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Mission Statement

Port Orange Elementary develops individual strengths today for a successful society tomorrow.

School colors: Orange & Black
School mascot: Tigers
School hours: Office—7:30 am – 3:30 pm; Student—7:55 am – 2:30 pm

Home of the Tigers

​At Port Orange Elementary, we are very proud of our history and long-standing reputation as a school who brings out the best in our students.  Built in 1925, our campus combines traditional architectural charm with modern educational improvements that help us to meet the needs of all students. We offer general education, special education, and gifted education services.

We believe in educating the whole child and offer many enrichment activities for our students, including Art Club, Chorus, FFEA, Girls on the Run, Musical Theater, News Crew, Run Club, and Safety Patrol. We also provide an after-school care program, as well as tutoring programs. ​

As a school family, Port Orange Elementary works hard to inspire all students learn, grow, and strive for excellence each day. We teach and model responsibility and self-empowerment. We are committed to the continual improvement of our professional knowledge, practices, and systems—all toward achieving the goal of nurturing each student to his or her full potential.​

History of Port Orange Elementary

In 1879, Port Orange families paid by subscription to provide for group schooling rather than home schooling for the area’s children. Classes were small and the furniture was crude. The first school building was located on Halifax Drive where the Port Orange Civic Center is now located. J.B. Case, who also worked by subscription, was the first teacher at the Port Orange School. He came to Port Orange after teaching at the Tomoka Settlement. After teaching in primitive quarters without standardized books, Case oversaw the construction of a new one-room schoolhouse in 1889. This new building was located on the southwest corner of Dunlawton and Orange Avenues and was used for several years until the coming of the railroad.

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