Connerton schools are among the best in Pasco County and are highly rated by the Florida Department of Education. Charter, private and parochial schools are also abundant in the area. In Connerton, your family is surrounded by the top-rated schools in the state.
Connerton Elementary is conveniently on-site. Sanders Memorial Elementary is a STEAM magnet school that specializes in science, technology, engineering, art and math.
Between the grades of pre-K and fifth, children living in the community attend Connerton Elementary School from 9:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. There are about 880 students enrolled at the elementary, which is part of the Pasco County School system. For more information about the K-12 schools in Land O’ Lakes, please visit the Pasco County Schools website.
Connerton Elementary School is the home of the Champions. The mission of the school is to instill passion and hunger for learning in a nurturing environment. Teachers and staff are committed to achieving excellence and empowering students through a strong sense of innovation and cooperation.
Our school sets high expectations for our staff and students. Our school has consistently earned high ratings by the Florida Department of Education. We have been awarded the Five Star School Award for several consecutive years, and we were recently awarded the Silver National Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Please visit the Connerton Elementary website for additional information about enrollment, teachers and staff, volunteer opportunities, parent involvement, and a calendar of events.
9300 Flourish Drive
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34637
Principal: Kelly Edwards
Pine View Middle School has become the first public middle school in Pasco County to be authorized as an IB Middle Years Programme World School. The International Baccalaureate “aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.”
Pine View Middle School
Pine View Middle School (PVMS) is a public, sixth through eighth grade middle school and is part of the Pasco County School District. The District School Board of Pasco County is System Accredited by AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Pine View Middle School is the first public school in Pasco County to be authorized as an IB Middle Years Programme World School. The school’s mission is “to provide a rigorous, world-class education which inspires students to become active, compassionate and collaborative lifelong learners who understand and respect other people and their differences.”
Pine View Middle School is committed to “thinking green.” They use their school website as their main communication outlet for members of their Panther family. They also use Pasco Connect, which hosts faculty web pages and the principal’s blog. The ConnectEd phone system sends school messages to families via your home or cell phone. They appreciate all of the Panther families helping them with this effort to use the digital tools they have available. They encourage everyone to “think green”!
PVMS Panthers welcome you and proudly share that they have the distinction of being an A-rated school for 13 years in a row! Student population is 933 for this school year. We believe that every child can be successful, and they encourage the development of 21st-century skills through collaboration and the use of technology.
5334 Parkway Blvd.
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639
Principal: Jennifer Warren
Land O’ Lakes High School is an A-rated school and a designated International Baccalaureate World School. U.S. News named it “One of America’s Best Public Schools.”
Land O’ Lakes High School
Land O’ Lakes High School encourages every student to engage in a challenging core academic program, while also developing skills for a future career. Academic rigor is a cornerstone for all programs. Their vision is to create a community that works together so all Pasco students will reach their highest potential.
Their mission: that Land O’ Lakes High School graduates emerge prepared for lifelong learning, personal and civic responsibility, global understanding, and respect for the uniqueness of the individual.
Land O’ Lakes High School is an International Baccalaureate World School. They have an Advanced Placement Program, Culinary Arts Program, and an articulation agreement with Pasco-Hernando Community College for students to take approved coursework through PHCC and receive college credit.
20325 Gator Lane
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638
Principal: Rick Mellin
Charter schools are fully recognized as public schools. They are independently governed, freestanding public schools that offer parents and students an alternative public education outside the traditional school district system.
The closest charter schools to Connerton are:
- Sanders Memorial Steam Magnet School - Learn More
- Sunlake Academy - Learn More
The charter, or contract, defines an individual school’s mission, curriculum and instructional strategies, goals and objectives, and all areas of accountability to its sponsor, parents, students and community. It also outlines the school’s management, operations and financial responsibilities. In Florida, the number of charter schools has grown from five schools in 1996 to more than 500 in 2012-2013.
Following Florida statute, charter schools are required to be nonprofit organizations, each governed by their own board of directors made up of community members and parents with business, finance, education and legal backgrounds. The governing board is responsible for setting policy, approving the annual budget, and ensuring the school is financially sound and operating within the required fiscal guidelines. Charter schools’ teachers and staff are employees of the charter school, not employees of the school district in which the school is located. Teachers are required to hold a valid Florida teaching certificate and must meet the “highly qualified teacher” requirements under No Child Left Behind. As with Florida’s traditional public schools, charter schools receive funds based on their full-time equivalent student enrollment. Additional funding can be obtained through grants and private donations.
Pasco County charter schools operate under performance contracts, called a charter, with the District School Board of Pasco County. The District School Board, through its Charter Schools Department, monitors each school for compliance with the charter and local, state and federal regulations.
For a list of Pasco County charter schools, click Charter School List. Parents interested in learning more about a charter school, or for information on enrollment, should contact the charter school directly. The District School Board of Pasco County does not enroll students into a charter school.
Individuals interested in employment opportunities must contact the charter school directly. Charter school employees are NOT employees of the District School Board of Pasco County. The school district does not maintain information related to charter school employment.
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