School Information

  • Sutherland Elementary Home of the SeahawksSutherland Elementary - Home of the Seahawks

    Address: 3150 Belcher Road Palm Harbor, FL 34683

    Phone: (727) 724-1466 

    Fax: (727) 724-1469  

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Kristy Cantu

    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Monday- Friday

    School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. Monday - Friday

    Grade levels: Pre-K-5

    Academic Achievements:

    • School rated Effective for Student Growth - 2016
    • School rated Highly Effective for Student Growth - 2016
    • Reading Units of study-District Pilot
    • 100 percent of grade K-2 instruction in Jan Richardson Guided Reading
    • 100 percent of grade 3-5 science lab instruction


    Special Services & Programs 

    • Full time Gifted education program
    • Extended Learning Program for reading and math
    • Character Education program
    • Enrichment opportunities
    • ESOL
    • Participant in District Gender Gap Study


    Points of Pride

    • Educational Media Awards, first place winners at the district, state and international levels 
    • Battle of the Books finalists 
    • Mighty Mu Math Competition finalists
    • National Board Certified Teachers
    • Teacher mini-grant recipients
    • National Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Bronze Award winner
    • Active volunteer recruitment to grow partnership between home and school  
    • Student Showcase highlighting academics and the arts
    • Increase in the number of STEM academies provided after school 
    • Community give back through project HEAT


    Principal Dr. Bernard opened Sutherland Elementary in August 1986. The school shared the Palm Harbor Elementary facility for one year; the children were on double sessions. When school started, 37 certified teachers welcomed 651 students. The majority of the student body and teaching staff in 1986 came from Ozona and Palm Harbor Elementary schools. Sutherland opened in the new facility in the Fall of 1987. The students established an identity in the community by choosing the Seahawk as their mascot and red and white as their school colors. The school is named after the community in which it is located, Palm Harbor, which was originally named Sutherland. The school was designed by Prindle Associates Inc., and was built by Hawkins Construction Company. Sutherland shares the same architectural plan with Cypress Woods Elementary (opened in 1987) and Lake St. George Elementary.


    Mission Statement:
    The Sutherland family works together to provide a successful, quality education in a safe learning environment to develop lifelong learners.

    100% Student Success