About Our School
Vision and Mission Statements
South Ocala Elementary is the desired community school for student-centered learning. Our focus is to provide a family-friendly environment in order to develop successful and well-rounded global leaders.
The South Ocala Elementary family is committed to working together with teachers, staff, parents, and community members to instill in students a lifelong love for learning. Together, we will ensure a nurturing environment and create a challenging and individualized curriculum tailored to every student’s unique needs.
Positive Behavior Support
South Ocala Elementary School is a Positive Behavior Support School. We recognize and celebrate behaviors that are conducive to learning and school safety. At SOE, I will succeed! Watch me… Be Courageous! Be Kind! Be Ready to Fill My Mind! For demonstrating these behaviors, students earn Buzz Bucks to purchase special items and admission to special events. If a child is unable to meet these expectations or follow school rules, South Ocala Elementary uses progressive discipline in accordance with the Marion County Code of Student Conduct. Parents and staff must work together to teach children to respect authority, the rights of others, and private or public property.
Family, Parent, and Community Engagement
There are always opportunity for our families and parents to be engaged in the work at SOE! The School Advisory Council and Parent Teacher Organization play a critical role in decision-making and guiding the direction of the school. Once enrolled at South Ocala Elementary, you will receive frequent communication via newsletters, Family Access, DoJo, Skylert phone calls, and Twitter.
We are proud to have Neighborhood Storage as our business partner!
School Profile and Demographics
The original school was built over 56 years ago and was renovated in 2010. The school has a rich history of pride and performance with countless alumni throughout Marion County.