School Information

  • Sutherland Elementary - Home of the SeahawksSutherland Elementary - Home of the Seahawks

    Address: 3150 Belcher Road Palm Harbor, FL 34683

    Phone: (727) 724-1466 

    Fax: (727) 724-1469  

    Pinellas County Schools Administration: (727) 588-6000

    Principal: Kristy Cantu

    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Monday- Friday

    School Hours: 8:45 a.m. - 2:55 p.m. Monday - Friday

    Grade levels: Pre-K-5


    Sutherland Elementary School is located in North Palm Harbor, surrounded by many coastal amenities. Sutherland is a neighborhood school with a warm family atmosphere, caring staff members, and the home to many protected Gopher Tortoises. Sutherland serves students Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade and provides a world class education for each and every student.


    Points of Pride

    • “A” School for 10+ years
    • Award Winning Art Program
    • Gender Achievement Study Participant
    • School-Wide PBIS Program-Platinum Award Recipient
    • STEM Academy
    • Academic Competitions
    • Battle of the Books
    • After School Enrichment Programs/Clubs
    • Student Centered PTA Sponsored Programs & Events
    • School Wide Positive Behavior-Weekly Store Incentive Program


    Special Services & Programs 

    • Gifted and Talented Classes
    • ELL-English Language Learners
    • Extended Learning Program
    • 4th and 5th Grades Chorus
    • Family Events to Support Academic Success PRIDE
    • Student of the Month Recognition Program


    Principal Dr. Bernard opened Sutherland Elementary in August 1986. The school shared the Palm Harbor Elementary facility for one year; the children were on double sessions. When school started, 37 certified teachers welcomed 651 students. The majority of the student body and teaching staff in 1986 came from Ozona and Palm Harbor Elementary schools. Sutherland opened in the new facility in the Fall of 1987. The students established an identity in the community by choosing the Seahawk as their mascot and red and white as their school colors. The school is named after the community in which it is located, Palm Harbor, which was originally named Sutherland. The school was designed by Prindle Associates Inc., and was built by Hawkins Construction Company. Sutherland shares the same architectural plan with Cypress Woods Elementary (opened in 1987) and Lake St. George Elementary.


    Mission Statement:
    The Sutherland family works together to provide a successful, quality education in a safe learning environment to develop lifelong learners.

    100% Student Success