Welcome to the Sweetwater Elementary website!
We are proud of our school and the dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to preparing our students for success in school and in the future. We could not accomplish this goal without the tremendous support provided by our parents, volunteers and the community. We are proud to be an “A” school.
Sweetwater Elementary is located in Port Orange, Florida. Our school was built in 1993-1994. We first opened our doors to 624 students on July 18, 1994, on a single-track, year-round calendar. Our dedicated staff of teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, secretary and clerks, nurse, and School Way Cafe currently serves 600 kindergarten-grade five students on a traditional calendar.
The Sweetwater Elementary motto is "personal best." Our staff and programs focus on the diverse needs of our student population. We set high expectations for "all" students and foster a positive attitude towards becoming lifelong learners. Some of the programs which focus on meeting the diverse needs of our students include: single-year, and looping classes; a Problem Solving Team; Exceptional Student Education classes for students with varying exceptionalities and students who have severe emotional disabilities; instruction in multi-media applications, chorus, band, recorder, Orff, steel drums, and art. Our students compete in Jeopardy "brain bowls", physical fitness, and science and social studies fairs.
Student self-esteem and awareness is encouraged through our character education program and participating "with" their parents in parenting classes. Academic achievement is encouraged and recognized through honor roll and earning certificates and coupons from our Business Partners.
We are proud of our relationship with our Business Partners. They provide incentives for our students, give monetary and in-kind donations to our school, and volunteer to speak during Career Day.
Our School Advisory Council consists of parents, teachers, administrators, and community volunteers who work together to suggest ideas for improving student achievement and the school environment. Advisory in nature, our School Advisory Council meets at least eight times each year.
Our active volunteers, business partners, and School Advisory Council have met the criteria and earned the Florida "Five Star School" Award for 18 years. Thank you for your commitment to Sweetwater Elementary!