Vision Statement

At Socrum Elementary, we offer a variety of student-centered services to meet the academic, social-emotional and career-based needs of our students and families.

Mission Statement

In partnership with our parents and the community, Socrum Elementary will prepare students for middle school by providing a safe and engaging environment focused on standard-based instruction, using high-yield strategies, learning, and fostering positive relationships.



School Hours

Breakfast served 7:30-7:55 a.m. School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
First Bell:8:00 am
Tardy Bell: 8:00 am
Dismissal Bell: 3:00 pm


Welcome to Socrum Elementary

Socrum Elementary School is located in the Northwest corner of Polk County in central Florida approximately halfway between Tampa and Orlando. It is a rural school with deep historical roots. Our staff and students work together to create a comfortable, warm environment where learning and achievement flourish.


School Closure and Reopening Information

Due to widespread power outages and school sites that are serving as shelters, Polk County public schools will remain closed until Monday, Sept. 18. Friday, Sept. 15, is tentatively planned to be treated as a teacher workday. This means district staff, teachers and anyone else who normally works on teacher work days should report to work. Students and paras will return on Monday, Sept. 18. However, we are still assessing damage and there are still widespread power outages across the county. A follow-up communication will be sent on Thursday. As of now, we plan on treating Friday, Sept. 15, as a teacher work day and welcoming our students back to class on Monday, Sept. 18. Buses are expected to also resume operations on Monday, Sept. 18. 

Please remain safe.

Open House Announcement (New Date)

School Advisory Council

September 26@ 5:00-6:00 pm


Socrum Elementary School Calendar

2017-18-At-a-glance- Master Calendar

Click on the link to review Socrum’s school calendar.

Please keep in mind that some of the scheduled events are subject to change.   It is always a good practice to check your student’s agenda for reminder and changes.


Parents please review the letter sent home and/or click on the picture to receive information regarding safety precautions for August 21.


Student Test Scores Available

Students in grades 3rd , 4th, and 5th can pick up FSA Score Reports for Reading, Math, and Science in the front office.  Please have your photo I.D readily available.


Socrum Improves School Grade

A big thank you to students, teachers, Mr. Miller, staff, and community partners. 

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Socrum Elementary in the news

Lakeland Ledger: Socrum Elementary Ride to Success

BayNews9 Media Coverage: Model Pioneers at Socrum Elementary

Register for the 2017 – 2018

School Year

Teacher & School Related Employee of the Year 2017- 2018



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Upcoming Events

Students Return to School
Sep 19 all-day
Annual Advocate Meeting @ District Office Auditorium
Sep 29 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
FTE Week
Oct 9 – Oct 13 all-day

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Early School Dismissal
Oct 11 all-day

Additional Information: Schools throughout Polk County will dismiss students 2.5 hours early.r

End of 1st 9-Week Grading Period
Oct 11 all-day

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Grades Due
Oct 13 all-day

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Teacher Workday, Student/Paraeducator Holiday
Oct 16 all-day

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Distribute Report Cards (9 Weeks)
Oct 24 all-day

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