O’Brien Expectations

  • Respectful
  • Organized and Ready to Learn
  • Always safe
  • Responsible

Mission Statement

The mission of Philip O'Brien Elementary is to provide a high quality education for all students.

Campus Hours

  • Office hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Breakfast is served 7:30 to 7:50 AM.
  • Visits are limited to the office lobby area at this time.


Home of the Lions


Office Closed

The office will be closed Friday, July 1 through Friday, July 10, and will reopen on Monday, July 11. Have a safe and happy holiday.


Lakeland Rotary Supports Philip O'Brien Elementary

On June 28, 2022, our Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Vicky Adams, and our Principal, Mr. Charlie Huntley, attended the Lakeland Rotary Club luncheon and meeting. The Lakeland Rotary Club is the generous sponsor of the Know & Grow program at Philip O’Brien Elementary, Crystal Lake Elementary, and Highlands City Elementary for the past two years.

In addition to the iPads presented as part of the Know & Grow event, the Lakeland Rotary Club presented a $7,000 donation to Philip O’Brien Elementary! It is with a most grateful heart that we accept this donation and work to build an outdoor classroom focused on hands-on science teaching and learning for all students.
Thank you Lakeland Rotary!

2022 - 2023 Supply List

Please click the link below for the 2022 – 2023 school supply list.

2022-23 Supply List

Third Grade Summer Learning

If your third grader is attending summer learning at Carlton Palmore Elementary, please read the important information below.

Students that live closer to Philip O’Brien Elementary may catch the bus at our school. Students that live closer to CODE Academy can catch the bus at CODE Academy. Both schools will be picked up at 7:00 AM and will be dropped off at 1:15 PM. Please be on time as the buses cannot wait for late students.

Staff members will be ready at Philip O’Brien Elementary to provide supervision for students. Please park in designated spaces in the parking lot and walk students to the benches in front of the school. When picking students up, please park in designated spaces and walk over to pick up students from the bus loop. Due to the bus using the bus loop, we ask that no cars be parked in the loop.

Students catching the bus at CODE Academy are to wait on the benches in front of the school until the bus arrives. If you have questions about catching the bus at CODE, please call that school at (863) 499-2960.

We were just informed by Carlton Palmore Elementary that they are hosting an orientation today (June 2) from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We apologize for the late notice. If you have any questions about summer learning, please contact Carlton Palmore Elementary School at (863) 648-3510.

5th Grade Kids Tag Art

Check out the wonderful Tag Art from our talented fifth-grade Lions! Thank you for supporting the arts at Philip O’Brien Elementary!


Dollar General Donation

Thank you, Dollar General Stores, for your generous donation of school supplies! These supplies will go directly to students as we continue to ROAR to Success! We appreciate your support.

Safe Schools for Alex

Safe Schools for Alex is a Web site for an organization that works to promote school safety and provide resources to parents, students, and other stakeholders.  We encourage you to visit the site to learn more!


Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

Rainy Day Dismissal Procedures

Early Dismissal Day

This is a friendly reminder that May 27 (last day of school) is an early dismissal day. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 PM. Please make plans accordingly. Thank you.