School Information

  • IB World School

    Mildred Helms Elementary IB World School  

    Our Mission: Mildred Helms is committed to developing knowledgeable, inquiring, and caring lifelong learners within an intellectually challenging, transdisciplinary program emphasizing international-mindedness.  

    Address: 561 S. Clearwater-Largo Rd. Largo, FL 33770-3294

    Phone: (727) 588-3569  

    Fax: (727) 588-3603

     


     

    About Mildred Helms Elementary

    • We are one of the 5,000 authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programs world-wide! As an IB World School, we provide an intellectually challenging environment that encourages students to become critical and reflective thinkers.Our transdiciplinary approach reflects real life by encouraging learning beyond the traditional subjects with meaningful, relevant inquiries into global issues.  We are committed to developing a community of life-long learners.
    • Member of the Florida League of IB Schools (FLIBS) member
    • School-wide technology program
    • Teaching staff: Approximately 30 percent of faculty members have advanced degrees. Four and a half percent are National Board Certified. Ten percent are reading endorsed. Forty-five percent are ESOL endorsed.

     

    Points of Pride

    • 2020 - 2022 National PTA School of Excellence
    • AdvancED accredited
    • MHES World News Team
    • School-wide action projects benefiting local charities and the community
    • 5th Grade PYP Exhibition and action projects
    • Boys Battle of the Books 1st and 2nd place winners 2019 - 2022
    • Myon Top Performing School 2021 - 2022
    • 2018 - 2021 United States Environmental Protection Agency Energy Start Certified Building
    • Outstanding Business Partner finalist, 2012-2013 
    • Outstanding School Volunteer finalist, 2011 
    • “FLO” - Dolphin statue resides at MHES as an honorary student

     

    Special Services & Programs

    • On-site Gifted and Talented Program
    • IB Learner Profile Attribute development through literacy and inquiry 
    • Extended Learning Program / Promise Time
    • Safety Patrol / S.A.V.E. Club
    • MHES World News - student-produced daily
    • STEM Academy
    • R'Club before and after school care 
    • Parents as Partners - Family Nights

     

    School Mission

    Mildred Helms is committed to developing knowledgeable, inquiring, and caring lifelong learners within an intellectually challenging, transdisciplinary program emphasizing international-mindedness.