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  • Bay Vista FundamentalBay Vista Fundamental - Home of the Jaguars

    Address: 5900 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705

    Phone: (727) 893-2335 

    Fax:  (727) 893-1800

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Donna Hall

    School Hours: 8:15 am - 2:25 pm, Monday - Friday

    R'Club: 6:30 am - 6:00pm - (727) 433-4286 

    About Bay Vista Fundamental

    As a school of choice, Bay Vista Fundamental emphasizes a “back to basics” structure in a modern way by emphasizing student responsibility, parental involvement/ requirements, and positive home-school connectedness through a rigorous approach to learning. We strive to deepen the students' learning experience by teaching them to think critically about school and the world we live in. The school, parents, and students work together to build relationships to foster learning within all our students, as we are a big school with a small community feel. 


    Points of Pride

    • Consistently outperformed district and state averages on state assessments.
    • Majority of teachers are Micro-Credential Gifted Certified or Gifted Endorsed
    • Cluster Grouping and Differentiation Model
    • Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program Participant
    • Gifted students participate in community-geared projects to collect or raise donations for pets, homeless shelters, the Ronald McDonald House, and various organizations while logging over 1,000 volunteer hours each year
    • Grade 3 students participate in the district Gifted Creativity Olympics and our 4th and 5th graders routinely participate in the South Regional District Gifted Math Meet and have placed in every math meet since 2006 Robust Volunteer Program & community involvement including PTA and SAC Camp SEM (School Enrichment Model), an innovative student-led experience-based curriculum
    • Ongoing staff professional development related to Equity and Diversity
    • State PBIS Gold Model Award Winner (2020, 2021), State PBIS Resilience Award Winner (2021)


    Special Services & Programs

    • Bay Vista has earned a school grade of 'A' for over 20 years.
    • Consistently outperforms district and state averages on state assessments.
    • Bay Vista placed in the top 5 in the district's 22/23 Battle of the Books Competition.
    • Rigorous Gifted Program that supports more than 20% of our total school population.
    • Talented Program that services more than 15% of our total school population.
    • Gifted Strategies embedded in all classrooms (more than 80% of instructional staff are Micro-Credentialed Gifted Certified or Gifted Endorsed).
    • Chapter of National Elementary honor Society
    • Active Volunteer and Community Involvement including a strong PTA.
    • Camp SEM (School Enrichment Model), and innovative student-led experience-based curriculum.
    • Monthly family engagement opportunities: Math Game Night, Literacy Night, PTA Dinner Social Nights, Science Night, Curriculum Night, Chorus concerts, Art Shows, Fall Festival, Treat Trail, Spirit Nights, Be My Valentine Dance, Movie Night and more!
    • Monthly “Jaguar Jamboree” to celebrate students and staff, Student of the Month celebration, Jazzy Jaguar recognition programs, and more!
    • Annual Spring Jaguar Jog, Annual Student Color Run and swim program.
    • After-school Enrichment Clubs: Chess Club, Running Club, Girlfriends Club, Video Production Club, Sunshine State Readers Book Club, Tutoring, and seasonal activities.


    School Mission
    Our mission at Bay Vista Fundamental is to educate all learners to become successful, productive members of society by providing a safe, positive learning community.


    School Vision
    100% Student Success



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