About PAE

Polk Avenue Elementary is a charter school located within the city limits of the town of Lake Wales. It is a charming school with endearing features including the architecture of the 1930’s. The original Polk Avenue Elementary facility was built in 1939 by the Work Progress Administration during the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. The campus is made up of 5 classroom wings varying in size, a separate cafeteria, 6 portables provided by Polk County School Board and the original auditorium in the main wing built in 1939.

Within the walls described above, amazing things are happening!  Teachers are excited about the work they are accomplishing and students are engaged.  This is a school on the move.  The school will implement The Leader In Me in the 2010-2011 school year.  The Leader In Me instills the principles of leadership within all of those within the building.  Teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members will all be impacted by this change.  Our goal:  To empower individuals to be leaders of self so that they can then go out and lead others.

Educating students is an exciting and complicated endeavor.  We understand that becoming disciplined in the way we lead our own lives will lead to increased achievement.  Having our students exceed their potential and expectation is what we are all about.