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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Construction Almost Finished On New South Pointe Elementary School Between Winter Haven & Lake Wales


South Pointe Elementary is being built at 9525 State Highway 653 in the southernmost point of Winter Haven and darn near unincorporated Lake Wales.

Completed Vision Of South Pointe Elementary

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.

State-of-the-art campus is expected to open in August for the 2023-24 school year

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.

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