Mildred Helms Elementary IB World School
Our Mission: Mildred Helms is committed to developing knowledgeable, inquiring, and caring lifelong learners within an intellectually challenging, transdisciplinary program emphasizing international-mindedness.
Address: 561 S. Clearwater-Largo Rd. Largo, FL 33770-3294
Phone: (727) 588-3569
Fax: (727) 588-3603
About Mildred Helms Elementary
- Attractor/focus: One stationary and two portable technology labs; Science lab with the Citizen Scientist Program that includes 11 laptops, real lab tables and hands-on materials.
- Before and after school care: Largo Recreation Department
- Teaching staff: Approximately 30 percent of faculty members have advanced degrees. Four and a half percent are National Board Certified. Ten percent are reading endorsed. Forty-five percent are ESOL endorsed.
- 5 percent of fourth-graders increased scale scores in reading and 3.6 percent of fourth-graders increased scale scores in math.
- 2.4 percent of fifth-graders increased scale scores in reading and 2 percent of fifth-graders increased scale scores in math.
- More than 50 percent of students made reading gains.
Points of Pride
- Two National Board Certified teachers
- Outstanding Business Partner finalist, 2012-2013
- Outstanding School Volunteer finalist, 2011
- “FLO” - Dolphin statue resides at MHES as an honorary student
- State-of-the-art science lab
Special Services & Programs
- On-site Gifted Education two and a half days per week
- Character Education Program - Book a Month
- Title I Resources for reading and math
- Extended Learning Program
- Safety Patrol
- Student-produced daily news
- STEM Academy
- Promise Time
- Parents as Partners - Curriculum Nights
The mission of Mildred Helms Elementary is to enable students to grow academically and socially by providing a positive, challenging learning environment.