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Welcome to Highland City Elementary School – the “Best Kept Secret” in the Highlands of Lakeland!  We envision our school to be a place where students, parents, staff and our community work together as a team to support a safe and positive learning environment which fosters students’ academic excellence, nurtures creativity, and develops responsible citizens.

Latest News

Principal’s Message

Another school year is coming to a close. It has been my and Mrs. Van Hook’s pleasure to serve as the Principal and Assistant Principal of Highland City Elementary this year.

As you enjoy your summer vacation, remember to keep practicing math facts with your students and to read each day. Doing these two things consistently will help your student prepare for the next grade level and help them be continuous learners.

For 3rd-5th grade students, FSA test scores will be available during the summer. We will post on our Facebook page and send a text via Remind to let you know when they are here.

We hope you have a great break and we will see your next school year!

Ms. Weingarth


News Release: Polk County Schools

School Volunteer Background Check Fees to Increase Nov. 1

Starting Nov. 1, 2018, the price for Polk County Public Schools volunteer background checks will increase from $25 to $40. To coincide with the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, we’re tightening security measures to protect our students, faculty and staff. The increased price for background checks will include: a national background check, Social Security number verification, address verification, multiple name/alias check and terror watch list check.

Volunteers are required to reapply and renew their background check every five years from the date of their application approval.

As a benefit of the new system coming in November, volunteers will be able to apply and make payments online, and the application process will be faster and more efficient.

For now, those wishing to become an approved volunteer should visit www.polkschoolsfl.com/getinvolved, print an application, fill it out, and submit it to the school where you would like to volunteer.

District Information



District Website

District Title I page

District Parent and Family Engagement (English)

District Parent and Family Engagement (Spanish)