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1752 13th Ave. S | St. Petersburg, FL

Melrose Elementary SchoolTitle I Parent Survey Link

Please click this survey link to participate in the annual Melrose Elementary School Title I Parent Survey.  The purpose of this survey is to provide the Pinellas County School District's (PCS) Title I Program leadership with valuable feedback from parents of students enrolled at Melrose Elementary School.  Your opinion counts!

click link below



Magnet information

Students enrolled in a Pinellas Countywide Magnet school in the current school year will be allowed to remain at that school through the highest grade offered.  Arterial transportation will be provided to those that qualify.  If you have any questions please contact the school at 893-2175.

School Improvement
Plan link

To see Melrose's School Improvement Plan, go to and click on the Read Only version after pulling down to Pinellas and Melrose.

How to reach us

Address: 1752 13th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712
(727) 893-2175
Fax: (727) 893-1884

student hours are 8:30-3:30.


2013-2014 School Year
8/3 - Back to School Care Fair, 8-noon, Enoch Davis Rec Center
8/19 - First day of school!
9/2 - Labor Day holiday
9/13 - Professional Development Day. Schools closed for students
9/27 Opening night, Through Our Eyes journalism photo gallery show at the Studio@620
10/25 - Professional Development Day. Schools closed for students
11/25-11/29 - Thanksgiving Holiday
12/23-1/3/14 - Winter Break
1/6/14 - School resumes
1/17/14 - Teacher work day. Schools closed for students
1/20/14 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Schools closed.
2/17/14 - Professional Development Day. Schools closed for students.
3/3 - Dr. Seuss Birthday celebration.
3/24/14-3/28/14 Spring Break
3/31/14 - Schools reopen.
4/18/14 - Professional Development Day. Schools closed for students.
5/26/14 - Memorial Day Holiday. Schools closed for students.
6/4/14 - Last Day of School for Students


















journeys logo

Melrose Elementary is a journalism magnet school
in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is the only elementary school in Pinellas County to have netbooks for each student to use. At Melrose, students receive hands-on, real-world experience for writing, speaking, photography and videography.

Students with digital cameras in hand document the action at Melrose. Students
with notebooks scour the school for news -- taking notes, doing interviews and writing stories on laptop computers. They hold
press conferences with the mayor at City Hall and do phone interviews with School Board members. Journeys in Journalism is a full-school magnet program, that gives every student a hands-on, real-world experience.

Click here to find out how to apply
to Journeys in Journalism.



Melrose Elementary Mission Statement

The mission of Melrose Center for Journalism and Multimeda is toeducate and prepare each student for college, career and life by teaching them to be safe, respectful and responsible learners.

Melrose Elementary Vision Statement

Unite with parents and community to ensure 100% success for all students

Melrose Elementary Guiding Principles

Respectful learners

Responsible learners

Safe learners


Do You Have an
Android Device or Phone?


Food services has developed an app for parents students and staff to read  the school lunch menus.
That app can now be found for all Android devices.

Look inside the Google Play store and search "Nutrislice."







Ticket to Read

To access the Ticket to Read program please go to
Once there please have your student log in with their district username and password that has been provided to them. An introductory parent video can be found at



District Launches New Online Educational Resource

The district is making available for students, parents and teachers a new education resource that provides more than 1,200 activities students can do in the classroom or at home. Teaching & Learning Services and Technology Information Systems have teamed up with InSync Education, a Maryland-based education technology company founded in 2007, to provide this opportunity and are encouraging families to try it out during the holidays and to continue using it after students return to school in January. The site, accessible via a link on the homepage of the district’s website and here, provides numerous resources including homework help, focused assistance in specific subject areas such as math, social studies, science, language arts and college and career readiness, as well as FCAT preparation. All activities are presented in English and Spanish. Available online 24 hours a day, InSync can be accessed from any computer or mobile device. 


To view the materials, click on the InSync logo on the homepage of the PCS website or go to Enter PCSB as the code, select “Start,” and create a username, password and profile.



Melrose Action Plan Available

A summary of the Melrose action plan for 2012-2013 is now available. Click here to review.

Our Parental Involvement Plan can be found here.


Pathways to Success

In the 2010-2011 school year, the State Department of Education adopted new standards for our curriculum areas.  Because the standards changed, the end of the year testing changed as well and FCAT is now referred to as FCAT 2.0.  As you might think, requirements for graduation were impacted by this change.  It is never too early to begin thinking about what will be asked of your child in order to graduate!  The brochure is available on our district website using under the Parents and Students tab and following the drop down menu to locate the Parent’s Bulletin Board postings.  It is full of interesting information!


Parent Portal

So much of what we do in terms of registration is done on line these days, and you need your parent portal login information to do it. Did you know your child's grade cards and current class status is also available, and you can check their progress daily?

Go to and login using your p.XXXX login. If you need help remembering it, contact Jodi Rivera or Hattie Barton in the front office.

Common Core

By now you have heard about Common Core, the new standards that are taking effect next school year. For further information, go to

to see a description of what your child will be learning, arranged by grade level.