Charlotte County Public Schools

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Charlotte County Public Schools
Ccpslogo.jpeg
Setting Standards for Student Success[1]
Address
1445 Education Way
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Information
School type Public
Founded 1888[2]
Superintendent Doug Whittaker[3]
Grades K-12 + specialty education centers
Enrollment 17,838[4] (2006/2007)
Language English
Area Charlotte County, Florida
Website

Charlotte County Public Schools operates all public K-12 schools in Charlotte County, Florida (USA). It covers Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Rotonda West, Babcock Ranch and surrounding areas. It operates ten elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, and six specialty education centers.

History[edit]

The roots of the district are traced back to 1888 when the first school building in the area was built on the corner of Marion Street and Harvey Street in Punta Gorda. At the time, African Americans were not allowed to attend a white school. The first colored school was built in 1893. Colored people were not introduced into the white schools in Charlotte County until 1964. Accelerated growth in the community beginning in 1950 resulted in the rapid expansion of the school district. New, larger schools started popping up all over the county much more rapidly than before.[5]

Notable Staff Members[edit]

Port Charlotte High School[edit]

  • Doug Dunakey - Former professional golfer, became the golf coach for PCHS after his professional career.[6]

General[edit]

  • Sallie Jones was the first female superintendent of schools in Florida. She was appointed superintendent of CCPS in 1937.[7]

Notable Alumni[edit]

Charlotte High School[edit]

Port Charlotte High School[edit]

Lemon Bay High School[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

  • Deep Creek Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Port Charlotte with 720 students. Their principal is Deborah Carney. Their mascot is the Bear Cub.[17] Their school colors are blue and gold. It is classified as an "A" school.
  • East Elementary School is K-5 school located in Punta Gorda with 500 students. Their principal is Dr. Lori Carr. Their mascot is the Eagle. Their school colors are red and white. It has earned an "A" rating and has been considered an AYP school for three years.[18]
  • Kingsway Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Port Charlotte with 780 students. Their principal is Lori Davis. Their mascot is the Cougar. Their school colors are blue and white. It is classified as an "A" school.[19]
  • Liberty Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Port Charlotte with 780 students. Their principal is Thomas Gifford. Their mascot is the Patriot. Their colors are red, white, and blue. It is classified as an "A" school.[20]
  • Meadow Park Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Port Charlotte with 764 students. Their principal is Asena Mott. Their mascot is the Alligator. Their colors are green and gold. It has been considered an "A" school for five years. It has earned the "You Make a Difference" award.[21]
  • Myakka River Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Port Charlotte with 660 students. Their principal is Jeffrey Harvey. Their mascot is the Manatee. It is classified as an "A" school.[22] It was one of 99 schools nationwide recognized by Richard W. Riley as a Title 1 school for offering outstanding programs for disadvantaged students.[23]
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Port Charlotte with 557 students. Their principal is Kathleen Rooker. Their mascot is the Astro. Their colors are red and white. It is classified as an "A" school. It is a distinguished school classified as AYP.[24]
  • Peace River Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Port Charlotte with 475 students. Their principal is Bertie Alvarez. Their mascot is the Panther. It is classified as an "A" school.[25]
  • Sallie Jones Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Punta Gorda with 700 students. Their principal is Carmel Kisiday. Their mascot is the Tiger. Their colors are hunter green, red, navy blue, white and khaki. It is the only elementary school in Charlotte County enforcing a school uniform policy. It is classified as an "A" school.[26]
  • Vineland Elementary School is a K-5 school located in Rotonda with 900 students. Their principal is Laura C. Blunier. Their mascot is the Great Blue Heron. Their colors are blue and white. It is classified as an "A" school.[27]

Middle Schools[edit]

  • L.A. Ainger Middle School is a school located in Rotonda West with 1115 students in grades 6-8. Their principal is Marcia Louden. Their mascot is the Cougar. It's been classified as an "A" school for seven years.[28]
  • Murdock Middle School is a middle school located in Port Charlotte with 950 students. It was beginning to be constructed in 1986 and open for its first official school year in 1988. Their principal is Christine Z. Dollinger. Their mascot is the Mariner. The school has earned the status of a Red Carpet School and a Blue Ribbon School. It is also classified as an "A" school.[29]
  • Port Charlotte Middle School is a middle school located in Port Charlotte with 1030 students. Their principal is Demetrius Revelas. Their mascot is the Terrier. It is classified as an "A" school.[30]
  • Punta Gorda Middle School is a middle school located in Punta Gorda with 1050 students. Their principal is Cathy Corsaletti. Their mascot is the Eagle. Their colors are red and blue.[31]

High Schools[edit]

Port Charlotte High School
Charlotte High School (old building)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlotte County Public Schools, Port Charlotte Florida". Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Our History". Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Superintendent". Charlotte County Public Schools. Retrieved 2011-03-07. 
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  5. ^ "Our History". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
  6. ^ Doug Dunakey Recalls Shooting 59
  7. ^ "Our History". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-05-22. 
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  13. ^ "Less Than Jake Biography". Mosaic. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  14. ^ a b "Port Charlotte High School Athletic Department". Retrieved 2007-12-30. "John Hall, class of '91, is a kicker for the Washington Redskins. Tony Hargrove, class of '01, is a defensive end for the Buffalo Bills." 
  15. ^ Rosenthal, Gregg (2010-02-08). "Aggressive ‘ambush’ boosts Saints to title". NBC Sports (NBC Universal). Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  16. ^ "Denise Amber Lee laid to rest today". Heraldtribune.com (Herald Tribune). 2008-01-23. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  17. ^ "Deep Creek Elementary School". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  18. ^ "East Elementary School". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  19. ^ "Kingsway Elementary School". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  20. ^ "Liberty Elementary School". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  21. ^ "Meadow Park Elementary". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  22. ^ "Myakka River Elementary". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  23. ^ "RILEY RECOGNIZES 99 SCHOOLS WITH OUTSTANDING TITLE I PROGRAMS". United States Department of Education. 2000-05-02. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  24. ^ "Neil Armstrong Elementary". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  25. ^ "Peace River Elementary". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  26. ^ "Sallie Jones Elementary". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  27. ^ "Vineland Elementary". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  28. ^ "L.A. Ainger Middle School". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  29. ^ "Murdock Middle". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  30. ^ "Port Charlotte Middle". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  31. ^ "Punta Gorda Middle". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  32. ^ "Port Charlotte High". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  33. ^ "Lemon Bay High School". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 
  34. ^ "Charlotte High School". Charlotte County Public Schools. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 

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