Welcome to the Dixieland Website

Dixieland Grammar School opened for students in 1924. The inscription “Dixieland Grammar School” remains above the main building today as a reminder of the rich heritage of the school. The building was constructed in six months at a cost of $67,500.00. The land the school was built on was a 330 square foot parcel owned by W.L. Thompson. Mr. Thompson sold the land to the polk County School Board for $12,500.00. After the building was completed pupils transferred from Lake Morton. The community welcomed the new school, which was at that time built on the edge of town. Dixieland remains a neighborhood school, but is now in the middle of a historical residential area.


Latest News

Teacher of the Year & School-Related Employee of the Year 2015-16!

Congratulations to Mrs. Mandi White our 2015-16 Teacher of the year and to Mrs. Nancy Walls, our School-Related Employee of the Year.    

Mrs. White

                             Mrs. White

Ms. Nancy

                                       Ms. Nancy


School Supply Lists

Morning & Afternoon Procedures

Arrival Procedures
  • Breakfast will be served from 7:30-7:50 a.m.
  • Drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. when staff members are on duty to supervise students. For the safety of your child, please arrive between 7:30 and 7:50.
  • School begins at 8:00. An adult needs to come to the office with the student to check in when arriving after 8:00.
Car Riders
  • Kindergarten students and their siblings drop off and pick up area is behind the school on Lenox St.
  • Please go all the way to the end of the front driveway on Ariana St. to drop off and pick up 1st through 5th grade car riders.
  • Parents may park at Dobbins Park to walk your Kindergarten through 5th grade student to the west gate next to the park.
  • Please place your school issued car tag on the dashboard at dismissal. This will help the staff on duty bring your child to you quickly. Please pull as far forward in the car line as possible.
Walkers and Bikers
  • Students who walk or bike to school enter through the west gate along Dobbins Park. Students should use the crosswalks and follow the directions of our crossing guards. Students riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards are to wear helmets.
  • All walkers and bikers will be dismissed at the west gate next to Dobbins Park. Parents may wait at the gate for their child.
Dismissal is at 3:00. We do not have after school child care on campus. Several day cares and after school programs drop off and pick up students. Please contact your provider. Campus Visitors
Please bring a photo ID when you check in at the office when visiting the campus and when checking your child out early.

Prevent Summer Learning Loss

FL Students Logo, the new website from the Florida Dept. of Education, includes hundreds of interactive resources to support student learning in language arts, mathematics, science and civics. The site is readily available to the public and does not require a logon or password to access. The site is designed to support students outside of the school day. TenMarks Summer Math Program is a personalized curriculum to meet your child’s specific needs. All it takes is an hour a week to strengthen your child’s math skills and prepare for the year ahead. When the new school year begins, parents can send the summer report to the new teacher. In the fall we will have a fun incentive for students who participated throughout the summer Summer Recommended Reading List from Just Read, Florida! Click Here

Polk County Schools Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements 
Immunization Requirements

Dixieland Named Exceeding Expectations Award School

Dixieland Elementary School was recognized by the East Coast Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) as a 2013 Exceeding Expectations Award School. Dixieland was identified as a Title I school that is exceeding expectations by showing significant progress in improving student achievement. We were selected from across Florida based on a combination of criteria consisting of 2013 FCAT scores and a site visit which included classroom observations and interviews. As a result of this award, Dixieland Elementary School presented their successful strategies at ECTAC’s Exceeding Expectations Conference in May 2014 in Tampa. Dixieland was one of seventeen schools from across the state that received their award at a banquet during the conference. ECTAC provides technical assistance services in the development and implementation of Title I programs to thirty-six school districts in Florida.