School Information

  • Ponce de Leon Elementary Home of the Panthers

    Ponce de Leon Elementary - Home of the Panthers

    Address: 1301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33756

    Phone: (727) 588-3573

    Fax: (727) 588-3700

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Kristy James

    Student Hours: 8:45AM – 2:55PM

    Students may enter the campus no earlier than 8:15AM. We ask families not to drop-off students before 8:15AM. Supervision will begin promptly at 8:15AM.

    School Hours:

    Front Office Hours: 8:00AM - 3:30PM

    Breakfast Time: 8:15AM - 8:40AM 

    Student Arrival: 8:15AM - 8:45AM / Student Dismissal: 2:50PM

    Arrival/Dismissal Locations:

    • Blue gate – All Walkers & Bike Riders (Betty Lane)
    • Green gate – Car Riders only
    • Bus gate - Bus students only 
    • Yellow gate - PreK students and Siblings 


    Vision: We are dedicated to building a community of successful problem solvers who are prepared to be responsible citizens and celebrate diversity.


    Mission Statement: We are committed to:

    • Developing tolerance in all students
    • Providing a structured, safe learning environment
    • Instilling the belief that all students can learn
    • Linking standard-based instruction to real world applications
    • Teaching students to persevere when faced with challenges
    • Ensuring continuous learning for all