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A. K. Suter Elementary is located in southeastern Pensacola, Florida. With a population ranging between 400 and 430 students, it is a small neighborhood school that maintains a close community atmosphere. The school is enthusiastically supported by an active PTA, multiple Partners in Education, and numerous volunteers.Volunteers help in the classroom by tutoring students and assisting with programs like Math Superstars, as well as, working at special events and fundraisers.

Suter provides a solid foundation in academic excellence. Test results show achievement far above national averages, and the school consistently ranks at the top in Escambia County. Teachers have high expectations for student achievement and appropriate behavior. A strong work ethic and core values of equality, honesty, integrity, patriotism, respect, and responsibility are incorporated in the curriculum.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The faculty, staff, families and community of Suter School unite to instill in our students a high standard of academic excellence and responsible behavior that will prepare them to compete in a rapidly changing society.

 

HISTORY

When the doors to Annie K. Suter Elementary School first opened in 1921, the school had two teachers and a principal. Today Suter "Dolphins" from kindergarten through fifth grade learn skills for success under the direction of over 20 classroom teachers, supported by a principal, guidance counselor, media specialist, part-time technology coordinator, physical education teacher, music and art teachers, special education teachers for learning disabled, speech/language impaired and gifted students, teacher aides, school secretary, data clerk, and custodial staff.

Over the years, the physical plant has had numerous changes and additions. The 1994-95 school year brought Suter a new media center and an art/music room. At that same time, the school grounds were expanded to include additional acreage for the physical education program and a new parking lot. Administrative offices, classrooms, and hallways also received a face lift. In the fall of 2003, a new wing housing fifth grade classrooms and an ESE suite opened. Even with all the new renovations, however, a glance down Suter's front hallway reveals that Suter has maintained its quaint charm. Brightly colored doorways and hallways decorated with student artwork help create a warm, comfortable atmosphere that encourages student learning.

 

AWARDS

  • "A" School

  • Five Star School in 1997-1998,1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2008-2009, and 2009-2010
  • Red Carpet School
  • 2002 Parent Involvement Award -- Regional Winner
  • 2002 Freedoms Foundation -- George Washington Honor Award
  • 2002 United Way -- Elementary School Winner
  • Florida PTA Local Achievement Award
  • 30 Consectutive Years of 100% PTA Membership
  • Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
  • Florida Department of Education Red Carpet School
  • 18 Consecutive Years of Golden School Award
  • 2004-2005
    Escambia Cty Council of PTA & PTSAs
    National Standards for parent/family involvement-
    Most outstanding project/program award
    "Communicating"
    "Family Fun Day After Ivan
  • 1998-1999
    Mabel Byrd Teacher of the Year Award
    Pat Judd for dedication of outstanding Service on Physical Education Professional
  • 2002
    Parent Involvement Award presented to Suter Elementary
    in recognition of your successful program
    Sponsored by PTA & FL Dept of Education
  • 11/98
    The Florida PTA presented
    President's Membership Award
    Elementary Level
    ECCPTA
    Outstanding Elementary Unit
    PTA membership under 300
    1998-1999