General Information

School Information:

Jesse Keen Elementary School
815 Plateau Ave, Lakeland, FL 33815

Phone: 863-499-2880

FAX: 863-413-2506

School Office Hours: 

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Early School Dismissal: 12:15 pm ALL STUDENTS

Doors Open: 7:25 am
Tardy Bell: 7:45 am
Instructional Day Begins: 7:50 am
Pack Up Bell: 2:45 pm
walkers  Bell: 2:50 pm
Bus Riders & Cars released when called

School walker gates close at 3pm

Lunch Times:

Kindergarten: 10:05 – 10:30
Second Grade: 10:35 – 11:00
Third Grade: 11:00 – 11:25
Fourth Grade: 11:30 – 11:55
Fifth Garde: 12:00 – 12:25
First Grade: 12:35 – 1:05

Our History

Initial Development

Jesse Keen Elementary School is built on a part of the 1866 original homestead of the early Lakeland settler, Mr. Jesse Keen. The school retains an antique bench which belonged to the family and a picture of pioneers, Jesse and Elizabeth Keen. The school was erected in 1962 and is 60 years old. Jesse Keen has been a Title I school for over 20 years. Jesse Keen is a Pre-kindergarten through grade 5 school situated on the west side of Lakeland, located in a warehouse district and consists of rent support properties, mobile home parks and older single family wooden and cement structure homes.

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Recent History

The JKE facility includes 6 buildings, 10 portables for student instruction and 2 portables for family services/offices. The school’s main building houses the administrative offices, dining room, cafeteria, Kindergarten, First and Second grades. Building two houses the media center, art, music, an ESE classroom, ESE offices and resource classes. Buildings 3, 4 & 6 house our upper grades of 3rd through 5th grade.

Front Building of Jesse Keen Elementary

Buildings three and four house the Third grade, plus two computer labs. Building six houses the Fourth and Fifth grade classrooms. The portables house one ESE Pre-K, 2 ESE classrooms, 2 Head Start program classrooms, 2 Resource classrooms, ESOL Classroom, Gifted Classroom and Physical Education Classroom.  Each teacher has a computer and the students are issued there own device for school usage. All classrooms presently have ceiling hung computer projectors smart-boards and use document cameras for innovative and exciting instruction. Our school has integrated the use of iPad/tablets within all instructional classrooms.

What Makes Us Different?

Our school strives to improve the students in their current grade and take them into the next level by use of standard based education with technological engagement.

We currently do not have any clubs. In the near future we plan to have clubs for the school students