School
Dixieland has received official designation as a national model school with Learning Focused Solutions for exemplary instructional practices.
Dixieland Earns An "A" Again!
Dixieland earned an “A” for the 2011-2012 school year. Congratulations to students and staff for an exemplary year in student achievement. Students truly demonstrated in proficiency in reading, math, writing, and science as Dixieland earned a very high grade of “A” from the state department of education.
Five Star Award
Dixieland Elementary was awarded the Five Star School Award in 2012. The Five Star Award is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star school recognition, a school must show documentation that it has achieved 100% of the established criteria in the categories of: Business partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service, and School Advisory Councils.
Dixieland Elementary School has once again received the prestigious Five
Star School designation from the Florida Department of Education to start
the new school year. The Five Star Award is given to schools for community
service and community involvement efforts by including family, volunteers,
school advisory councils and business partners.
Ms. Jasmar Bennett was nominated Teacher of the Year by the Dixieland Staff. She is recognized for her excellence in teaching, dedication and ability. Ms. Bennett is an exemplary teacher and Dixieland staff, students and parents salute her standard of excellence. Congratulations Ms. Bennett!
Ms. Kay Llewellyn, who is our Computer Lab Teacher, was nominated Employee of the Year by the staff. She has consistently contributed to the students and school by creating a positive relationship with staff, students, and parents. Congratulations Ms. Llewellyn!
Important Links & Information
The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal
Parents can now access their student’s information from any computer with
an internet connection. The MyPolkSchools Parent Portal allows parents to
check current grades, obtain immunization status, learn if their child had
any recorded discipline or attendance issues throughout the day, check their
child’s current lunch account balance, and even see what their child
purchased in the lunchroom – all before their child comes home from school.
Click here for more information on this exciting new service!
Food Service News
The School Nutrition Department will begin offering families the option of applying for free and reduced price meals through an on-line application. Paper applications will still be available for families who do not have internet access. On-line applications will greatly reduce the time that teachers and staff spend handling paper applications as well as the expense of printing. Most importantly, students will be approved for meal benefits much quicker. The on-line option will be available after February 11, 2013. The link below will help direct you to the on-line option. Any student who is currently receiving free or reduced priced meals is approved for benefits for the entire 2012-2013 school year.
Monies at School-Sponsored Events
In an effort to reduce the circulation of counterfeit U.S. monies, the school district will no longer accept any $50 or $100 bills. We apologize for any inconvenience, but ask that you support this initiative. Please plan accordingly. Thank you.
Got questions about the Swine Flu?
Call the Florida Flu Hotline at: 1-800-342-3557
This is a toll-free telephone service provided by The State of Florida to offer health information about swine flu. For more information on the web, visit the Florida Department of Health.