Crystal Lake Elementary
A Community Partnership School

Crystal Lake Elementary is the first community partnership school in Polk County and offers a variety of supports and services for students, families, and community members.

District and community members cutting a ribbon for the grand opening of the clinic at crystal lake elementary

Greetings Eagles Family!

My name is Timothy T. Warren and I am the new principal at Crystal Lake Elementary. Although this will be my first year as CLES Eagle, I have been an educator for 26 years, a principal for 15 and I look forward to working together to ensure academic and social success for all our students.

My priorities are clear: (1) create and maintain an intense academic focus to increase student achievement for all students (2) provide relevant and rigorous classroom instruction that will lay an instructional foundation so students will be successful and confident as they encounter the secondary school curriculum, (3) ensure comprehensive, targeted, and intensive support systems for students experiencing difficulty learning the Florida Standards, (4) strive to achieve two years of academic growth within a school year for each student, and (5) provide teachers with ongoing professional development which analyzes student performance data to refine classroom instructional practices as a means of meeting their students’ academic and social needs.

Integrity, conviction, support, diplomacy and candidness are traits that I exemplify and live by, and serving others is what I have chosen to do with my life. My educational philosophy is that “all children learn in different ways. It is the responsibility of everyone that comes in contact with children to recognize the greatness they possess and extract that greatness and provide them with the academic and social-emotional skills needed to keep them out of poverty which will enable them to make a positive contribution to society.”

Again, I look forward to working with everyone to achieve the mission of Polk County Public Schools by ensuring that “Students First” is fully integrated in all decisions, endeavors, as well as the culture of our school; making certain that a high-quality education for all students is seamlessly embedded in our practices for every student, every day.


Timothy T. Warren, Principal

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Community Partnership School

Crystal Lake Elementary is Polk County's first Community Partnership School, a pilot program that will bring a variety of education, healthcare and social services for students, parents, and the surrounding community.

Clinic Hours
Tuesday & Thursday
7:30a - 5:30p

*Exams are schduled by appointment only.

Community Partnership School
The first in Polk County
On-site clinic
For students, parents and community members
Wide selection of after-school programs, including gardening and chess
A-Team & Gifted
For academically high-performing students
Free after-school tutoring in reading and math