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402 Dunlawton Ave.
Port Orange, FL 32127
(386) 322-6271
    School Information

    Port Orange Elementary

    402 Dunlawton Avenue
    Port Orange, FL 32127
    Phone: (386) 322-6271

    Principal: Tennille Wallace​

    School colors: Orange & Black
    School mascot: Tigers
    School hours: Office—7:30 am – 3:30 pm; Student—7:55 am – 2:05 pm

    Welcome to Port Orange Elementary

    Port Orange Elementary School is located in historical Port Orange, Florida; situated on the East Coast of Central Florida. The main building was constructed in 1925. This replaced the original wooden, one-room school house from 1889. Our school was added to the National Register of Historic Places in February 1998. The two-story building features wooden floors and a fully equipped auditorium with a stage. Over the years, several additions and renovations have taken place at the school. Although the size of our campus is small compared to newer sites; it holds five permanent buildings, seven portable classrooms, a kindergarten and intermediate playground, pavilion, basketball court, and a nature trail. Port Orange Elementary is also a gifted center in Volusia County.
    The Port Orange Elementary faculty and staff prides itself on providing a safe, secure, and nurturing environment in which students can rise to high academic, social, and behavioral expectations. This is evidenced as the school received a school grade of “A” this year in the Florida School Recognition Program. Port Orange Elementary also has a bully proofing program in which faculty and staff were trained and our students learned strategies to become a more Caring Tiger Community. In addition, Port Orange Elementary is proud to acknowledge we have several National Board Certified teachers. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement recognized Port Orange Elementary as being an Accredited School in 2012.
    Port Orange Elementary has an active volunteer group consisting of parent and community members. This year, our PTA started a new “Tiger Dad” program to get more men involved in their children’s education. Our school, for many years, has earned the Five Star School Award and the Golden School Award. Family oriented events held this school year included Family Science Night, Common Core Family Math Night, Family Writing Night, Artist Trading Card Night, and the Celebration of the Arts.

    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 more.


    From the intersection of US 92 (ISB) and Nova Road, proceed east on ISB to US 1 (Ridgewood Ave.). Turn right and travel south about eight miles to Dunlawton Ave. Turn right. School is about two blocks west on the left.

    I-95 Exit at Dunlawton Ave (exit 85). Travel east on Dunlawton past the railroad tracks.

    I-4 Exit at I-95 and proceed south. Exit I-95 at Dunlawton Ave (exit 85). Travel east on Dunlawton past the railroad tracks.

    NSB Take US 1 north to Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange. Turn left. School is about two blocks west.

    NW Take SR 40 east to I-95 and proceed south. Exit I-95 at Dunlawton Ave (exit 85). Travel east on Dunlawton past the railroad tracks.

    Take US 17 to DeLand. Travel east on US 92 to I-95 and proceed south. Exit I-95 at Dunlawton Ave (exit 85). Travel east on Dunlawton past the railroad tracks.



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    -Cafeteria 34199

    -Clinic 34198

    -Extended Day 34118

    -Front Office 34100

    -Guidance 34197

    -Media 34146