About The School  

Wacoochee Elementary School

Faculty and Staff 2016-17
Faculty and Staff 2016-17

The 2011-2012 school year was the first year for Wacoochee Elementary School.  In the Smiths attendance zone of Lee County, the schools were reconfigured.  Previously there was a K-1 school (Smiths Primary), a 2-3 school (Smiths Elementary), and a 4-6 (Smiths Intermediate) in this area.  Once the new high school was complete, the Junior High school moved into where the high school was previously.  That left this building vacant.  Lee County changed the configuration to what we have now with four K-6 schools (East Elementary, South Elementary, West Elementary and Wacoochee Elementary) where the students are zoned for each particular school.  We have approximately 540 students at WES.  We are very proud of our school and are excited about the positive climate that has been established here!

Some of the goals that we are going to focus on for 2016-2017 are: 

  • Tiered instruction
  • Standards-based instruction
  • Student engagement
  • Positive learning environment
  • Technology

We look forward to working with all stakeholders of WES this year!


Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

The Lee County School System will take a prominent role advocating a progressive education for each student in our schools. The mission of Lee County Schools is to educate every student through a comprehensive and academically challenging curriculum taught in a safe and nurturing environment. We challenge students to pursue dreams, succeed with integrity, and contribute meaningfully to a diverse society.

·         All children are valued individuals who can learn.

·         The education of each student is a responsibility shared by students, families, schools, and communities.

·         Each individual achieves best in an environment where physical and emotional safety is guaranteed.

·         Personal integrity is essential to individual success.

·         Learning is a lifelong endeavor.


Vision Statement

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Vision Statement

The Lee County Board of Education has a responsibility to ensure every student learns at his/her maximum potential and to set standards and expectations for the quality of education through the establishment of graduation requirements, accreditation of local schools, and certification of professionals. The Board of Education, the administration, and the staff of Lee County Schools will continuously focus on: 

·         Preparing students for a knowledge-based, technologically enhanced, and culturally diverse 21st century.

·         Supporting each child’s success in a learning community.

·         Ensuring a partnership with families and communities to support student learning.

·         Communicating a vision for improving public education for ALL Lee County students.

·         Guaranteeing that students have an opportunity to learn the skills necessary for their future, either for jobs or further education.

·         Maintaining a strong partnership between the communities and the schools.

·         Opening pathways of communication between all groups concerned with education.

·         Proactively implementing continuous improvement for grades K-12.

·         Advocating professional development and teacher education programs.