Our School Motto
“To Be the Best I Can Be!”
The mission of Sikes Elementary, with the support of the home and community, is to provide the highest quality education for our students by creating a caring and challenging atmosphere that encourages life-long learning.
In partnership with home and community, Sikes Elementary is committed to educating productive citizens of tomorrow.
The student body of Sikes Elementary School is approximately 900 for the 2011-2012 school year in grades K-5. This diverse population consists of 57% Whites, 15% Blacks, 24% Hispanic and 4% Asian, American Indian and Multi-racial. Approximately 15% of the student population is designated ESE and 40% of the student population receives Free/Reduced breakfast and lunch. The mobility rate for Sikes has remained consistent the past couple of years at less than 10%. Sikes is located in the south end of Lakeland and primarily draws students from S. Lakeland and Mulberry. A few students are bused from a rural community in the Pierce area.
The school focus has continued to center around increasing student achievement and meeting adequate yearly progress in order to build a strong community of support for the students, staff and the lowest performing students. Core and supplemental researched based materials are used to guide instruction. Our professional development is centered on increasing teacher knowledge and raising student achievement. We will continue implementation of the Learning Focus Strategies Model that promotes quality instruction, active learning and higher level thinking skills.