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.
In order to create uniformity throughout Polk County Public Schools, school bell schedules will change beginning in the new school year 2014 – 2015. Our new start time will be 8:00 a.m., and our new end time will be 3:00 p.m.
Dixieland earned an “A” for the 2013-2014 school year. Congratulations to students and staff for an outstanding year in student achievement.
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.
Dixieland has received official designation as a national model school with Learning Focused Solutions for exemplary instructional practices.
Dixieland Elementary was awarded the Five Star School Award in 2012. The Five Star Award is presented annually to those schools that have shown evidence of exemplary community involvement. In order to earn Five Star school recognition, a school must show documentation that it has achieved 100% of the established criteria in the categories of: Business partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteerism, Student Community Service, and School Advisory Councils.
Dixieland Elementary School has once again received the prestigious Five Star School designation from the Florida Department of Education to start the new school year. The Five Star Award is given to schools for community service and community involvement efforts by including family, volunteers, school advisory councils and business partners.