School Information

  • IB World School

    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.


    Academic Achievements

    • 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


    School Mission

    The mission of Mildred Helms Elementary is to enable students to grow academically and socially  by providing a positive, challenging learning environment.