School Information

  • Fairmount Park Elementary - Home of the Falcons

    Address: 575 41st St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711

    Phone: (727) 893-2132logo

    Fax: (727) 893-5451

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Andrew Akapnitis

    Student Hours: 8:30 a.m to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    *Before & after school care is available through R'Club from 6:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.


    Fairmount Park Elementary School opened as a three-building, one-story facility in 1957. It began with a staff of eight teachers, a principal, a secretary, and a custodian. Today, Fairmount Park Elementary School is a seven-building, multi-level facility that houses a staff of over 85 success-driven professionals who serve over 460 scholars. Our school has spacious classrooms, a renovated media center, one-to-one digital devices, and a computer lab. We serve scholars in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and pride ourselves on aligning our daily "heart" work with our school mission. At Fairmount Park Elementary, we will promote the growth of lifelong learning and academic excellence by teaching the WHOLE child through a broad-based curriculum which fosters a positive self-concept, creativity, self-discipline, values, and life skills.

    Points of Pride

    • PCS Teacher of the Year Finalist 2020
    • PCS Support Employee of the Year Finalist 2019
    • School Wide Positive Behavior - Weekly Store Incentive Program
    • STEM Academy Extended Learning Program
    • School Garden Project
    • Computer and Science Labs
    • Great American Teach-in Participant
    • Principal's Multicultural Advisory Committee
    • 5th Grade Safety Patrols Program
    • WFPF News TV Daily Morning News Program
    • Battle of the Books District and Boys Read Book Battle District Participants
    • Lunch with Families, Fun School Spirit Days, and Family Engagement Events


    Special Services and Programs

    • Gifted and Talented Education Program
    • Extended Day Literacy Program and Reading Recovery Program
    • Pinellas Early Literacy Initiative (PELI) program
    • Extended Learning Program-Promise Time After School
    • 4th and 5th Grades Chorus
    • Pack-A-Snack Program
    • 5000 Role Models of Excellence and Girlfriends of Pinellas programs
    • SAVE (Students Against Violence Everywhere) Club
    • Commitment to Character Student of the Month Recognition Program
    • SOAR Assemblies for academic excellence


    Arrival and Dismissal

    School start and end times are 8:15 AM and 3:15 PM

    The campus opens for scholars at 7:45 AM. Scholars should not be dropped off prior to 7:45 AM. We do not have staff on campus before 7:45 AM to adequately supervise scholars.

    Families will use the car circle to drop their scholars off. Please do not leave your cars. Falcon staff will be available to assist scholars with making it to class. I know this will be a little bit different, but we will get through it together. Due to social distancing, we can no longer have our scholars eat breakfast in the cafeteria. Upon arrival, all scholars will get breakfast to go and eat it in their classroom.