General Information

School Information:

Address: 3515 Sherertz Rd,
Lakeland, FL 33810
Phone: 863-853-6030
Fax: 863-853-6033

Hours of Operation:

School Hours: 7:45 am – 2:45 pm
Office Hours: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm


There are no checkouts after 2:15 p.m. or 11:30 on early dismissal days. All changes to a student's transportation need to be written in the agenda. Changes not written in the agenda must be done in person.

Please refrain from dropping students off outside the front office. There is no supervision in this area until 7:30 a.m.

Our History

Principal at Kathleen Elementary

In 1858, Henry Prine came to the Kathleen area and established his homestead. Hillsborough County created the district of Polk County soon after Henry's relocation to the area. In 1884, Henry donated land and founded the town of Kathleen. He named it after his wife, Catherine. In the early 1900s, Kathleen Elementary School was constructed. However, in 1947, the school moved into an old brick building which is now Kathleen Middle School. In 1950, Kathleen Elementary moved to its present location.

Did you know Kathleen Elementary was a Strawberry School until 1954? A Strawberry School let students out for harvesting strawberries during the months of December to March.

Our Vision

“Building Leaders Today, to Change the World Tomorrow!”

Kathleen Elementary will take a collaborative approach with all school community members to ensure every child performs to their full potential. Cougars will act with integrity and push for excellence in teaching and learning!

Cougars will act with integrity and push for excellence in teaching and learning!

Cougar Leaders:
Love Learning, Excel In All We Do, Achieve Goals Together, Do What Is Right, Empower Others, Respect Yourself and Smile Everyday.

Our Mission

Kathleen Elementary School is committed to collaborating with teachers, staff, parents, guardians, community partners, and students to provide a rigorous, real world learning experience that results in high academic achievement and responsible citizens; within a learning environment that supports equitable opportunities for ALL students.