South Pointe Elementary is being built at 9525 State Highway 653 in the southernmost point of Winter Haven and darn near unincorporated Lake Wales.
The state-of-the-art campus is expected to open in August for the 2023-24 school year, led by Principal Dart Meyers, formerly of Frostproof Ben Hill Griffin Jr. Elementary.
The cost to build the school is estimated to be between $20 million and $30 million. South Pointe Elementary is located at 0 Old Bartow Lake Wales Road on 39 acres in Winter Haven. The new school is expected to hold 996 students.
South Pointe is a traditional, zoned K-5 public school, and parents in the attendance zone can enroll now.
You can determine your zoned school here: polkschoolsfl.com/zonefinder.
Other enrollment details can be found at polkschoolsfl.com/enroll.
South Pointe measures approximately 127,000 square feet and will have capacity to serve nearly 1,000 students, helping us keep pace with our rapidly growing community.
Earlier this year a naming survey for the new school, and South Pointe was the most popular choice. The other options were Osprey Elementary, Osprey Landing Elementary and Sensabaugh Elementary — named for the late Effie Reeve Sensabaugh, a longtime educator in Winter Haven.