School Information

  • StingraysJohn M. Sexton Elementary -  Home of the Stingrays

    Address: 1997 54th Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33714-2077

    Phone: (727) 570-3400

    Fax:  (727) 217-7236

    Principal: Tony Pleshe

    Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    Student Hours: 8:45 AM - 2:55 PM

    • Gates open in the morning for breakfast at 8:15 AM
    • Parents, we kindly ask that you wait with your child until the gates are open as we do not have supervision prior to 8:15 AM
    • Dismissal begins at 2:55 PM. 



    John M. Sexton Elementary is a community of learners who are dedicated to creating an academically rigorous, culturally caring and inclusive learning environment. We believe in the Power of YET. Through this mindset we believe all student can learn and will reach their highest potential.

    Our state-of-the-art building hosts interactive smart boards in all classrooms, a one to one laptop for all 1st through 5th grade students, remodeled media center, and STEM clubs that use drones and 3D printers. We have an extensive menu afterschool clubs to choose.

    John M. Sexton is a family-oriented school with a lot to offer. We look forward to having you join us.


    Points of Pride

    • Teacher of the Year semifinalist
    • Support Employee of the Year semifinalist
    • Caring faculty and staff
    • Well maintained facility
    • Growth Mindset: The Power of Yet!
    • Positive Behavior Reward System
    • Art & Music Programs
    • Student led News show


    Special Services & Programs

    • Title 1 resources for reading and math
    • Onsite gifted education program
    • Extensive Afterschool Club offerings including, STEM, Coding, 5000 Role Models, Girlfriends Club, Principal’s Multicultural Advisory Committee, Gardening Club, Art Club, Music 
    • Gifted Services
    • ACCESS
    • All Pro Dads & I Moms


    School Mission
    Educating and inspiring students for success


    School Vision
    100% Student Success



    Download the John M. Sexton Elementary Brochure (PDF)