School Information

  • Pinellas Central ElementaryPinellas Central Elementary School -  Home of the Mustangs

    Address: 10501 58th St. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782

    Phone: (727) 547-7853

    Fax: (727) 547-7856

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Abby Cannata

    Assistant Principal: Nicole Kavaliauskas

    School Hours: 8:45 A.M. - 2:55 P.M.

    Grade levels: 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 

    • Gifted education
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
    • Title I resources for reading and math
    • Extended learning program-Reading/Math
    • Enrichment programs - STEM Academies grades 2-5, running, gardening, cooking, chess, coding, and Girls on the Run.
    • Anti-bullying program
    • Character education
    • Safety patrols
    • Check and Connect Mentoring

     

    Points of Pride

    • Eighteen teachers have advanced degree
    • Three teachers are National Board Certified
    • Most Comprehensive Multicultural Award: 2007, 2010 and 2013
    • Multicultural Program of distinction 2011-2015
    • Pinellas Education Foundation technology grant recipients 2011-2016
    • Active, award-winning Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
    • Student produced morning news program
    • Peer mediation
    • AVID Elementary Certified Site

     

    History
    Pinellas Central Elementary is a public, nonprofit school nestled in the heart of Pinellas County on a sprawling 17 acres of property. Our mission has always been to create a safe and positive learning environment where individuals feel valued and challenged to reach their highest potential, and continues to this day. We have a thriving school community with over 600 students in Pre-K through 5th grade.

     

    Past Principals
    PCE has had the privilege of having a wonderfully varied succession of principals over the years:

    1. John Wuertz
    2. Marie Shipley
    3. James Steen
    4. Lon Jensen
    5. Felita Lott
    6. Randi Latzke
    7. Cara Walsh
    8. Daphne Miles

     

    Mission Statement
    The mission of Pinellas Central Elementary school is to create a safe and positive learning environment where all individuals feel valued and challenged to reach their highest potential.
     

    Vision
    Professional Community of Educators promoting 100% student success
     

    Core Values

    • Professional
    • Passionate
    • Positive

     

    CHARGE: Guidelines for Success

    Considerate
    Honest
    Appropriate
    Responsible
    Gritty
    Engaged

     

    Guidelines for Success
     
    1. Be responsible for yourself and your actions
    2. Be respectful to everyone
    3. Be motivated to do quality work
    4. Be honest to yourself and others