School History

  • Our Past
    M.K. Rawlings Elementary was opened in the fall of 1992 as an innovative developmental writing demonstration school. The school is named after Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Florida's Pulitzer Prize winning author of the Yearling. The name was selected to reflect the school's vision that writing is a tool that enhances all learning.

    M.K. Rawlings Elementary functions as a research and development site for Pinellas County Schools and as a training center for other teachers. More than 2,000 educators have visited Rawlings to observe classrooms, participate in workshops and collaborate with other educators. 

    Our Present

    M.K. Rawlings Elementary is committed to maintaining a high-performing work force focused on improving student achievement. To assure the continued professional growth of our staff, we have developed partnerships with the Quality Academy of Pinellas County Schools, the Curriculum and Instruction Division of Pinellas County Schools, the University of South Florida and the Poynter Institute for Media Services.